Commissioner Thyssen participates in #G20 meeting of labour and employment ministers

| September 2, 2019

On 1 and 2 September, Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Commissioner Marianne Thyssen (pictured)is attending the G20 meeting of labour and employment ministers in Matsuyama, Japan.

This year’s G20 ministerial gathering focuses on ‘Shaping a Human-Centred Future of Work’. Commissioner Thyssen will reaffirm the EU’s commitment to multilateralism and a human-centred future of work. These topics are particularly aligned with EU priorities, not least with the European Pillar of Social Rights.

The Commissioner will share the progress made during the Juncker Commission in this area, for instance with the new Directives on a better work-life balance for working parents and carers and on predictable and transparent working conditions, the recommendation on access to social protection for all workers and the self-employed and the new European Labour Authority.

Commissioner Thyssen will participate in working sessions on social dialogue, demographic change, gender equality, new forms of work and on ending child labour, forced labour and human trafficking in global supply chains. The main outcomes of these discussions will be summarised in the ‘Matsuyama Declaration’. The gathering of ministers will also be an occasion for Commissioner Thyssen to meet with the Turkish Minister of Family, Labour and Social Services, Zehra Zümrüt Selcuk, the Spanish Minister of Labour, Migrations and Social Security, Magdalena Valerio Cordero, and the President of the International Social Security Association, Professor Dr. Joachim Breuer.

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