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The Commission starts a consultation today with the EU level social partners (representatives of employers and employees) in order to obtain their views on the possible direction of European Union action aimed at strengthening the coherence and effectiveness of the existing EU legislation on worker information and consultation at national level.
Tomorrow marks the 30th anniversary of the launch of the cooperation with European Social partners at Val Duchesse in 1985. The launch of the social dialogue aimed to involve the European social partners in the internal market process.
The EU's Council of Employment and Social Policy Ministers reached political consensus today on the Commission’s proposal to implement an agreement of the social partners in inland waterways on working time rules for the sector.
EU leaders and social partners have agreed this morning on the urgent need to stimulate investment and create more jobs in order to meet the objectives of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the EU's long-term growth and jobs plan.