The EMF work in the area of equal opportunities include equal pay for men and women, reconciling professional and private life, as well as combating all forms of gender-linked violence and sexist stereotypes.
The EMF is contributing to a project on European industrial relations from a gender perspective. It is managed by Uppsala University in Sweden and is financed by the Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day 2011 the European and International Metalworkers’ Federations are organising a joint event, hosted by Unia.
Pensions: Decent work, decent life and a decent retirement for women in the metalworking industry
Bern, 10 March 2011
On 19 October 2010 the European Parliament adopted a Resolution on women in precarious work.
The resolution states that precarious work affects women more than men and that the over-representation of women in precarious work is a key contributing factor to the gender pay gap.
EMF affiliated organisations from Denmark are participating in the EU funded project 'Abused women at work - work place policy for exploited a women (a trade union action)'.