PLENT statement on the proposal of European Directive on work-life balance

PLENT statement after the round table at the European Parliament 29th Nov. 2017 The people from PLENT that participated in the round table have produced a document summarizing the arguments and the position defended in front of the Members of the European Parliament that attended the event, regarding the EC … Continue reading

From the EC Directive on Work-Life Balance to Real Equality. The proposal of PLENT

“From the EC Directive on Work-Life Balance to Real Equality: the proposal of PLENT” On Wednesday 29th. of November, 2017, a public talk will take place at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the new Directive Proposal on parental leaves (“work-life balance”) -that has been recently announced by the … Continue reading

European Commission dangerous proposal on work life-balance

The European Commission has submitted the European Parliament a legal reform proposal to assumingly improve work life balance and better involvement of men in care work. The International Coalition for Parental Leave Equal, Non Transferable and 100% Paid (PLENT) claims this is another example of a political maneuver to consolidate … Continue reading

“Indignados” Spanish fathers sue Social Security for discrimination on parental leave

A group of Spanish fathers has gone to court to demand equal (and totally non-transferable) paternity leave to the mothers – 16 weeks 100% paid. For the moment 8 fathers have taken legal action, and many others are waiting to do so as their babies are born in the next … Continue reading

Which family policies do we need to diminish the motherhood penalty?

The European Commission, the Council and the European Parliament are discussing about the implementation of a directive that improves safety and health at work of pregnant workers, workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding. Improvement, according to this proposal, would be to grant women 20 continuous weeks of … Continue reading

Paternity is the problem! Confusion about gender equality at the European Parliament

The new European Parliament will debate again on the extension of maternity leave, without taking the fathers into consideration. This extension is intended to promote the fair treatment of mothers in the labour market, but with a blind eye to the indirect discrimination suffered by all women because of motherhood. … Continue reading

PLENT participates in the NORDIC FORUM

Nordiskt Forum Malmö 2014 New Action on Women’s Rights is a conference arranged by the women’s rights movement of the Nordic countries. From June 12th – 15th 2014, around 15,000 people are expected to gather in Malmö, Sweden, to shape new strategies to promote gender equality and end discrimination against … Continue reading