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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Bright Yellow Hardhats - closeup
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...
Engineer in nuclear power station
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...
Successful financial plans
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",...
worker
Press Release
16.10.2017 - 17:51

Breakthrough in EU legislation on posting of workers

“Today, after 18 months of intensive negotiations, we have set up a common position on the posting of workers with clear rights for the more than 2 million posted workers on our continent...
token gesture
Press Release
21.06.2017 - 15:31

Europass: popular CV system revamped

“With more than 60 million CVs, Europass is one of the most successful and cost-effective initiatives of the past ten years. It must be our main goal to support educational and working mobility...
Womens day
Press Release
14.06.2017 - 13:19

Gender pension gap: something's not right

"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 unacceptable situation, we experience a deep...

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