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Commission document on EU involvement in the promotion of decent work published
A Staff Working Document providing an overview of EU involvement in the promotion of decent work worldwide has been published by the European Commission.
Beating cancer: Better protection of workers against cancer-causing chemicals
Each year, about 120,000 work-related cancer cases occur as a result of exposure to carcinogens at work in the EU, leading to approximately 80,000 fatalities annually. To improve workers' protection against cancer, the Commission has proposed today to further limit their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.
Coronavirus: European Commission calls for action in protecting seasonal workers
The European Commission presented today guidelines to ensure the protection of seasonal workers in the EU in the context of the coronavirus pandemic. It provides guidance to national authorities, labour inspectorates, and social partners to guarantee the rights, health and safety of seasonal workers, and to ensure that seasonal workers are aware of their rights.
Coronavirus: biological agents directive updated to better protect the health and safety of workers
The Commission has published today an update to the biological agents directive to further improve the safety of workers in the EU.
Coronavirus: EU guidance for a safe return to the workplace
The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has issued guidance on coming back to work.
New study looks at the challenges faced by platform workers
The Commission has published today a study on working conditions of platform workers. The report, carried out by independent experts, provides an overview of the challenges individuals face in growing form of labour.
Commission encourages EU Member States to ratify the violence and harassment convention
The European Commission adopted a proposal for a Council Decision allowing Member States to take forward the process of ratifying at national level the Convention on the elimination of violence and harassment in the world of work.
International Labour Conference: Declaration for the Future of Work, legal intruments against violence and harassment at work adopted
The Centenary Conference of the International Labour Organisation adopted the Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work and legal instruments against violence and harrassment in the world of work.
Aviation: European Commission continues to push for higher social standards
The European Commission has published a report setting out a number of actions to further strengthen the social agenda in air transport.
Transparent and predictable working conditions: Commission welcomes provisional agreement
The European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council have reached a provisional agreement on the European Commission's proposal for a new directive to create more transparent and predictable working conditions, in particular for workers in non-standard forms of employment.