Employment and Social Affairs

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“The position on the Work-Life Balance Directive adopted today is strong and balanced. I am confident that this forms a solid basis for...

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“After 27 months, we have finally done it! This revised Directive will help to improve the conditions of workers while ensuring fairer...

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“We have taken the first step towards a better balance between work and private life for all working parents and their families. Gender...

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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 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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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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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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News
13.07.2016 - 16:15

EPP Group determined to fight against social dumping

The EPP Group today supported a Report on the fight against social dumping in the European Union. The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs adopted certain measures on how to fight and prevent...
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Press Release
07.06.2016 - 19:09

New Skills Agenda will create jobs

Today, at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the European Commission outlined a number of measures aimed at countering skills shortages, skills mismatches, insufficient...
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Press Release
13.05.2016 - 12:16

Limiting exposure of workers to cancer chemicals crucial

Today, the European Commission has put forward a law protecting workers from being exposed to cancer-inducing chemicals in the workplace. The EPP Group Coordinator of the Employment and Social...

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