GENDER, TRANSPORT AND EMPLOYMENT: THE IMPACT OF TRAVEL CONSTRAINTS. CHAPTER 10. THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, TRAVEL AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

This chapter describes the work and travel conditions of the staff of the European Parliament, discusses their effect on the achievement of equal opportunities there, and indicates the further research needed. The European Parliament has three sites: (1) Luxembourg; (2) Brussels; (3) Strasbourg. Most of the 3000 officials of its Secretariat are based in Luxembourg, but many of them must travel between the three sites and require child care arrangements to cater for their frequent absences from home. The range of problems involved depends on: (1) family circumstances; (2) social and cultural factors; (3) financial circumstances; (4) moral aspects. Approaches adopted to considered include: (1) taking the children along (if they are of pre-school age); (2) leaving children behind during missions; (3) reducing or eliminating missions away from the normal workplace. The author concludes that prospects for progress will be best if solutions are adapted to suit the specific sets of working conditions for individual staff members. For the covering abstract of the book see IRRD 829787.

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    Avebury, Gower Publishing Company

    Gower House, Croft Road
    Aldershot, Hampshire  England  GU11 3HR
  • Authors:
    • Wells, C
  • Publication Date: 1989

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00606101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • ISBN: 0-566-05555-4
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1991 12:00AM