Yours, Mine & Femme! Ep. 13 Gender Gap – the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce

There’s no denying, the impact of COVID-19 on the workforce is gendered. Women are overrepresented in insecure work and the sectors hit the hardest by the pandemics such as hospitality, retail, tourism, arts. In a letter to the Commonwealth Women’s Ministerial, ACTU states the crisis is likely to widen the gap and lock women out of the workforce for many years to come.

So what needs to be done to fix this? Drive EP Isabella Michie spoke to ACTU President Michele O’Neil to find out. Take a listen!


‘Yours, Mine & Femme’ is a segment in which we put a spotlight on issues affecting women of all ages, cultures, sexualities and abilities. To catch up on past YMF episodes or to make sure you don’t miss a story, follow us on Instagram and Twitter @YMF_2SER

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