EU sources -Women suffer from the crisis -March 8, 2013

A report from the European trade union federation for the public sector (EPSU) shows that austerity measures have been particularly harmful to women, who in most countries make up the majority of those employed in the public sector. The report looks at eight countries where governments have pursued a policy of public sector cuts. EPSU therefore calls for reversing these negative trends in the advancement for equality and asks the European Commission to take meaningful measures.



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