On 1 March, Oliver Röpke takes over as the new President of the Workers' Group at the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), after being elected to the position by the group's members on 7 February. He replaces Gabriele Bischoff, who had been president of the group since October 2015.
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On 24 January the European Parliament, the European Commission and Member States reached an agreement on the Work-Life Balance.
This agreement is a concrete step to make the lives of European working parents and carers easier, said Gaby Bischoff, President of the Workers Group at the EESC.
International Migrants Day on 18 December provides an opportunity to pause and reflect. The European Economic and Social Committee Workers´ Group propose a series of reflections, based on the understanding of migration as a normal factor in any human society.
With the aim of improving workers' conditions anywhere in the world regardless of their national origin, the EESC Workers' Group strongly supports the Global Compact and appeals to all EU Member States to rise to their responsibilities and sign this agreement.
While wishing the Social Pillar a happy first birthday, the Workers' Group believes the best birthday present for the Pillar would be for the EU institutions to deliver on their commitments: we call on them to adopt strong proposals to improve working people's lives, before the European elections in May 2019.
- The EU will not be able to face the upcoming economic, social, environmental, and political challenges with the proposed allocation of resources.
- Cohesion and Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) funding should be maintained, not reduced, during the next budgetary period.
- The EU must increase its own resources, including taxes on financial transactions, and on digital multinationals.
Fascism is on the rise again, in Europe and around the world. Bolsonaro's victory in Brazil last Sunday is just the latest episode of this worrying trend. In Germany, AfD’s rise is another symptom: some of the latest polls show how they have become the second party in vote intention, surpassing the SPD. In Sweden, the Social Democrats have failed to form a government, and a new round of negotiations will come, including the candidature of far-right Swedish Democrats.
On the 22nd October 2018, 67 workers belonging to the Trade union Federation of Fly attends (OPZZ) and pilots of LOT were dismissed due to their participation in an industrial action. The industrial action was organized as result of the dismissal of the President of the trade union of Fly attendants and against precarious working conditions of all flight personnel. On behalf of the Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee we express our strongest disapproval about this decision and the way in which the company’s management and its CEO is treating trade union members, denying fundamental rights.