Employment and Social Affairs

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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
11.07.2018 - 15:31

Work-life balance: Parliament prepares for negotiations

“The position on the Work-Life Balance Directive adopted today is strong and balanced. I am confident that this forms a solid basis for entering into negotiations with the Council in September...
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Press Release
29.05.2018 - 12:44

Protecting posted workers and companies

“After 27 months, we have finally done it! This revised Directive will help to improve the conditions of workers while ensuring fairer competition between European companies that will have to...
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Press Release
29.05.2018 - 09:12

Better work-life balance for working parents

“We have taken the first step towards a better balance between work and private life for all working parents and their families. Gender equality is a priority for the EPP Group, that is why we...
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Press Release
19.03.2018 - 21:19

Towards better rules for companies and posted workers

"This agreement reflects the social, economic and political reality of the European Union. It provides a clear direction towards a more social Europe, with fairer competition between companies...
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Press Release
25.10.2017 - 12:02

Work-related cancers: EP approves prevention measures

Every year, more than 100,000 people in Europe die from work-related cancers. Today, MEPs will approve an agreement struck with the Member States to strengthen the rules concerning carcinogens and...
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Press Release
23.10.2017 - 16:56

Social Pillar: preparing EU social security for tomorrow

"Today, the European Institutions took a step forward to grant all Europeans equal access to the job market, fair working conditions and adequate and sustainable social protection",...

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