International Women's Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on the situation of women in society and what progress we have made in achieving gender equality. There can be no inclusive, sustainable or fair society in modern democracies without strong women's rights and gender-equality.
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The Commission has published, for the 8th of March 2019, their report on equality between women and men.
On 1 March, Oliver Röpke takes over as the new President of the Workers' Group at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), after being elected to the position by the group's members on 7 February. He replaces Gabriele Bischoff, who had been president of the group since October 2015.
On 24 January the European Parliament, the European Commission and Member States reached an agreement on the Work-Life Balance.
This agreement is a concrete step to make the lives of European working parents and carers easier, said Gaby Bischoff, President of the Workers Group at the EESC.
International Migrants Day on 18 December provides an opportunity to pause and reflect. The European Economic and Social Committee Workers´ Group propose a series of reflections, based on the understanding of migration as a normal factor in any human society.
With the aim of improving workers' conditions anywhere in the world regardless of their national origin, the EESC Workers' Group strongly supports the Global Compact and appeals to all EU Member States to rise to their responsibilities and sign this agreement.
While wishing the Social Pillar a happy first birthday, the Workers' Group believes the best birthday present for the Pillar would be for the EU institutions to deliver on their commitments: we call on them to adopt strong proposals to improve working people's lives, before the European elections in May 2019.
- The EU will not be able to face the upcoming economic, social, environmental, and political challenges with the proposed allocation of resources.
- Cohesion and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding should be maintained, not reduced, during the next budgetary period.
- The EU must increase its own resources, including taxes on financial transactions, and on digital multinationals.