Activity of ver.di - Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft, (Service Sector Super-Union), ver.di
Aims and objectives
To achieve equal rights, equal working conditions and equal pay for working men and women. To negotiate these topics with employer representatives. To inform our members. In relation to gender equality, our goal is to sign collective agreements which ensure that men and women are treated equally. In relation to masculinity, we cover the topic of reconciling work and family life, in order to change working culture. We also highlight the benefits for men of paying more attention to health protection within the workplace.
Name: ver.di - Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft, (Service Sector Super-Union), ver.di
Stakeholder: Social partner
Area of intervention: Men and gender equality
Organisation Country: Germany
Organisation Zip Code: 10179
Organisation Phone: 49 (0)30 6956-1172; 49 (0)30 6956-1102
We have completed two campaigns to improve the situation of working fathers who want to spend more time with their families. They were called: "Die Vätermonate kommen" (The Father months are coming" - relating to the new German parental law) and "Managing reconciliation for fathers in the workplace". In these campaigns, we advised shop committees over a period of ten months, developing a variety of measures depending on the situation of the employees. https://gender.verdi.de/data/Projektbericht-Der-vaeterfreundliche-Betrie...
- Information Magazin: Männer bei der Arbeit (Men at work) - Reconciliation between work and family for men
- Working Material: Männersache Vereinbarkeit (A man`s issue - Reconciliation) - this material is developed for trainers
- Interactive CD-Rom: Toolbox: Vereinbarbeit für Väter im Betrieb gestalten (Managing reconciliation in the workplace for fathers) Link: https://gender.verdi.de/publikationen/eigene_broschueren/maenner-bei-der-arbeit