The European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL) will hold an online discussion on “The role of military trade unions in tackling discrimination in the armed forces” on Wednesday, 18 November 2020 from 12:00 to 13:30 CET.
Despite existing European and national legislation and policies, many people continue to suffer discrimination at their workplace and in the wider society. In 2020, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) published a report on the “Role of social partners in tackling discrimination at work”, which concludes that social partners have a key role to play in combating discrimination.
This awareness-raising discussion will explore the current situation with regard to workplace discrimination in the European armed forces and will discuss the role of military trade unions in combatting them. Following a presentation of the report of Eurofound, distinguished speakers will share best practices on social partner actions to guarantee equality, respect and dignity for all in the armed forces.
Introduction and moderation: Emmanuel Jacob, President of the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL)
Presentation: Tina Weber, Research Manager, Employment, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
Ludovic Voet, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Comdt Gillian Collins, Gender Equality and Diversity Advisor, Human Resources Branch, Irish Defence Forces
Martin Sachs, Ombudsman, Swedish Association of Military Officers (SAMO)
Please register by Sunday, 15 November 2020 via this link.
After completing registration, a link will be sent to participants to join the meeting.
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