Monthly Archives: July 2013

What we need for equality

Originally posted on Gingerbread's campaign blog:
Read the news, trying to find the proof that affordable, easy to access childcare is THE solution to mothers, single or not, getting a fair deal at work…well it seems it is a…

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Have a look at all the friendly MEPs supporting our 2014 European Year campaign!

Photo opportunity with a Penguin, un album sur Flickr. We have asked all the MEPs, who have already shown their support for our 2014 European Year campaign by signing the Written Declaration, to give our campaign one more chance! It’s … Continue reading

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Will the European Commission make a difference?

The Trio Presidency said YES, the European Parliament said YES and now the question is: Will the European Commission make a difference in the lives of all families in Europe by designating 2014 as the European Year for Reconciling Work … Continue reading

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Danes are among the happiest in Europe with their family life – Wondering why?

For a working professional woman whose employer provides minimal sick and vacation leave, having a baby often means cobbling together a combination of paid sick and vacation leave, disability insurance, and even unpaid leave, to deliver and care for her … Continue reading

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EU employers take family-friendly working seriously

A Eurofound survey  investigating family-friendly working policies in companies in six European countries (France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Sweden, UK) finds that employers take family-friendly working seriously and have put in place a range of policies to support this, especially in … Continue reading

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