After receiving complaints from many colleagues, Generation 2004 decided to launch a petition to pressure the Commission to help colleagues who have to telework and, at the same time, educate and take care of young children. This situation puts additional stress on families and is not sustainable for longer period.
In the petition, we ask Commissioner Hahn and DG HR to provide immediately to lone parents and to one parent in families where both parents are working with at least one child under 12 years old, the possibility to request a special part-time Coronavirus leave.
Even if you do not have children, you surely understand and agree that the current situation is stretching all kinds of limits and Generation 2004 invites you to also sign the petition in solidarity with the affected colleagues.
Update 15 June 2020: after signing the petition access to it’s text is no longer accessible at the EU Survey petition page. Please find it here for you convenience.