Friday, March 9

Women Hit by Manufacturing Job Loss

On March 8, as women across Canada celebrated their hard-won gains on International Women’s Day, they faced a continuing struggle to stem the job losses in the manufacturing sector - some of the better jobs for women in the paid labour force.

Over the past five years women have lost a proportionately greater share of their manufacturing jobs than have men, a new CAW study shows.

CAW Director of Women’s Programs Julie White says “We need to understand that there’s a woman’s face on many of these job losses. Too often it’s assumed that men alone are losing factory jobs. But if we stop to think about the sectors where women work - food, manufacturing, fish processing, auto, auto parts, aerospace, general manufacturing and more - it’s obvious this crisis has hit women and men alike.”

LINK: CAW website

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