Women’s Issues

Equal Pay Day • April 9 • TAKE ACTION!

Equal Pay Day • April 9 • TAKE ACTION! In Ontario, women are “in the red” because they continue to earn on average 28 percent less than men for work of equal value. This wage gap is even more stark for racialized women, women with disabilities and Aboriginal women. The Ontario Federation of Labour is working with the Ontario Equal Pay Coalition to change that. We are raising awareness about

When work becomes a sexual battleground

  The ILO is highlighting the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace – an often subtle but disturbing form of aggression. Feature | 06 March 2013   GENEVA (ILO News) – Sisandra, 28, understands all too well the impact of sexual harassment in the workplace.   As a telecommunications technician in Durban, South Africa, she works in a male-dominated environment.   “My executive manager came to the office and

National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women

Today, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence against Women, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) calls on Canada’s federal government to commit to ending violence against women by taking action in three concrete ways.   The CLC echoes UN Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet’s call for “bold action and decisive leadership”, for governments to translate international promises into concrete national action.   (embed link:http://saynotoviolence.org/commit   “We hope to see

Workers Arts & Heritage Centre - Working Women Project

This project will generate increased awareness of and discussion about the historical and contemporary experiences of Canada’s working women, particularly amongst women, seniors and youth. Through their involvement in the conceptualization and creation of the project (as the subject of oral histories or by participating in the project advisory committee), by seeing their stories and images, and those of their mothers and grandmothers, reflected in an exhibition, Canada’s working women

The informal economy: women on the front line

Informal employment is on the rise throughout the world, including in developed countries, and is synonymous with lack of protection and serious vulnerability. Women are discriminated against and edged out of the formal labour market, but are over-represented in the informal economy. On 8 March, International Women’s Day, the ICFTU will be focusing on organising women in the informal economy so that they can gain better rights and become a