A New Status for Women in the Workplace

EXHIBITION : WOMEN IN IRISH SOCIETY

About this Item

A 1968 report on the changing nature of Irish industry and the place of women in the workforce.

  • Title
    Women At Work
  • 1st Broadcast
    20/11/1968
  • Contributor
    Brian Cleeve (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:26
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    Work
  • Clip title
    A New Status for Women in the Workplace
  • Extended description

    Brian Cleeve reports for 'Work' on the changing place of women in the Irish workforce.

    The report shows women in a sewing factory singing as they work, something which used to be a sackable offence. The managers of this factory encourage singing to boost morale. Their attitude reflects the changing nature of industry and a new status for women in the workplace.

    The number of women working on the land and in domestic service has fallen dramatically. The jobs that now attract women are in factories and offices.

    Donald McDonnell of Woodingtons Ltd says that they have problems recruiting women for a number of reasons, including high turnover of female staff, the reluctance of women to work after marriage and increasing competition from other factories.

  • Information

    'Work' was a fortnightly report on Ireland at work.

    This programme was introduced by Brian Cleeve and Patrick Gallagher and was broadcast on 20 November 1968.

  • Local keywords
    Work, Production, Women, Sewing Factory, Status, Work Conditions, Donald McDonnell, Woodingtons Ltd, Jobs, Gender
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    Work and Production
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ One
  • Production year
    1968
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P686/00068
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Black and White
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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