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Commission`s hypocrisy on gender employment
Date 07/03/2013 17:42  Author webmaster  Hits 2453  Language Global
"The rank hypocrisy of the European Commission talking about Gender equality on Womens' Day is stunning. It talks the talk but does not walk the walk." - UKIP MEP Paul Nuttall.

For International Womens' Day on March 8th the European Commission talks a good fight about womens' equality but its own figures show [PDF] that it employs a much larger percentage of men in senior positions of authority and high grade while women are overly represented in low grade positions.

It also shows that while the UK makes up 12.5% of the EU population, UK nationals make up only 4.6% of EU officials. So much for proportionate representation of nationalities.


UKIP Deputy leader Paul Nuttall MEP said,

"The rank hypocrisy of the European Commission talking about Gender equality on Womens' Day is stunning.

"It talks the talk but does not walk the walk.

"The Commission's own figures show that it employs a much larger percentage of men in senior positions of authority and pay grade while women are overly represented in low pay grade positions.

"It also shows that while the UK makes up 12.5% of the EU population, UK nationals make up only 4.6% of all EU officials. So much for looking for proportional representation of nationalities.

"On the other hand, UKIP´s Party Director is a woman, as is it's Brussels Chief of Staff and its best candidates in the last three by-elections in the UK. UKIP candidate Diane James did us very proud in Eastleight, as did Margot Parker in Corby and Jane Collins in Rotherham."


Related:
- EU citizens think more women in power in developing countries would make a positive difference (Commission Press Realease)
- 8 March 2013: International Women’s Day - Almost a third of women and 5% of men having a young child worked part-time in 2011 (Eurostat Release)
- Questions and Answers: What has the EU done for women? 50 years of EU action on Gender Equality for One Continent (Commission PR)
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