Women in EU public sector face higher risk of losing jobs

  GENEVA (ILO News) - Women working in the public sector in countries of the European Union (EU) have been particularly hard-hit by recent cutbacks in jobs, wages and benefits, according to a joint ILO European Commission study titled “Public Sector Adjustment in Europe”. In a chapter on gender, the study (made public on 28 June 2012) warns that these cuts will damage progress made towards gender equality. Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, a Senior advisor to the Conditions of Work and … [Read more...]

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