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European Actions

"Women workers at discount rates! 25% less than their male colleagues! What a bargain!"

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JOC Europe marches for Gender Equality, Brussels, 6th March, 2010

Today, 35 years after the direction of the European Union towards equality of remunerations, women are still today earning less than their male counterparts, in many cases up to 25% less. Here's what the European Commission's department of Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities has to say:

"Across Europe women earn on average 17.8% less than men and in some countries the gender pay gap is widening." (Gender Pay Gap - EC Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities)

This fact alone was enough to motivate militants from the movements of the JOC Walloon, CAJ Germany and our International YCW Coordinators to march together with around 5000 others on the streets of Brussels, on Saturday, 6th March, to celebrate and continue to demand the right to equality of millions of women workers dgfev online casino around the world for International Women's Day, 8th March.

JOC Europe participated in the organising committee of the World March of Women, leading up to the event, and thanks to the combined efforts of the members of the JOC Walloon, the CAJ Germany and the International YCW, we were able to create a space for the participants to gather, share stories and continue to learn more about the situation of young women internationally at their "Caféquality" which took place at the end of the march.

Presentations by a local group of the JOC Walloon demonstrated the perspective of young people on the place of women in society. Geethani Peries, International President of the IYCW, shared her personal story of precarious working conditions lived by young workers in the factory zones of Sri Lanka, and the CAJ Germany organised an exhibition and awareness raising enquiry drawing attention to gender stereotyping.

The struggle must continue! 35 years is too long to wait.

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 20:48

European Actions

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We are an international movement. Our working and living experiences are linked globally, therefore we have an obligation to be international in our way of thinking and acting. It is one of the fundamental principles of the YCW that we are for, by and with young workers everywhere - to be international.

The idea of the European coordination (JOC Europe) is to enable us to act collectively towards a common objective, with a vision for international change.

We start by learning from each other through exchanges of action and reality, and through this, identify the common links so that we can ensure the coordination of action experiences in the different countries and regions, and provide means of training and education that help form new leaders to continue to build the movement.

The following means are used to achieve these buy non prescription viagra online goals:

Action Exchanges:

  • We invite the different movements to send activists to an action exchange to share experiences of their action with other national movements, with an objective of learning from each other, receiving constructive criticism and developing new strategies to help strengthen the impact of the actions.
  • Members of the European coordination team visit national movements with an objective of understanding the reality in online slots which the movement exists, of developing a more profound understanding of the action being developed, and strengthening the use of the method of the YCW in practice in the action process to ensure the formation of leaders.

Training and Formation

  • Training seminars are organised at a European level to complement the needs in the action. These are open to participation from leaders of the different member movements and have a specific focus in the action campaign such as unemployment, precarious work, social exclusion
  • Opportunities are created for different national movements to share information and compare and discuss their analysis of the situation of young workers



European campaigns

These are developed on special subjects, with all the countries working together and using common means:

  • to meet and exchange ideas
  • for training
  • to analyse and disseminate the facts about the situation of young people in Europe

We are currently developing a campaign on the subject of precarious working and living experiences:

NO to precariousness, and YES to stability and security in our work and lives.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 June 2016 15:19