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