Study finds women hit hard by EU civil service cutbacks

Woman working in an office

Recent cutbacks by European Union governments in jobs, wages and benefits have particularly affected women, according to a new study by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the European Commission.

It finds women civil servants are at greater risk of losing their jobs as a result of austerity measures.

Experts fear that these cuts could eat away at gains made towards gender equality over the past 30 years.

Dianne Penn reports.

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