Candidate to the European elections 2019, candidate Filip Hamro-Drotz supported AGE’s manifesto:
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‘The Manifesto is a positive signal to all concerned about the role of aged people as an asset in society, based on life- and professional experience – a resource which offers strong add-value to a well running society. Age-discrimination would hamper this potential.’ – Filip Hamro-Drotz
AGE has co-signed an open letter to the Council of Ministers for Employment, Social Affairs, Health and Consumers
(the EPSCO Council), to support the adoption of the directive on
work-life balance for parents and carers. The directive will introduce
major improvements for carers, such as a right to request carers’ leave
of five days per year and workers and the right to request flexible
working arrangements. Also, the directives encourages men to take up
more family leaves throught the introduction of 10 days of paid
paternity leave and the remuneration of two months of parental leave per
parent, which will not be transferrable between parents. Two additional
months per parent do not have minimum standards for remuneration.
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On 19 December 2018, AGE Secretary-General Anne-Sophie Parent was invited to meet the President of the European People’s Party (EPP), Mr Joseph Daul and the Deputy-Secretary-General of the party. She discussed AGE expectations regarding the EU action to combat age discrimination and ageism, foster older workers’ access to the labour market, allow older persons to combine work and pensions and promote access to quality health and long-term care. Most proposals were met with enthusiasm by the EPP President.
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