*MEPs BACK GREEN CALL FOR EU-WIDE CARERS LEAVE LAW*
EURO-MPs have voted for a raft of measures proposed by London’s Green MEP Jean Lambert to prevent care for vulnerable groups falling victim to government cuts – including a proposal for a new EU law granting ‘informal carers’ time off
The European Parliament voted by a clear majority today to adopt Ms Lambert’s report – ‘Impact of the Crisis on Access to Care for Vulnerable Groups’, originally drafted for the Employment and Social Affairs Committee, of which Ms Lambert is a member.
The report, which will now be considered by the European Commission as ‘official’
European Parliament policy, sending a clear message to all EU governments that austerity measures and cuts should be evaluated to ensure they do not prevent the most vulnerable from being able to access healthcare, care services, and basic living support.
It calls for (more…)