# SocialRights A NEW START TO SUPPORT WORK_LIFE BALANCE OF PARENTS AND CARERS

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SocialRights

A NEW START TO SUPPORT WORK_LIFE BALANCE OF PARENTS AND CARERS

Muriel

Bissières

DG Justice and

Consumers

16 May.2017

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A NEW START TO SUPPORT WORK-LIFE BALANCE

FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

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1. Objectives

2. Challenges3. Measures4. One of the first deliverable :gathering results of the

projects on equal economic independence

A NEW START TO SUPPORT WORK-LIFE BALANCE FOR PARENTS AND CARERS

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Objectives

1. increase female participation in the labour market and reduce the gender gap, including pay and pension gaps2. give workers a real choice when balancing their professional and caring responsibilities by modernising the current legal and policy framework 3. supporting Member States'

modern family policies to address the demographic challenges 4. offer non legislative targeted measures to address shortcomings in care services facilities and the economic disincentives to work for second earners.

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Even though men devote more time to paid work, women work in total 54 hours a week, 5 hours more than men, spending on average 21 hours on caring and household activities, compared with 9 hours spent by men.

Average time spent by workers on paid and unpaid work per week

Source: Eurofound (2015)

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Measures proposed

:a Directive on Work-Life BalancePaternity leave (new): 10 working

days, compensated at

least at sick pay level;Parental

leave

(

strengthened

):

Compensation of the 4

months

at

least

at sick pay level and non-transferability for the whole

period, entitlement to flexible uptake, rise of the age of the child from 8 to 12. Carers' leave (new): 5 working days/year to take care of child or dependent relative, compensated at least at sick pay levelFlexible

working arrangements (strengthened): Right for parents of children up to 12 or carers to request FWA (reduced working hours, flexible working hours and flexibility in place of work)

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ensuring protection against discrimination and dismissal for parents (including pregnant women and workers coming back from a leave) and carers; Better enforcement of existing

dismissal protection under EU law; financial

support to public authorities to enforce dismissal protection acquis◾encouraging a gender-balanced use of family-related leaves and flexible working arrangements

;

Benchmark and monitor

gender-balanced

design/use

leaves

and FWA in the

Semester

; EU-

level data; Sharing best practices on Family-friendly organisation/ label; breastfeeding

facilities; leave periods credited in pension systemsFinancing new pilot schemes for the developement of innovative working arrnagments (EaSI),

Non-

legislative

measures

proposed

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Improving Quality, Affordability, Access to care:Encourage use of EFSI; request MS to reprogramme ESIF to address CSRs

Benchmarks on childcare and long-term

care services; Monitor in the European Semester; EU-level data; Sharing of good practices

◾Removing

economic disincentives for second earners which prevent women from accessing the labour market or working

full-time :

Benchmarks on

addressing

tax-benefit

disincentives

, Monitoring in EU Semester, Sharing good practices

Non-

legislative

measures

proposed

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Projects on equal

economic independence between women and men

IT :

E.L.E.N.A

. “Experimenting flexible Labour tools for Enterprises by

eNgaging

men And women”

AT :

Men and Reconciliation of Work and Family: Supporting the Path to Gender Equal Distribution of Parental Leave and Working Time

PL :

Family and work it pays off

!

SI : ACTIVE.ALL

HR : In Pursuit of Full Equality between Men and Women: Reconciliation of Private and Family Life

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Projects on equal

economic independence between women and men

CY :

Breaking the Mould: Promoting Gender Equality in Cyprus

MT :

Equality Beyond Gender Roles

FI :

Visible fathers: recognising fathers' care responsibilities at workplaces

NL :

On the path to equal economic independence? The importance for gender equality of a good transition from education to the labour market for young people

DE :

Ökonomische Eigenständigkeit von Frauen und Männern fördern - durch Einsatz von

Gleichbehandlungs

-Check

(equal treatment-check)

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Thank you

for your attention !


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