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Pay hike at McMaster University for female faculty

McMaster University has announced it's giving female faculty members a raise because of a "systemic bias" favouring men.
Charlotte Yates is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at McMaster. (McMaster University)
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Some members of McMaster University's teaching faculty are getting a raise. The one criteria: it only applies to women.

The decision comes after a study by the university showed what they called a "systemic bias" in the amount paid to male and female faculty. It determined that female faculty make less than their male counterparts.

Starting July 1, the university will add $3,515 to the salaries of all female full-time faculty members. 

Charlotte Yates is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at McMaster. She tells As It Happens guest host Dave Seglins, "When you have a study such as this, to then not act would be demoralizing and dissapointing."

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