Since the European Commission published a proposal of EU Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and family carers in April 2017, MMM has been actively following the legislative process and engaging with policy makers. This proposal includes paid paternity leave of 10 days, 4 months paid non-transferable parental leave per parent, paid carer’s leave of 5 days per year and the right to request flexible working conditions (telework, reduction of working time and flexible schedules).
During the month of June 2018, we joined forces with other 3400 NGOs and Trade Unions from all around Europe asking Members States to reach a common position. On 21st June 2018, the Employment Council agreed on a position on the Work-Life Balance Directive and the European Parliament voted the text in July.
In September, discussions among the three institutions (“trialogues”) to reach a common text started and are currently ongoing. We hope that in the next weeks an agreement is formed, and we are working with other members of the civil society to keep the discussions going via social media and other communication means.
Therefore, until the EU Work-Life Balance Directive is formally adopted hopefully by December 2018, we are calling on everyone to spread the word and support us by getting involved in this latest social media wave using the hashtag #IWantWorkLifeBalance.
We have also launched a joint statement on 5th November ahead of the 6th and 19th November trialogues asking to reach an agreement before the end of the year and include a life-cycle approach:
Mothers at the heart of change for a culture of peace. Showcasing examples at family, community, national and international levels.
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Today, a trialogue meeting among the Council of the EU, Parliament, and Commission to reach a common text on the EU Work-Life Balance Directive proposal is taking place.
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Since the European Commission published a proposal of EU Directive on Work-Life Balance for parents and family carers in April 2017, MMM has been actively following the legislative process and engaging with pol
The Secretary General of the EU Delegation of MMM has been speaking at an Round Table called “A business commitment for a better Work-Life Balance” on 22 March 2018 hosted by Maria Arena MEP and Agnes Jonge
Today MMM with 9 other civil society networks and organisations representing millions of children, young people, adults and families across the EU issue a joint statement asking the Council to continue negotiat
Brussels - The European Commission has put forward an ambitious and comprehensive proposal on “Work-Life balance for working parents and carers”.