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European trade unions confederation supports binding measures for equality on boardrooms

[Brussels, 25 May 2012] On the occasion of the public consultation of the European Commission Gender imbalance in corporate boards in the EU which takes place until May 28 the European Women’s Lobby welcomes the response of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), which is a member of the EWL.

The European Women’s Lobby has already submitted its response to the consultation and asked its member organisations to submit their own responses.

The European Commission has launched this public consultation seeking advice on it should address the persistent gender imbalance in corporate boardrooms in the EU.

ETUC’s fight to stand against women underrepresentation and discrimination in the labour market and in society has a long history. With its response to the consultation ETUC once again reaffirms its positions to enhance women’s participation in decision-making structures and processes.
For ETUC our member organization “Equality between women and men is a founding principle of the European Union and a long standing commitment of the ETUC. A balanced participation by women and men in society’s major political and economic decisions is a key element to developing real democracy and it has also proved to be an essential factor contributing to economic growth”(ETUC Resolution on Recommendations for improving gender balance in trade unions, 2011).

The consultations will feed into the Commission’s decision on whether to propose action and on the form it should take. Together we can send a strong message to the Commission on the necessity of binding measures.
You can submit your contribution, too as both organsiations and individuals are welcome to share their views!

Access to consultation click here.

View response from ETUC here or download ETUC’s reply to the consultation here.

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