Employment and Social Affairs

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"This agreement reflects the social, economic and political reality of the European Union. It provides a clear direction towards a more social...

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"The gender pension gap between men and women is up to almost 40% in Europe. It is obvious that something isn’t right! Dealing with this...

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MEPs in the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee have taken an important step towards the more efficient protection of...

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The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs is responsible for employment policy and all aspects of social policy such as working conditions, social security and social protection. It also covers issues such as health and safety measures at the workplace, vocational training policy, including professional qualifications, the free movement of workers and pensioners and all forms of discrimination at the workplace and in the labour market except those based on gender since these fall under the remit of the Women's Rights Committee.

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Press Release
26.04.2017 - 11:11

Social market economy in the heart of Europe

“Enjoying equal access to the job market with fair working conditions and adequate and sustainable social protection should be within reach of all Europeans citizens. The Social Pillar...
Engineer in nuclear power station
Press Release
28.02.2017 - 10:46

More stringent measures to prevent work-related cancers

MEPs in the European Parliament’s Employment and Social Affairs Committee have taken an important step towards the more efficient protection of workers from harmful substances in the workplace...
Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP
News
18.01.2017 - 15:57

The European Pillar of Social Rights: enabling Europe’s future workforce

As the job market continues to evolve, so should Europe's social policy. Today, many new forms of employment have emerged as a logical consequence of the digital revolution. Whether it is Uber,...
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News
22.11.2016 - 12:15

Skills Guarantee: why it matters

Increasingly, globalisation is being blamed for much of the ills we are seeing in Western societies today. Undeniably globalisation has brought about opportunities, jobs and growth but many are now...
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Press Release
04.10.2016 - 15:10

Large layoffs: we need an EU reindustrialisation policy

The European Parliament wants to see a long-term strategy to increase industrial activity in Europe to 20% of EU Gross Domestic Product by 2020. In a Resolution that will be voted on tomorrow, the...
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News
26.09.2016 - 11:00

Erasmus for young MPs

In times when Member States and the EU are so often juxtaposed as pursuing different interests, the EPP Young Member’s Network (YMN), under the leadership of Tom Vandenkendelaere MEP, is taking...

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