Employment equity

Employment equity

Double exposure the fight against reproductive hazards in the workplace

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Marianne Langton
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vol 1, No. 4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses exclusionary practices by industries; how often women have been excluded from jobs traditionally worked by men that may involve occupational hazards to reproduction; Discusses risks for men; Calls for improvement of work environment rather than discrimination of workers; Includes excerpt from “Workplace Hazards to Reproduction” Jennifer Penney, Health November 1978.

Insurance you can’t collect

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Victor Schwartzman
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Vol 1, No. 3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1980
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses women’s experiences of accessing Unemployment Insurance and iIlness Benefits; shares the story of Stella Bliss, a Vancouver office worker who was fired for being pregnant in 1977, discusses how higher unemployment often translates to tighter regulations, gives advices to women in the paid labour force.

 

Unpaid work policy guide: frequently asked questions

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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown. PE

Provides answers to questions surrounding the issue of women and unpaid work. Answers includes what is meant by unpaid work, why this is considered a women's equality issue, why unpaid work should be measured and possible ways of doing so, and how this might affect government policy-making decisions.

Unpaid work policy guide: fact sheet

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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PE

States five basic facts surrounding the issue of women and unpaid work and provides supporting Canadian statistics for each. Includes statistical evidence that unpaid work is worth a lot to the Canadian economy, that women do most of the unpaid work, and that pay inequalities between men and women continue to exist, even in the paid workforce.

Women and unpaid work: policy guide

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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
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Prince Edward Island Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Charlottetown, PE

Discusses the issue of unpaid work and how it impacts the financial security and social status of those who perform it, especially women. Argues that governments tend to not take the value of unpaid work into account when making policy decisions, and that this often has a detrimental consequences for women. Briefly discusses both the PEI situation and that of Canada as a whole. Provides recommendations to the PEI government, including public education, employment, and research initiatives.

Breaking through the glass ceiling: women in management

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Linda Wirth
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International Labour Organization
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Geneva, Switzerland
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ISBN 9221108457

A tool kit for managers on recruitment, retention and promotion of persons with disabilities and members of a visible minority g

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Health Canada
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Health Canada
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents information and brings together suggestions desinged to enable managers to identify and select diverse candidates, develop talent and empower employees. Includes two booklets, and four pamphlets.

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EMPL.T66

Employment equity for women... still matters

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Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
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Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Brings together concrete suggestions to improve participation of women in all groups and at all levels of the federal Public Service.

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EMPL.E47 2000
ISBN 0662646835
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Includes bibliographical references.

Gender equality in the labour market: lessons learned

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Prairie Research Associates, Inc.
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Human Resources Development Canada
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies policies and programs that have improved position of women in the labour market. Requires a PDF reader.

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EMPL.L47 2002
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Includes bibliographical references.

Is work working for women?

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Andrew Jackson
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Canadian Labour Congress
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Provides an overview of the quality of women’s work as a background for discussion at the Canadian Labour Congress 2003 Women’s Conference. Highlights the role of unions in reducing labour market inequality between women and men, and makes brief reference to better conditions in some other countries.

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