Employment equity

Apprenticeship Training Program for Postal Workers (2011)

Case study

This document outlines an apprenticeship training program undertaken by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and Canada Post Corporation (CPC) to help qualified employees upgrade their skills and gain access to opportunities for promotion.

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2013-06-14

Seeds for Change (2001)

A Curriculum Guide for Worker-Centred Literacy

This curriculum guide is for trade union educators who are involved in setting up and implementing literacy programs for union members. The guide identifies what makes a trade union approach different from other approaches to workplace literacy. It provides guidelines for curriculum writers and instructors who need to develop materials for union programs.

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2008-01-10

Assessing and Recognizing Foreign Credentials in Canada - Employers' Views (2001)

The Canadian Labour Business Centre (CLBC) carried out a study from October 2000 and January 2001 exploring Canadian employers’ views and experiences with assessing and recognizing the credentials of foreign-trained workers, as well as approaches to raising the awareness of employers on these subjects.

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2007-03-22

Women Scientists: Contradictions and Connections (1991)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1991 - Vol. 9, No. 2

Because of predicted labour shortages in the future, more women are being encouraged into scientific careers especially in engineering. However, the few women who are now in science are mostly in biology and biochemistry and in jobs which pay less than men's and with fewer opportunities for advancement.

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2004-09-09

Women in the Police Force (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1992-93 - Vol. 10, No. 1

This article is excerpted from the testimony of Katherine Spillar (National Coordinator, The Fund for the Feminist Majority) before the Independent Commission on the Los Angeles Police Department, May 13, 1991. Though it refers to American police forces, the information and recommendations are relevant for Canada

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2004-09-09

Sylvia Gold's Address at CCLOW's Annual General Meeting: June 21, 1985, Toronto (1985)

Women's Education des femmes, Fall 1985 - Vol. 4, No. 1

Sylvia Gold addressed CCLOW's Annual General Meeting, June 21, 1985 in Toronto, Ontario.

In 1985, Sylvia Gold was President of the Canadian Advisory Council on the Status of Women.

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2004-09-09

The Status of Women Teachers in Ontario High Schools (1986)

Women's Education des femmes, Summer 1986 - Vol. 4, No. 4

This article discusses the under-representation of women in positions of added responsibility within Ontario High Schools in 1986.

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2004-09-09

Pay Equity in Quebec (1989)

Women's Education des femmes, Sept. 1989 - Vol. 7, No. 3

In this article, the author discusses the underevaluation of women's work in Quebec. Although the Quebec Charter of Human Rights has provided for equal pay for work of equal value since 1976, very little progress has been made in correcting the wage disparities resulting from the underevaluation of women's work.

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2004-09-09

Does Co-education Work for Women? (1988)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1988 - Vol. 6, No. 1

In this article, the author discusses women's access to opportunity and employment and affirmative action programs. She quotes Charles Caccia, then Federal Minister of Labor, “sexual inequality still persists in Canada; women account for 40 per cent of the labor force but earn only 58 per cent of what men earn; women continue to be concentrated in a few employment categories and most women work because they must.”

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2004-09-09

Looking for Solidarity in the Margins (1993)

Women's Education des femmes, Winter 1993 - Vol. 10, No. 3/4

This article explores some of the difficulties that women and people with disabilities have faced independently and together in their struggle to ensure questions of access and equity are part of the national training agenda.

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2004-09-02

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