TORONTO, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - A new study to be released on Thursday, March 6 finds that job prospects for women in the Greater Toronto Area are dismal and not getting any better. The study "Working Women, Working Poor" will be released at a press conference on Thursday. It tracks women of a range of ages, ethnic backgrounds and education levels in Toronto and their experiences in the job market.
The full study is being released on March 6 at the press conference, in advance of International Women's Day on March 8.
Thursday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m.
25 Cecil Street, Toronto
Speakers will include:
Winnie Ng, Unifor/CAW Sam Gindin Chair at Ryerson University and member of the Women and Work Research Group
Prabha Khosla, study researcher writer
Pam Sanichar, laid off manufacturing worker formerly a member of the United Steelworkers Union
Andria Babbington, Unite Here Local 75
Viktoria Belle, young worker facing a series of part-time and temporary jobs
The study was written by Prabha Khosla and funded by the Women and Work Research Group.
SOURCE: Women and Work Research Group
For further information:
Carolyn Egan, President of the United Steelworkers Toronto Area Council 416-806-7985
Prabha Khosla, Women and Work Research Group study author 647-867-3363
Shannon Devine, Unifor Communications Department 416-302-1699