Cancer is the first cause of work-related deaths in the EU, accounting for 53% of the total. The number of deaths attributed to occupational cancer in the EU is reported to be around 102,000 per year.
Labour law is the body of rules which regulate the relationships between workers, employers, trade unions, employers' associations and the state. Its aims are manifold, ranging from ensuring workplace protection against accidents and disability to protecting workers and society from the costs and risks associated with dismissals. Labour law can regulate employment contracts, minimum wages, working time, and non-discrimination, amongst other things.
A comprehensive joint statement on labour rights was adopted during an EU-Korea meeting on 9 and 10 September about trade and sustainable development under the EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
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!
The EU has taken a further step towards better preventing forced labour to happen and protecting its victims.
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.
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers will meet on 16 October in Luxembourg.
The European Commission proposed to the EU's Council of Ministers EU Member States should be authorised to ratify the International Labour Organisation (ILO) new Protocol to the Forced Labour Convention.
The EU's Council of Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Ministers will meet on 19 and 20 June in Luxembourg.
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.