Book Presentation and debate highlight the challenges to social stability without social dialogue in Europe.
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Declaration of the EESC Workers' Group
The Workers' Group is organizing a cultural event for the presentation of a book by Jean Lapeyre, former ETUC Deputy General Secretary, entitled "Le dialogue social européen - Histoire d'une innovation sociale (1985-2003)" (The European social dialogue - History of a social innovation).
“The future of work has to be shaped politically and the trade unions have to play a key role in the policy-making process,” said Gabriele Bischoff, President of the Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), during the extraordinary meeting of the Workers' Group in Tallinn. This was one of the main messages sent by the meeting on Working for a better future, which addressed the effects of digitalisation and innovation on the European labour market.
On behalf of the Workers' Group, I would like to express our concern about the intention of the Romanian Government to profoundly reform the social security system, both in terms of financing and of benefits. It seems that starting from January 1st 2018, only the public pension system and the national health insurance fund will be kept. The other 4 components (the unemployment fund, the risk fund for occupational accidents and diseases, the guarantee fund for wage and claims and the fund for leaves and social security allowances) will remain without funding. Also form January 1st, 2018, the funding of the pension scheme and the health insurance fund will be fully taken over by the employees. ...
Yet again, barbarism and terrorism have shaken a beloved city, Barcelona, and European citizens.
A city which, because of its beauty and hospitality, receives thousands of tourists has been the target of tyrants whose barbaric attack has produced a large number of victims, including many tourists.
The Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee strongly condemns all acts of terrorism, wherever they occur. Confronted with hatred and intolerance, we defend the values that unite our societies, such as respect for diversity, pluralism, tolerance and solidarity.
The terrorist attack in Turku, Finland, which resulted in the deaths of two women and several wounded, has shown us that Europe continues to be attacked by barbarism and violence.
These terrorists seek to directly attack our democratic system and our freedoms, our peaceful coexistence, our values of respect for our differences.
This is why our European society must give a common and unified response. Political parties, trade unions, business and social organizations must respond in a unified way to this tragedy by strongly stating that attacks and threats will not frighten us and will not destroy our democratic system and our coexistence.
Creating a positive narrative for the EU, strengthening its economic foundations, fostering its social dimension, facilitating the transition towards a low-carbon and circular economy and empowering and involving Civil Society. These are the main messages of the contribution of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to the European Commission's 2018 Work Programme. The EESC calls on the Commission to adopt sustainable development as an overarching ...
The president of the European Parliament (EP) Antonio Tajani joined the EESC plenary session on Thursday 1 June to discuss the EP's priorities and the strengthening of cooperation between the two institutions. The EP's six priorities for this year are very much in line with the concerns of Europe's civil society, according to the EESC.