Work-life balance: AGE supports the adoption in Open Letter

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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The European Parliament elections 2019: an opportunity we cannot miss!

Here comes a major occasion to both reshape the European Union to bring it closer to its citizens – of all ages – and silence the ageist misconceptions picturing older adults as not forward looking. As a civil society network, AGE will strive for older citizens to be heard during the coming campaign and will record any commitment by candidates so that the next mandate of the European Parliament is used for sound achievements towards a more inclusive Europe for all.
  

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First MEPs take the pledge to build a Europe for all ages at Inter-Party debate

Invited to take part in an inter-party debate to kick-off AGE Platform Europe’s campaign for the European elections, several MEPs reflected on the main achievements of the last term and discussed the proposals brought forward by older persons representatives. Here is a short report of the discussions that took place on 20th February.

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