Denmark Unions criticise reward for not getting pregnant --May 02, 2014

The initiative launched by an au pair bureau to reward Filipino au pairs for not getting pregnant within the two-year period of their stay has been sharply criticised by the trade unions. Aupair Agency Denmark motivated it as a bonus that will be attractive for those who ‘are only interested in money’.

The initiative launched by an au pair bureau to reward Filipino au pairs for not getting pregnant within the two-year period of their stay has been sharply criticised by the trade unions. Aupair Agency Denmark motivated it as a bonus that will be attractive for those who ‘are only interested in money’. In future, Filipino au pairs must pay 3,500 kroner to come to Denmark for work, and if they manage to avoid becoming pregnant within a two-year period, they will be refunded the 3,500 kroner and receive a 6,500 kroner bonus on top. Trade union FOA qualified the initiative as illegal and sexually discriminatory. Therefore, the union intends to appeal to the equality tribunal at the moment the initiative comes into effect.

English: http://cphpost.dk/news/new-initiative-to-reward-au-pairs-for-not-getting-pregnant ...  

 

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