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17/06/2016

On 17 June 2016, the EESC and more particularly the Workers' Group are hosting an event to mark the 80th anniversary of the establishment of the ILO Convention No. 52 on Holidays with Pay.

11/03/2016

When I met the Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker on 4 February, I made it a point to tell him how concerned I was about the situation in the EU, and that I believed that if we wanted to save the European venture and its values of peace, decency, intelligence and generosity, we urgently needed to bring the EU closer to Europeans and show them, on a day to day basis, a reassuring, robust Union which was founded on solidarity, had good news and cared about them.

01/02/2016
Extraordinary meeting of the Workers' Group, Room JDE 62

The Workers' Group organised an extraordinary meeting to discuss its political priorities and to take stock of the ongoing legislative and political work in the European institutions.

19/01/2016
Solidarity with the Spanish workers and unions for their right to strike

To the comrades of the Comisiones Obreras and the UGT of Spain

06/05/2015

The Workers' Group continues to take part in the initiatives that call for the revision of Council directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding.

 

 

18/03/2015
Declaration of the Workers' Group on maternity leave

Declaration of the Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee on the proposal to amend directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding

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Declaration on maternity leave

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The following study gives an overview of the current economic and social situation in Austria, with a particular focus on explaining the Austrian labour relations model and the importance of social partnership and its role in developments since the onset of the global economic crisis in 2008-2009.

21/10/2013
Extraordinary meeting of the Workers' Group

On 21 October 2013, the Workers' Group organised an extraordinary meeting on the themes of social cohesion and minimum income.

01/07/2013
Statement on the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 27-28 June 2013

The Workers' Group, which met in Vilnius on 1 July 2013, notes that the European Council appears to have decided henceforth to engage with the public in a debate that demonstrates awareness of the situation's severity in Europe.

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