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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.

Undeclared work: survey reveals widespread problem 24/03/2014

Undeclared work: survey reveals widespread problem

Around one in ten Europeans (11%) admits that they have bought goods or services involving undeclared work in the previous year, while 4% concede that they have themselves received undeclared pay in return for work. Furthermore, one in 30 (3%) was paid partly in cash by his or her employer ("envelope wages").

Commission reviews application of EU rules on temporary agency work 21/03/2014

Commission reviews application of EU rules on temporary agency work

All Member States have adopted measures to implement Directive 2008/104/EC on temporary agency work and have in general done so correctly and applied its provisions in practice. These are the main findings of a report just published by the European Commission.

A doctor treating a patient 20/02/2014

Working time: Commission refers Italy to Court for not respecting EU rules in public health services

The European Commission has decided to refer Italy to the EU's Court of Justice for failing to apply correctly the Working Time Directive to doctors in public health services.

Workers in an office with video tapes and movie posters 20/02/2014

Labour law: Commission refers Luxembourg to Court over protection of fixed-term staff

The European Commission has decided to refer Luxembourg to the EU's Court of Justice for breaching its obligations under the Fixed-Term Work Directive (1999/70/CE) to effectively protect certain fixed-term workers .

Working conditions: time for Member States to implement the ILO domestic workers convention 28/01/2014

Working conditions: time for Member States to implement the ILO domestic workers convention

The European Commission welcomes the adoption by the EU's Council of Ministers of a Decision authorising Member States to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention concerning fair and decent work for domestic workers (Convention No. 189).

Working time: Commission refers Greece to Court for not respecting EU rules in public health services 20/11/2013

Working time: Commission refers Greece to Court for not respecting EU rules in public health services

The European Commission has decided to refer Greece to the EU's Court of Justice for not complying with the EU rules on limits to working time for doctors in public health services.

Working time: Commission refers Ireland to Court for not respecting EU rules in public health services 20/11/2013

Working time: Commission refers Ireland to Court for not respecting EU rules in public health services

The European Commission has decided to refer Ireland to the EU's Court of Justice for not complying with the EU rules on limits to working time for doctors in public health services.


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