GENDER INEQUALITY PERSISTS

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Improvement and inequality

1968

Married women comprise two-thirds of the membership of the FWTAO. Despite discrimination in salaries and conditions of employment, married women are in the workforce to stay.

1970

One in five men is promoted to administrative jobs; one in 50 women is promoted.

1971

Elementary teachers face layoffs as enrollment declines for the first time since the end of the war. With a lack of seniority protection in their collective agreements and a surplus of teachers, hiring, firing and promotions are increasingly at the whim of school boards.

The Qualifications Evaluation Council of Ontario (QECO) launches its first statement. Created by the teachers’ federations, QECO provides a system of consistent evaluation of a teacher’s qualifications.