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.
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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.
The European Commission has released the Eurobarometer report on work-life balance, which includes many well-known (and less well-known) facts about work-life balance, or lack thereof, for workers in Europe. The numbers for paternity leave show that less than half of men have either taken or are thinking about taking it.The main reason for not taking is that they cannot afford it. One in three Europeans cannot access flexible work arrangements, and three in ten are discouraged to do so.
The upcoming protest against the pension reform taking place in Zagreb on 20th October under the slogan
Dozivi niirovinu! I tebe se tice!-calls the Croatian citizens to fight for a retirement age which cannot be from "work to cemetery". You are defending not only decent conditions of work, but a fundamental right for all workers, old and young.
Only a social Europe can tackle the roots of nationalism and populism
European trade unions call for more social and economic cohesion and appropriate funding to achieve it
Time for the EPSCO Council to adopt a position on the EU Work-Life Balance directive
The Workers’ Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is following with great concern the situation unfolding in the Federative Republic of Brazil. There have been serious attacks on the social, labour and trade union rights of Brazilian workers: a very tough labour reform that harms the social dialogue, hard won social rights have been cut, independent media have been closed and Brazil’s young democracy, obtained after 20 years of dictatorship (1964-1984), is threatened.
Commissioner Andrus Ansip focused his intervention on the challenges and benefits of Artificial Intelligence. From the Workers' Group, these benefits can only be achieved if the challenges linked to human factors and working conditions are also properly addressed.
Marcos Peña focused on the key role of participative democracy in addressing the challenges in today's volatile world and particularly in the negotiations that will shape the future of work. He saluted the representatives of European civil society in the EESC, the Spanish ESC and the other national ESCs as players who underpin the social and economic cohesion of the continent by using dialogue and compromise to find shared solutions to common problems.