Harkin supports EU bid to bridge pensions gender gap

MEPs in Strasbourg have backed proposals to bring an end to the gender pension gap that exists in the European Union.

Ideas include providing credits for maternity, paternity or parental leave and to those who leave their job to care for the sick and elderly.

Independent MEP for this area Marian Harkin says women have smaller pensions, as they are the ones who often quit their jobs to become full-time carers...............