Tag: workers’ rights

How the EU improves #WorkersRights and #WorkingConditions

How the EU improves #WorkersRights and #WorkingConditions

| May 15, 2019

The EU wants to improve working conditions ©AP Images/European Union-EP Find out how the EU is improving workers’ rights and working conditions across Europe, from working hours and parental leave to health and safety at work. The EU has put in place a set of labour rules to ensure strong social protection. They include minimum […]

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Guidelines set out for #Brexit summit without UK

Guidelines set out for #Brexit summit without UK

| April 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

It was back on 21 March that European Council President Donald Tusk (pictured), during a briefing with Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, called today’s (29 April) meeting of the EU-27, without the UK, to adopt the guidelines for the Brexit talks due to begin between the UK and EU, writes James Drew. “As you all […]

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More stringent measures to prevent work-related #cancers

More stringent measures to prevent work-related #cancers

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee have taken an important step towards the more efficient protection of workers from harmful substances in the workplace by adopting a new Report amending current EU legislation on the exposure to carcinogens and mutagens. The Report is aimed at strengthening the protection of workers from […]

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#LabourMEPs: Rise in zero-hours contracts highlights need for urgent action

#LabourMEPs: Rise in zero-hours contracts highlights need for urgent action

On 9 March, Labour MEPs reiterated calls for urgent action to tackle zero-hours contracts, following the latest figures showing a rise in their usage in the UK. Eight hundred and one thousand people were employed on a zero-hours contract between October-December 2015, up from 697,000 for the same period in 2014 – a 15 per […]

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#WorkersRights: Same work, same pay – MEPS react to new proposal on posted workers

#WorkersRights: Same work, same pay – MEPS react to new proposal on posted workers

The European Parliament held a debate on proposed revised rules for workers who are employed in one member state and temporarily sent to another by their employer as presented by Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen on Tuesday evening (8 March). Political groups’ speakers were divided: for centre-left MEPs, it was not far-reaching enough to prevent exploitation […]

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Legislators express serious concern over EU-US trade deal

Legislators express serious concern over EU-US trade deal

| December 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Jerome Hughes, Press TV, Brussels European legislators express serious concern over ongoing negotiations between the EU and the US to create the world’s largest free-trade area. Many members of the European Parliament and civil society groups say the new deal could negatively impact EU citizens across a whole spectrum of areas. Ignacio Garcia Bercero […]

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Enforcement rules will help prevent exploitation of posted workers

Enforcement rules will help prevent exploitation of posted workers

The European Parliament voted yesterday (24 April) to endorse a final agreement on EU legislation on the enforcement of EU rules on posted workers. The Greens welcomed the new rules. Employment and social affairs spokesperson Elisabeth Schroedter said: “This new legislation is an important step forward for the rights of those posted to work temporarily in other EU […]

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