Ignacio Buqueras, full academician of the Royal Academy of Doctors of Spain, honorary president of the National Commission for the Rationalization of Schedules in Spain and assiduous collaborator of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), intervened last 20 March in the “Jornada 20M: los hombres hablan sobre políticas de conciliación y corresponsabilidad” (20M Day: men talk about policies of conciliation and co-responsibility), organized by the Spanish Central Independent Trade Union and Officials (CSIF) at the headquarters of the Secretary of State for Social Services and Equality, in Madrid. Buqueras also addressed the same issue two days later at the Madrid headquarters of the EAE business school in an act promoted by the Commission for the Rationalization of Schedules.
In both forums, Buqueras spoke of the urgent need for rational schedules so that conciliation, equality and co-responsibility are a reality and women don’t continue to be the big losers. On the first day he shared space with Salvador Molina, president of the Ecofin forum; Antonio Labrado, president of the Spanish Confederation of Police; Héctor Casado, deputy director general of Labour Relations of the Spanish General Directorate of Public Administration, and Francisco Iglesias, Vice President of CSIF.
In EAE he discussed with Laura Baena, founder of the Spanish Badmothers Club; Elena Blasco, confederal secretary of Women and Equality of Spanish labour union Workers’ Commissions; Miguel Borra, president of CSIF; Toni Ferrer, secretary of Employment and Labour Relations of the PSOE party; Ángel García, president of Messengers of Peace, and Javier Maroto, vice secretary of Social and Sectoral Policy of the PP party, among many others. The participants in this act signed the Manifesto for Conciliation and Stewardship in Spain, which claims the adoption of a firm commitment that will be translated into real measures, by institutions and companies, to enable a co-responsible conciliation that favours equality between women and men, and improve the quality of life of people.