'Hire women' quotas needed in construction: union - CEP Media Release April 19, 2010

28 Apr 2010 3:50 PM | Mira Fabian (Administrator)
OTTAWA -- One of Canada’s largest industrial unions says the federal government and construction industry employers must act together to help break the glass ceiling that blocks women’s entry to careers in construction.

In a presentation today to the Standing Committee on the Status of Women, the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada proposed that construction employers be required to ensure increased participation of women as a condition of their project, especially if they are recipients of government funding. Read full story.

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