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close this bookABC of Women Workers' Rights and Gender Equality (ILO; 2000; 124 pages)
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Teachers

The teaching profession is one where women have traditionally been employed, but are nevertheless concentrated in more junior positions. In the joint ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, adopted in 1966, it was stressed that all aspects of the preparation and employment of teachers should be free from any form of discrimination on grounds of race, colour, sex, religion, political opinion, national or social origin, or economic condition. According to this Recommendation:

• marriage should not be considered a bar to the appointment or to the continued employment of women teachers, nor should it affect remuneration or other conditions of work;

• employers should be prohibited from terminating contracts of service for reasons of pregnancy and maternity leave;

• arrangements such as crèches or nurseries should be considered where desirable to take care of the children of teachers with family responsibilities;

• measures should be taken to permit women teachers with family responsibilities to obtain teaching posts in the vicinity of their homes and to enable married couples, both of whom are teachers, to teach in the same general neighbourhood or in the same school;

• in appropriate circumstances, women teachers with family responsibilities who have left the profession before retirement age should be encouraged to return to teaching;

• part-time service should be facilitated: part-time working teachers should receive proportionately the same remuneration and enjoy the same basic conditions of employment as teachers employed on a full-time basis, should be granted corresponding rights and should be entitled to adequate and appropriate social security protection, including coverage under employers' pension schemes;

• effect should be given to the standards laid down in the Maternity Protection Convention (No. 3) of 1919, and the Maternity Protection Convention (Revised) (No. 103) of 1952;

• women teachers with children should be encouraged to remain in the service by such measures as enabling them, at their request, to take additional unpaid leave of up to one year after childbirth without loss of employment, all rights resulting from employment being fully safeguarded.

Joint ILO/UNESCO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers, 1966

→ see also Family responsibilities, workers with, Occupational segregation and Vocational training

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