This issue must be based on the freedom of the parties and it should be specified in the individual and collective agreements that are being signed and which address the matter. The agreement has the advantage of providing a better solution to the various options that depend on the needs of workers, companies or economic sectors, and it introduces the necessary degrees of flexibility that are needed at each point in time. This is why no country has just one single regulation.
CEOE’s Commission for Equal Opportunities calls for progress towards the co-responsibility of men and women in the family and personal sphere. It considers that, to achieve this, the fundamental tool is the balancing of work life with family commitments, and that we must try to equilibrate the personal circumstances of workers, citizens and the business needs.