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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.
The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the Council of the European Union of a decision that supports amendments to the International Labour Organisation's Maritime Labour Convention to further protect seafarers from abandonment and ensure quick compensation in case of death or disability.