A summary report is now available of the National Women’s Task Force survey results compiled by the Research Unit at the University of Regina. The analysis provides valuable insight into the barriers facing women members at work, home and in the union. It is based on a total of 4,788 surveys, which were available to members online and through regional meetings.
The National Women’s Task Force was mandated by the 2005 CUPE National Convention to consult broadly with CUPE members on the issues of women’s equality and participation in the union.
In addition to meeting with members in face-to-face consultations, the Task Force conducted a membership survey on the status of women in the union. The survey asked a number of questions about barriers to participation in the union, women’s leadership in the union and how the union could address women’s equality in the workplace.