Declaration of the Workers' Group
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Every year, almost two hundred thousand European workers die as a result of workplace diseases, illnesses and accidents. On 28 April, Workers' Memorial Day, we commemorate workers that were injured or lost their lives due to unsafe working conditions. A healthy and safe work environment is not only indispensable for workers, but also contributes considerably to labour productivity and promotes economic growth.
The future of work is a key priority for the EESC Workers' Group. We want to work towards a European Union that protects and enables workers and other citizens, and provides secure and fair perspectives for all.
On 2 April, the EESC Workers' Group hosted the presentation of a study titled 'How to design the European Labour Authority (ELA) to fight more efficiently social and wage dumping'. Oliver Röpke, President of the EESC Workers' Group, welcomed Professor Roberto Pedersini from the University of Milan, who presented his study on what would it take for the ELA to effectively tackle the various cross-border issues currently plaguing the European labour market.
International Women's Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on the situation of women in society and what progress we have made in achieving gender equality. There can be no inclusive, sustainable or fair society in modern democracies without strong women's rights and gender-equality.
The Commission has published, for the 8th of March 2019, their report on equality between women and men.
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.
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.