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Women being asked to disproportionately pay for the deficit

There’s a study beckoning to be done: the impact of the Drummond Commission report on women.

On this International Women’s Day we face an unprecedented attack on the public sector – a sector in which employment belongs 60 per cent to women.

In health care, that number is even higher – 82 per cent.

While there is much talk about sharing the pain from the last recession, the reality is those who rely the most upon public services and those who deliver them are really being asked to shoulder the cost. More often that not, these are women.

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