The COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine measures implemented by most European governments are especially hard on women, as recently pointed out by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE). Women are more likely to face a significant increase in unpaid care work, precarious employment schemes, and an increase in gender-based violence and harassment. 73% of education workers are women, and ETUCE calls for education employers and authorities to take the different needs of men and women into account when planning measures to contain the outbreak and its consequences. Read more on the ETUCE website HERE.
The MUT, as an affiliated member of ETUCE, is supporting the position taken by the ETUCE and has communicated with the European Commissioner for Equality, Dr Helena Dalli, on the matter.