Commissioner on the position of women in multinational companies

The position of women in large companies is improving, according to researches and the number of complaints, and the violation of the right to equality is less often violated, but it doesn’t mean that it is always the case, said Commissioner for Protection of Equality Brankica Jankovic at the discussion on the position of women in multinational companies, organized by the Association of Free and Independent Trade Unions in the premises of the company Phillip Morris.

Commissioner said that cases of discrimination are more frequent in small enterprises, where there is no adequate relationship because the employers don’t understand what employees’ job is.

She said that multinational companies have the power to accelerate change, to be public policy makers and promote equality at global level, so in that sense multinational companies can take advantage of globalization.

Speaking of equality, Commissioner stressed that this is not, nor it should be a woman’s issue, although women are more often exposed to discriminatory and sexist statements. Equal rights for women do not mean lesser rights for men, said Jankovic.

Representatives of the ASNS Ranka Savić and one of the directors of Phillip Morris Tatjana Jovanović also took part in the discussion.

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