Study of health privatization impact on women’s work, pay equity; to be released at Thursday press conference

News release

On Thursday at 10 a.m., the Hospital Employees’ Union (CUPE) will release a study by Simon Fraser University economist Marjorie Griffin Cohen on the effects of health privatization on women workers and their wages.

March 8 is International Women’s Day.

What: HEU releases study of health privatization’s impact on women’s wages and pay equity

Who: Marjorie Griffin Cohen, SFU economist Shelagh Day, human rights expert and advocate Mary-Woo Sims, former BC Chief Commissioner for Human Rights Debbie Boyle, front-line health care worker Zorica Bosancic, HEU’s Assistant Secretary-Business Manager

When: 10 am Thursday, March 6, 2003

Where: Granville A room Plaza 500 Hotel Cambie and 12th Avenue

Microphone feeds will be available. The study will be posted at

-30- Contact: Patty Gibson, communications officer, 604-328-7393 (cell)