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Gender equality in European labour markets (Exploratory opinion from the European Parliament)

EESC opinion: Gender equality in European labour markets (Exploratory opinion from the European Parliament)

This opinion responds to a request from European Parliament for an exploratory opinion on gender equality in European labour markets, which had put a special emphasis on the pay situation and care obligations.
The opinion considers it necessary to draw up an integrated and ambitious European strategy to tackle systemic and structural obstacles and lead to policies for improving equality between women and men and to help implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights. It reiterates the EESC positions on the gender pay gap and work-life balance and recommends gender neutral pay systems. It pleads to fight gender segregation in education, training and the labour market, in particular of women belonging to vulnerable groups.


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Composition of the study group & calendar

Administrator in charge: Judite Berkemeier / Assistant: Lina Melninkaitiene

Foreseen for the plenary session on 12-13.12.2018.