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Doesn't pay to be a woman--CLC.

"It just doesn't pay to be a woman in Canada," the Canadian Labour Congress says in a report, Women in the Workforce: Still A Long Way from Equality, issued for International Women's Day.

Regardless of education, working women, they earn less than men. On average they receive 70.5 cents for every dollar earned by men. The report states: "The wage gap between them and their male counterparts has actually grown over the past 10 years.

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Among the measures recommendeD by the CLC are changes

* to the Employment Insurance that will enable them to have greater access to EI benfits

* to employment standards so that full-time hours and part-time hours get paid the same when the same work is done:

* to raise the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour.

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Title Annotation:Canadian Labour Congress' report
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Date:Mar 20, 2008
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