Date: Fri, 13 Jun 97 10:51:15 CDT
From: rich%pencil@VM.KSU.EDU (Rich Winkel)
Subject: Canada: Conditions Of Women Workers Deteriorating
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** Topic: Conditions Of Women Workers Deteriorating **
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Conditions Of Women Workers Deteriorating
Findings drawn from the Canadian Labour Congress, Women's Work:
A Report, Ottawa, March 1997
- Only 20% of women have full-time, full-year jobs which pay more than
$30,000 per year, compared to 40% of men.
- Canada has the second highest incidence of low-paid employment for women
(34.3%) among all industrialized (OECD) countries. Only Japan (37.2%)
- While women account for less than 20% of those in the top ten paying job
categories, they represent more than 70% in the lowest paying jobs.
- The unemployment rate for young women (under 24): 15.6%; for "visible
minority" women: 13.4%; for Aboriginal women: 17.7%; and for women with
disabilities: 16.6%. Research produced by the Disabled Women's Network
of Canada shows that 65% of women with disabilities who were unemployed
wanted to work.
- In less than 20 years, the number of women part-time workers has
increased by 200%. Throughout that period, women made up 70% of the
part-time workforce. Over a third of part-time workers wanted to work
full-time, but could only find part-time work.
- One in ten jobs are now temporary. Over a period of fifteen years, the
number of women working more than one job increased by 372%
(Source: Canadian Labour Congress, Women's Work: A Report, Ottawa,
Graduate School of Education
University at Buffalo