FREDERICTON (GNB) – The provincial government today announced it is implementing pay equity adjustments with the court stenographers union, Local 1840 of the Canadian Union of Public Employee (CUPE), which represents about 80 court stenographers in New Brunswick.

“Our government recognizes that we must do more to advance the status of women and that when everyone is treated equally, we all benefit,” said Treasury Board President Roger Melanson. “Improving pay equity across all parts of government as we committed to doing will help us grow the economy and improve the quality of life of New Brunswickers.”

The commitment will equate to $68,000 a year over four years.

This follows the announcement that CUPE 2745 will be granted pay equity adjustments of $3.5 million a year over a 10-year period. The more than 3,000 workers include educational assistants, administrative assistants, school library workers and intervention workers.