EPSU Questionnaire on the representation of women in EPSU and in the different affiliated organisations

EPSU Women & Gender Equality Conference 2018 Prague

In 2013 EPSU carried out its third survey of women’s representation in affiliates’ decision-making bodies and other structures. The other two surveys were conducted in 2008 and 2000.

The latest survey findings were published in a report that was presented to the EPSU Executive Committee in November 2013, Women’s representation in EPSU and affiliates, which you can find here and the detailed statistics are available in a separate table which is available here.

55 unions from 31 countries replied to our last survey, covering a total of 10.6 million workers. That survey revealed that women “were still underrepresented in traditionally male-dominated sectors, for example in public utilities.”  The data of the 2014 survey also showed that women’s overall representation had improved slightly when compared to 2009.[1]

It is now time again to update our data on women’s representation in EPSU and its affiliates with a view to presenting the results to the Executive Committee in November.

We have retained the format of the 2013 questionnaire, but have added a few more qualitative questions under Heading 8. We are also keeping the practice of translating the questionnaire into French, German, Spanish and Russian.

If your union has replied to the survey in 2013, you will be able to retrieve the information you provided then by following this link.

With many thanks for taking the time to fill in the questionnaire.

[1] The average percentage women congress delegates was 52% in 2013, compared with 49% in 2009. There was a similar rise in the percentage of women in the highest decision making bodies: 53% compared with 50% in 2009.

(This text is also available in FR, DE, ES, RU)