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  • Adopted on 27/04/2023 - Bureau decision date: 23/01/2023
    Референтен номер
    SOC/764-EESC-2023-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Finland
    Employers - GR I
    Bulgaria
    Plenary session number
    578
    -

    The EESC welcomes the Commission Communication and the Commission proposal for a Recommendation on strengthening social dialogue in the European Union. The Committee is fully aligned with the view that social dialogue can be a beneficial tool to drive economic and social resilience, competitiveness, and sustainable and inclusive growth. Establishing a common effective framework, to be implemented at national level for the involvement of social partners, might help ensure that effective and quality consultations with national social partners take place.

    EESC opinion: Strengthening social dialogue
  • Adopted on 27/04/2023 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Референтен номер
    SOC/745-EESC-2023-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Spain
    Plenary session number
    578
    -

    In this opinion, requested by the upcoming Spanish presidency of the EU, the EESC is exploring the consequences of precarious working conditions on the mental health of workers.
    The Committee:

    • strongly upholds the evidence showing that precarious work increases the chances of worker´s mental health deteriorating and it is incompatible with the achievement of SDGs in the EU: it is a public health issue that has to be eradicated 
    • stresses that combating work-related psychosocial risks at the source, using organisational interventions to reshape working conditions, is an essential first step in promoting mental health in the workplace as has highlighted by WHO and ILO
    • proposes adopting specific EU legislation on preventing psychosocial risk as well as developing and modernising the current directive on occupational safety and health
    EESC opinion: Precarious work and mental health
  • Adopted on 27/04/2023 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Референтен номер
    NAT/876-EESC-2023
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Ireland
    Plenary session number
    578
    -

    The classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals regulation is the core piece of Union legislation for the hazard assessment of chemicals, stemming from the United Nations’ global standard (GHS), and sets out the hazard classification of chemicals and how to communicate those hazards to consumers and workers.

    EESC opinion: Revision of the classification, labelling and packaging of chemicals regulation
  • Adopted on 22/03/2023 - Bureau decision date: 21/03/2023
    Референтен номер
    SOC/771-EESC-2023
    Plenary session number
    577
    -
    EESC opinion: Limit values for lead and its inorganic compounds and diisocyanates
  • Adopted on 22/02/2023 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Референтен номер
    NAT/879-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Lithuania
    Plenary session number
    576
    -
    EESC opinion: Revision of EU ambient air quality legislation
  • Ongoing (updated on 27/02/2024) - Bureau decision date: 25/01/2023
    Референтен номер
    SOC/761-EESC
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Italy
    Plenary session number
    588
    -
  • Adopted on 25/01/2023 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Референтен номер
    SOC/741-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Hungary
    Workers - GR II
    Greece
    Plenary session number
    575
    -

    The EESC proposes to launch a European Care Guarantee, which would ensure life-long access to affordable quality healthcare and care services for everyone living in the EU. It also underlines the importance of supporting families in their fundamental role as caregivers and asks for adopting specific measures to tackle Gender equality, namely addressing gender stereotypes, attracting more men in the sector and ensure better distribution of care within households.

    In addition, the Committee highlights the need for a life cycle approach promoting healthy and active ageing and calls for the development of a European Strategy for Older Persons.

    EESC opinion: The European Care strategy
  • Adopted on 14/12/2022 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Референтен номер
    SOC/743-EESC-2022-01-01
    Workers - GR II
    Sweden
    Plenary session number
    574
    -

    This Opinion welcomes the Commission's ambition to reduce the incidence of cancer, and its specific efforts to minimise exposure to asbestos at work. It recommends that the technical limit value for asbestos exposure under the Directive on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to asbestos at work should ultimately be set at a lower level than the Commission is currently proposing. This Opinion also suggests that roadmap of complementary measures over and above the Commission's proposals should be drawn up in order to achieve that objective. It calls on the EU and its Member States to actively promote an international ban on the use of asbestos and protection for workers dealing with existing asbestos during activities such as renovation, demolition and waste management.

    EESC opinion: Protection from exposure to asbestos at work
  • Adopted on 26/10/2022 - Bureau decision date: 20/09/2022
    Референтен номер
    SOC/740-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    EESC opinion: Standards of quality and safety for substances of human origin
  • Adopted on 26/10/2022 - Bureau decision date: 24/02/2022
    Референтен номер
    SOC/729-EESC-2022
    Civil Society Organisations - GR III
    Belgium

    Rare diseases are often chronic and sometimes disabling diseases affecting an estimated 25/30 million European citizens. Even more people are affected as care taker or family. Patients and relatives face difficulties in access to diagnosis, treatment or care and in their inclusion to society and labour market. In this opinion, the EESC presents its  recommendations on how to improve social protection for these patients and raise awareness on their situation and needs.

    EESC opinion: Ensuring strong European solidarity for rare disease patients