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#InWorkPoverty – ‘We have a huge problem of in-work poverty for women’ Urtasun MEP

#InWorkPoverty – ‘We have a huge problem of in-work poverty for women’ Urtasun MEP

| November 8, 2018

MEPs highlighted the recent Oxfam study on in-work poverty of women in the workforce in Europe. The study underlines the situation facing working women and the ways in which their changing patterns of work, the hardships and disadvantages they face are leading to poverty despite employment. The report explores the challenges and opportunities facing Europe’s […]

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#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

#EuropeanCouncil: ‘We cannot and should not outsource our problems to Turkey,’ says Martin Schulz

Talks with Turkey on dealing with the refugee crisis should not be linked to the country’s efforts to join the EU, warned Martin Schulz in Brussels. The European Parliament president addressed European heads of state and government at the start of the EU summit on 17-18 March dedicated to the migration crisis and economic priorities. […]

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#EUBudget: Overcoming crises and rapid recovery – Parliament’s EU budget priorities for 2017

#EUBudget: Overcoming crises and rapid recovery – Parliament’s EU budget priorities for 2017

Next year’s EU budget priorities should continue to be tackling the migration and refugee crisis while at the same time investing more and better to accelerate today’s slow economic recovery, MEPs say in a resolution voted on Wednesday (9 March). Parliament highlights the problems of long-term and youth unemployment and disparities in economic development across […]

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#LabourMEPs: Rise in zero-hours contracts highlights need for urgent action

#LabourMEPs: Rise in zero-hours contracts highlights need for urgent action

On 9 March, Labour MEPs reiterated calls for urgent action to tackle zero-hours contracts, following the latest figures showing a rise in their usage in the UK. Eight hundred and one thousand people were employed on a zero-hours contract between October-December 2015, up from 697,000 for the same period in 2014 – a 15 per […]

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#WorkersRights: Same work, same pay – MEPS react to new proposal on posted workers

#WorkersRights: Same work, same pay – MEPS react to new proposal on posted workers

The European Parliament held a debate on proposed revised rules for workers who are employed in one member state and temporarily sent to another by their employer as presented by Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on Tuesday evening (8 March). Political groups’ speakers were divided: for centre-left MEPs, it was not far-reaching enough to prevent exploitation […]

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#InternationalWomensDay: Commission’s contribution to promote gender equality

#InternationalWomensDay: Commission’s contribution to promote gender equality

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), these are the priorities of the Commission in terms of gender equality. What are the priorities of the Commission in terms of gender equality? In December 2015 the Commission published the ‘Strategic engagement for gender equality 2016-2019‘. It represents the work programme for gender equality policy during […]

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#InternationalWomensDay: ETUC calls on men and women ‘to break glass walls’

#InternationalWomensDay: ETUC calls on men and women ‘to break glass walls’

On International Women’s Day (8 March) the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) calls on men and women to break the glass walls that segregate the sexes in different occupations at work and to reach more gender equality in the labour market.   According to ETUC, Women continue to be held back not only by glass […]

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