Ana M. forms a single parent family, with two small children in her care, ages 3 and 7. Cooperative member of the Eroski supermarket chain since 2012, she works in administration tasks and during the pandemic she asked the company to telecommute in order to better reconcile the care of children, who she did not want to leave with the grandparents, who are more vulnerable to the virus. “My parents are very old, 80 years old,” explains the worker. Eroski refused, arguing that the conciliation rights she was claiming did not correspond to her because she was not an employed worker, but a cooperative member. A judge has assessed his claim and condemns the company to grant him telecommuting.
Maternity alone in times of COVID: eight women from single-parent families narrate their experiences of confinement