Commission consults over work-life balance

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The European Commission has started a second stage consultation over what can be done to improve work-life balance and help tackle the employment and pay gap between men and women. An important element of this is achieving better childcare and encouraging more men to take up measures such as paternity and parental leave. According to the Commission the first-stage consultation produced a clear between trade unions looking for European-level initiatives and employers focussing on national and local developments. The consultation lasts for six weeks and so responses have to reach the Commission by the middle of July. [Read more at > DG Employment (EN)->http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/emplweb/news/news_en.cfm?id=248]

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