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A Return to Wage Discrimination: Pay Equity Losses Through the Privatization of Health Care

Document type Report
Author Cohen, Marcy.
Author Cohen, Marjorie Griffin,
Date 2004
Pages 28


Privatization has eliminated 30 years of pay equity gains and has put BC at the bottom of the barrel nationally when it comes to wages and benefits for women working in health support occupations. This is the central finding of a study released today by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. It documents the dramatic reversal of pay equity resulting from the provincial government's push to contract out hospital support services (cleaners, care aids and laundry, food service and clerical workers). "Bill 29 has turned the clock back thirty years on fair wages for women in health support occupations," says co-author Marjorie Griffin Cohen, a CCPA research associate and Chair of SFU's Women's Studies Department. -- CCPA news release, 21 April 2014


ISBN 9780886273842 0886273846