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European Unions point to a collective agreement against sexual harassment

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) said today that "collective agreements are more effective" to combat cases of sexual harassment and violence, a scourge on which The unions "play a leading role," said General Secretary Luca Visentini.

Brussels, Nov 24 (EFE) .- The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) said today that "collective agreements are more effective" to combat cases of sexual harassment and violence, a scourge on which unions "play a leading role," said General Secretary Luca Visentini.

In the framework of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women Women, on November 25, the European Unions reiterated in a statement "the effectiveness of collective agreements" and stressed that "the battle against harassment is far from earned. "

Thus, they called on unions and workers to" redouble efforts to promote policies and procedures in the workplace "to eradicate harassment and violence against women and to "support victims of domestic violence".

They also assured, according to an ETUC study published this year, that trade unions "are leading the fight against violence in the workplace "and added that there are more than 160 collective agreements that have been negotiated by unions in ten countries of the European Union (EU).

These initiatives "should encourage trade unions and workers to negotiate awareness-raising policies and actions" at the sectoral and business level, as well as procedure in the workplace. "

The European Trade Union Confederation also called on" ensuring the health, safety and well-being of initiatives that include solutions to harassment and violence against women "and provide information and support to workers who experience it at home or in the workplace.

Likewise, the confederal secretary of ETUC, Montserrat Mir, He explained that "the harassment of women should not be hidden under the carpet" and called on the unions and workers to end it and "redouble their efforts", he reiterated.

In addition, The Confederation called on policy makers to "reinforce the legal framework" and recalled that the ILO Convention against violence against women has existed for a long time.

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