Gerona city council workers will have menstrual leave
Facade of the Gerona Town Hall.

Girona city council workers will have a permit menstrual relaxation after it has been approved by the General Negotiating Table at the request of the Intersindical-CSC union and at the expense of ratification at the June plenary session.

According to that union association, the conversations began with exposing the council that some female employees habitually used vacation or holiday days during menstruation before the impossibility for physiological reasons to reconcile health and work.

The solution has been to propose a relaxation permit that, on April 30, the Negotiating Table approved to guarantee the well-being of the workers.

Intersindical-CSC emphasizes that, for the first time, there is a physiological process that is “ignored, stigmatized and that is only talked about under entries“at this level of conversations and it is specified in an agreement.

Through a statement, this union emphasizes that it does not want to maintain an attitude of “covering diseases related to menstruation such as dysmenorrhea or endometriosis.”

“The rule should not be painful, but it can occasionally cause discomfort and it is in reference to these discomforts that this permit focuses, which can lead us to need a few hours at specific times “, underline the text.

It is also pointed out that women working class have “more difficulties” to reconcile those problems caused by menstruation.

Intersindical-CSC states that its objective is to promote this menstrual flexibility permit to the different work centers in Catalonia.

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