Reconciliation policies: precondition for quality jobs and equal pay. Catelene Passchier, confederal secretary European Trade Union Confederation. Challenges for the next decades (1). 42 Percent of German women believes that having children will mean the end of their career …………..
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Catelene Passchier, confederal secretary European Trade Union Confederation
42 Percent of German women believes
that having children will mean the end
of their career …………..
Financial Times Deutschland, Monday 25 June 2007
In the autumn of 2007 in Bulgaria,
85 % of teachers were on strike. Most of them women.
They demanded a substantial wage increase.
Their current wage is 150 Euro per month (compared to around 400 for a skilled blue collar worker).
Wages in Bulgaria are the lowest in EU 27.
Fertility rates as well ……….
part time, flexi-time, (unpaid) leave, childcare
Short term advantages:
Long term negative effects:
Burden of adjustment on women !
Gradual change towards
Short term costs:
Long term benefits:
Burden of adjustment more evenly spread over women and men, workplaces and societies
(with different outcomes for NMS related to low wage levels)
….. and policy coherence!
Longer working lives and more adaptability?
then shorter working days and more flexibility for workers!
4 priority areas for action:
ETUC 2008: campaign ‘Europe’s workers need a pay rise’, with emphasis on equal pay
Joint evaluation European Social Partners of
Parental Leave Directive:
Report to Social Summit March 2008
ETUC Congress 2007
Charter on Gender mainstreaming
Thank you !