Married women in the workplace
Note: What is the Confederation of Catholic Workers of Canada (CCWC) proposing in the following extract? Why was this proposal made? Could this kind of proposal be made today?
“Whereas one of the main causes of unemployment is the excessive growth of female employment, this convention has asks that there be legislation [sic] provincial to restrict to just proportions the use of female labor … and especially starting with the dismissal of married women.”
Source of extract: Free translation of Procès-verbal, Congrès de la Confédération des travailleurs catholiques du Canada (CTCC), résolution 15 (1935), Archives de la CSN, cité dans Marie Lavigne et Jennifer Stoddart, « Ouvrières et travailleuses montréalaises 1900-1940 », Les femmes dans la société québécoise, Montréal, Boréal, 1977, p.141.
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