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Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment - CITE

PORTUGAL: Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment

Main Informations

Overview

The Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE) is the Portuguese Gender Equality national body that deals with gender equality and non-discrimination in the labour market.
CITE is a tripartite and equilateral body.
CITE’s mission is to pursue:
• Equality and non-discrimination between women and men in labour, in employment and vocational training;
• Protection of parentality (maternity, paternity and adoption);
• Reconciliation of professional, personal and family life.

Brief history

The Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE) was established on July 1979, on the basis of a government decision with the support of the social partners. CITE, is a Portuguese equality entity with a tripartite and equilateral composition, having 4 members from the State, 4 members from the trade union confederations (CGTP-IN e UGT) and 4 members of the employers’ confederations (CCP, CIP, CAP e CTP), whose mission is the promotion and monitoring of social dialogue on gender equality, amongst other areas.
The Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE) objectives are to pursue:
• Equality and non-discrimination between women and men in labour, in employment and vocational training;
• Protection of parentality (maternity, paternity and adoption);
• Reconciliation of professional, personal and family life.
• Legal service face-to-face;
• Legal support in writing;
• Legal service by helpline;

Mandate type
  • Predominantly promotion-type and legal support body
Litigation powers
  • Formally deciding on complaints (e.g. decision or recommendation addressed to the parties) legally binding
  • Formally deciding on complaints (e.g. decision or recommendation addressed to the parties) Not legally binding
Activities
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Activities aimed at supporting duty bearers such as employers and service providers (e.g. through trainings, guidance material, practical support, etc.)yesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Communication activities (e.g. awareness raising campaigns)noyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Recommendations on discrimination issuesnoyesnononononononono
Publications and reportsyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyesyes
Research projects (including surveys)yesyesyesyesyesyesyesnonoyes
Our institution has a mandate to deal with:
  • Gender equality in the labour, employment and vocational training
Other statistics
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
Number of inquiries handled per year (all contact even if not resulting in a formal complaint)36114006353838454280407544354790no datano data
Number of cases handled per year (case files opened and processed according to your procedures)286352365504672714715781772no data
Number of media appearances per year (major newspapers/magazines/websites/blogs, TV + radio channels) - does not include social mediano data133659no datano datano datano datano datano data
Management
  • Combined (CITE is led by a president and has a board that meets once a month, or exceptionally by the initiative of the Presidency or by request of a third of its Members)
Management details

CITE is a combined mechanism as its structure is between a single headed equality body and a collegiate-headed body.
CITE has a President and a vice-president nominated by the minister responsible for the area of Employment.
CITE has also a Board with 12 members. Members of the Board are nominated by the government and by the social partners.
CITE has a tripartite and equilateral composition.

Additional details

CITE is a service of public administration, which under the organic of the Ministry of Labou, Solidarity and Social Security is identified as “other structures”. Having legal personality but no financial autonomy, CITE’s budget is provided by Instituto do Emprego e Formação Profissional (IEFP) which provides also the technical and administrative support.

Procedure for nomination and appointment of management and board

CITE’s President and Vice-President are appointed by the Minister responsible for the area of Employment, following the selection procedures of the vacancy notice for these posts.
CITE’s Board has 12 members, which are nominated by the government and by the social partners.

Number of staff dealing with equality issues
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
no data141518222225272128
Grounds and fields of discrimination covered by the equality body
Grounds / FieldsEmploymentEducationHousingSocial Protection & HealthcareGoods & ServicesOther
Genderyesnononono
Gender Identitynonononono
Race and Ethnic Originnonononono
Agenonononono
Disabilitynonononono
Sexual Orientationnonononono
Religion & Beliefnonononono
Mandate covers:
  • Public sector
  • Private sector
Operating budget in euros
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
7500006750006412505840138386161043165831466451198525893609462
Operating budget in euros for the parts of the organisation dealing with equality issues (all types of functions).
2010201120122013201420152016201720182019
7500006750006412505840138386161043165831466451198525893609462
We are accountable to:
  • National Ministry

Related News

In order to encourage employers in achieving gender equality, CITE – Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment, launched in 2000 the Equality is Quality Award (now at its 10th edition). This award is given to companies and other employers with policies in the area of gender equality and the reconciliation of personal life, family and work. Since the 8th edition the award is a joint initiative between CITE and CIG - Commission for Citizenship and Gender Equality.

 

With the aim of promoting, strengthening and mainstreaming the principle of gender equality in all areas of the labour market, CITE has decided to continue to develop projects in partnership with companies. This comes in the frame of its mission, competencies and powers and taking into account the European Union Strategy for 2030, as well as the priorities of the Portuguese state on gender equality within this strategy.

 

Our Portuguese colleagues at the Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment (CITE) are the next members to take over the Equinet Twitter account (@equineteurope) as part of our #MeetNEBs campaign.

 

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General Contact Information

Full name in English:

Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment

Full name in the national language(s):

Comissão para a Igualdade no Trabalho e no Emprego

Postal address:
Rua Américo Durão, No. 12 - A, 1º e 2º andares, 1900-064 Lisboa, Portugal
Website:

www.cite.gov.pt

General email address:
geral@cite.pt
Helpline:

800 204 684

Telephone number:

+351 215 954 000

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/CITEnosmedia

Other social media channels:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Comiss%C3%A3o-para-a-Igualdade-no-Trabalho-e-no-Emprego/230063017070546?sk=wall

Languages in which your institution can be contacted:

Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Person of contact for media enquiries:

Maria do Rosário Fidalgo

Name of the Head of the equality body:

Joana Gíria

Engagement with Equinet

Equinet Member since
2011
Cluster : Working Group : Research & Data Collection
Carlos Nunes, Antonio Silva
Working Group: Communication
Maria Rosario Fidalgo, Antonio Pedro Soares
Working Group: Gender Equality
Anita Sares, Ana Paula Filipe
Working Group: Equality Law
Nuno Alves, Ana Margarida Vieira
Working Group: Policy Formation
Anita Sares, Maria do Rosario Fidalgo
Project : Implementing Standards
Carlos Nunes, Cidalia Rito

Contact Person

Name:

Joana Gíria, Anita Sares

Email:
joana.giria@cite.pt / Secretariado@cite.pt , anita.sares@cite.pt