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a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities

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The Toronto case study discussed below shows how the insider strategy of the Toronto Community Benefits Network managed to win discursive support for CBAS from provincial policymakers, but could only push the government to implement a weak employment equity program based primarily on a workforce development model.
This study examines the construction of employee understanding of employment equity as a first step to developing an understanding of how and why employment equity is either accepted or is seen as problematic by organizational members.
In 2003, a taskforce on pay and employment equity was set up and reported back on mechanisms for implementation of equal pay policies.
Added McCallum, "Swakop Uranium strives to implement best practice standards in occupational health and safety, employment equity, conditions of employment, training and development and industrial relations.
She said the findings indicate that a great deal still needs to be done to improve employment equity.
located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, is a leading national provider of specialized Human Capital Management, Employment Equity and Diversity consulting and program implementation in Canada.
I will first briefly discuss the employment equity policies, followed by a discussion of the research on factors responsible for support or opposition to such policies among the general public.
Having a central program complements inclusion-related initiatives and efforts that already exist through various campus communities," said Catherine Anley, university Employment Equity Advisor.
This paper is a letter of understanding between British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) and British Columbia Public School Employers' Association (BCPSEA) in response to Employment Equity for Aboriginal Teachers.
The Employment Equity Act (EEA) (South Africa 1998) identifies people with disabilities as one of the targets of the Act.
M2 EQUITYBITES-November 15, 2010-Dynavax Technologies Corp announces new employment equity awards to 11 new employees(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.
Related to this discussion there have also been books on employment equity in Canada (Agocs and Burr, 1992) and the evolution of women's studies programs in Canadian universities (Braithwaite, Heald, Luhmann and Rosenberg, 2004).
This fictitious pedagogical case was inspired in part by the real-life experiences of HR and employment equity managers in various Canadian organizations.
The WomenEoe1/4aos Empowerment Fund and the Employment Equity Act continue to ensure the appointment and support of women in top leadership positions in the government as well as private sector.
Some specific topics include: organizational careers, organizational conflict and identity, implementing employment equity, organizational moral responsibility, organizational design, and corporate governance.
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