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An employer and his employee in a coffee shop shaking hands in agreement 20/12/2017

Commission proposes to improve transparency and predictability of working conditions

As part of the follow-up to the European Pillar of Social Rights, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for a new Directive for more transparent and predictable working conditions across the EU.

Construction worker working with brick and cement. The head of the construction worker is not shown on the picture. 27/05/2016

New European Platform tackles undeclared work

The European Commission joins forces with Member States and stakeholders in a further step to fight social dumping and to ensure fairness on the European labour market.

Fixed-Term Work: Commission refers Estonia to EU Court of Justice over successive fixed-term employment in the academic sector 27/05/2015

Fixed-Term Work: Commission refers Estonia to EU Court of Justice over successive fixed-term employment in the academic sector

The European Commission is referring Estonia to the EU Court of Justice over its national law which does not provide sufficient protection against abuse arising from the use of successive fixed-term employment contracts or relationships in the academic sector.

Working Time Directive survey: the clock is ticking to have your say! 13/03/2015

Working Time Directive survey: the clock is ticking to have your say!

Given the high rate of participation in the last days to the public consultation on the review of the Working Time Directive, we have decided to postpone its closure to 18 March 2015. We therefore invite you to have your say!

Undeclared work: Commissioner Andor welcomes Council's agreement on EU Platform for better prevention and deterrence
16/10/2014

Undeclared work: Commissioner Andor welcomes Council's agreement on EU Platform for better prevention and deterrence

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor has welcomed the agreement reached today by the EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers on a so-called 'general–approach' to establish a European Platform to better prevent and deter undeclared work.

Employment and Social Policy Council on 16 October 15/10/2014

Employment and Social Policy Council on 16 October

The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.

Employment and Social Policy Council on 19 June 18/06/2014

Employment and Social Policy Council on 19 June

The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg.

Commissioner Andor welcomes adoption of new international standards to protect victims of forced labour and seafarers 11/06/2014

Commissioner Andor welcomes adoption of new international standards to protect victims of forced labour and seafarers

László Andor, European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion has welcomed the adoption by the International Labour Organization (ILO) of two new international instruments to combat forced labour, and the approval of important amendments to the ILO's Maritime Labour Convention.

Commissioner Andor and ILO Director General agree to reinforce cooperation on health and safety at work 28/04/2014

Commissioner Andor and ILO Director General agree to reinforce cooperation on health and safety at work

European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, and ILO Director General, Guy Ryder, have agreed to step up cooperation in the area of health and safety at work as a means to enhance synergy and promote consistency in the way occupational safety and health challenges are addressed at global level, and so better address this key challenge across the world.

Working conditions: new survey reveals deterioration and wide disparities in worker satisfaction 24/04/2014

Working conditions: new survey reveals deterioration and wide disparities in worker satisfaction

While just over half of European workers perceive working conditions in their country to be good (53%),a majority (57%) nevertheless think that their working conditions have deteriorated in the last 5 years, according to a Eurobarometer survey published today, which looks at how the quality of work has been affected by the crisis.


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