Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE/SCFP) – The status of women in CUPE/ la situation de la femme dans le SCFP


This special report to the CUPE convention of 1971 highlights recommendations by the Royal Commission on the Status of Women that require direct action by citizens’ groups and labour unions if they are to be implemented. It lays out the significance of these recommendations for CUPE members and identifies the steps that CUPE must take to take to ensure the work of the Commission is not wasted. Areas covered in the document include participation of women in CUPE, equal pay, designating jobs by sex, job opportunities for women, pensions, group insurance, paid maternity leave, retirement age, married women, representation on boards, part-time work, rung ranking, day care, and women’s rights implementation committees.