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PORTUGAL: Commission for Equality in Labour and Employment

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:

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Name of the Head of the equality body:

Joana Gíria

Contact Person

Name:

Joana Gíria

Email:
joana.giria@cite.pt / Secretariado@cite.pt

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
  • Amicus curiae
Activities
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Activities aimed at supporting duty bearers such as employers and service providers (e.g. through trainings, guidance material, practical support, etc.)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Communication activities (e.g. awareness raising campaigns)noyesyesyesyesyes
Recommendations on discrimination issuesnoyesnononono
Publications and reportsyesyesyesyesyesyes
Research projects (including surveys)yesyesyesyesyesyes
Our institution has a mandate to deal with:
  • Gender equality in the labour, employment and vocational training
Other statistics
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Number of inquiries handled per year (all contact even if not resulting in a formal complaint)361140063538384542804076
Number of cases handled per year (case files opened and processed according to your procedures)286352365504672714
Number of media appearances per year (major newspapers/magazines/websites/blogs, TV + radio channels) - does not include social media000001336590000000000
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 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.

Additional details

CITE has 22 full-time workers, one of which is an external contract working on a specific project.

Procedure for nomination and appointment of management and board

CITE’s President and a Vice-President are appointed by the Minister responsible for the área 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
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0000001415182222
Grounds and fields of discrimination covered by the equality body
GroundsFieldsEmploymentEducationHousingSocial 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
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00000000525747579219876076780377988151
We are accountable to:
  • National Ministry