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

Debate between PLENT and ETUC at the European Parliament

Next Tuesday, 3 rd May 2016, PLENT (International Platform for Equal, Non-Transferable and 100% Paid Parental Leave) will participate in an event organized by the GUE/NGL (European United Left – Nordic Green Left – European Parliamentary Group): “Reviving Parental Leave rights in the EU”. In this debate, our colleague María … Continue reading

PLENT to explain its proposal in Brussels. Come and discuss with us!

This event is organized by the Confederal Group of the European United Left/Nordic Green Left (GUE/NGL). GUE/NGL through the Spanish party “Podemos” (one of the new anti-austerity parties in Spain). At present there are two different directives in the EU that are completely disconnected. One is the Directive on Maternity leave (under DG health), … 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