Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE)
Producer/Director: Margot Trevelyan
1975 | 30m
Women describe their struggle against discrimination in the workplace and in the union in this 1975 film produced by the Canadian Union of Public Employees. Activists speak about issues such as pay and employment discrimination, violence against women, and daycare. There is discussion of the need for more involvement and representation by women inside the union, including running for office. Some of the barriers, such as traditional family roles and opposition by husbands, as well as steps that encourage greater participation, are also looked at.