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Bill on equal opportunities for men and women in employment ratified

Δημοσίευση 26 Νοεμβρίου 2010, 10:00 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Bill on equal opportunities for men  and women in employment ratified
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The Employment ministry's bill on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities for men and women in work and employment was ratified with the addition of amendments on providing financial support for low pension earners and the payment of the special bonus for invalids, as well as the amendment on the extension of the ban on smoking in cars when children of up to 12 years old are on board.

The Employment ministry's bill on the implementation of the principle of equal opportunities for men and women in work and employment was ratified with the addition of amendments on providing financial support for low pension earners and the payment of the special bonus for invalids, as well as the amendment on the extension of the ban on smoking in cars when children of up to 12 years old are on board.

Health Minister Andreas Loverdos defended the last amendment, terming it imperative for the protection of minors, since it has been proved that harm caused by smoking is multiplied in a closed space, a problem that is not solved with an open window.

"From then on all the rest will be discussed at the Social Affairs Committee, where every party can submit its views," he said, referring in general to the issue of the ban on smoking in closed public spaces.