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Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers
10/01/2017

Commission launches new initiative to improve health and safety of workers

Today the European Commission is taking action to promote Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in the EU.

Commission proposes to protect workers better from cancer-causing chemicals
13/05/2016

Commission proposes to protect workers better from cancer-causing chemicals

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.

Law enforcement: a forgotten determinant of labour law impact 24/02/2016

Law enforcement: a forgotten determinant of labour law impact

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.

EU support for safer workplaces and fair production in producing countries 12/10/2015

EU support for safer workplaces and fair production in producing countries

Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, Marianne Thyssen, and Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, announced EU support for the G7's 'Vision Zero Fund' today.

South Korea to improve labour rights under EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement 21/09/2015

South Korea to improve labour rights under EU-Korea Free Trade Agreement

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).

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!

Forced labour: Commission welcomes Council political agreement to implement new ILO Protocol 03/03/2015

Forced labour: Commission welcomes Council political agreement to implement new ILO Protocol

The EU has taken a further step towards better preventing forced labour to happen and protecting its victims.

Call for experts: Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (deadline 15/12) 21/10/2014

Call for experts: Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limits (deadline 15/12)

The European Commission has launched today a call for expression of interest to appoint members to a new term of office of SCOEL, the Scientific Committee on Occupational Exposure Limit Values.

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.


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