(6 December 2018) EPSU was represented by colleagues from the Secretariat and from our Spanish member FSS-CC.OO and actively partipated in the conference "Women, Work and Cancer" organised on 4 and 5 December 2018 in Brussels. The conference (read here a detailed report) came timely and was an opportunity to examine the relations between working conditions and female cancer. It brought together trade unionists and researchers from across Europe around an issue insufficiently covered in the last years and decades. Epidemiological research in this area focuses far more often on men than on women. There is a stereotype of occupational cancer only being an issue for male professions in traditional industries. It is not least therefore that work on the prevention of occupational cancer in women is still facing some difficulties. The fight to end discrimination against female workers with cancer or post recovery also was an important topic.
Women, Work and Occupational Cancer - Fighting discrimination against female workers
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