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APPEAL TO THE EPSCO COUNCIL MINISTERS
Make the European Pillar of Social Rights to materialize in tangible rights
Climate protection and the pandemic have placed the State and Governments in a strong position. The European Commission has received a mandate from the governments of all EU member states to achieve climate neutrality for Europe by 2050 with the Green Deal, and to successfully lead the economy out of the Covid-19 crisis. A dynamic change of course is necessary. To protect workers during this transformation process, their rights have to be highlighted and enshrined as a special pillar at EU level.
Rapid deployment of COVID-19 vaccines to all and in particular vulnerable people is crucial to saving lives and preventing health services from being completely overwhelmed
It is time to translate the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) into action, and Europe needs a new social contract for the future. This is the key message of the webinar on the Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Social Summit. The event was organised by the Workers' Group at the European Economic and Social Committee.
The images of the riot at the United States Congress and of people infiltrating the Capitol Building are shocking, deplorable and a warning sign for all. The Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee strongly condemns these events and declares its confidence in the democratic institutions of the United States. All measures must be taken to ensure the peaceful and swift transfer of power to the rightfully elected President of the United States.
On Tuesday, January 26th, from 8.30 to 10.00 a.m., the Workers' Group will be organising a Webinar on the Action Plan to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Social Summit throughout our social media platforms.
Workers' Group factfile on democracy at work
"The preservation of workers' rights must be top priority in any strategy for recovery and reconstruction in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, with solidarity as its guiding principle. Safeguarding of quality employment, workers' protection and social recovery should be on an equal footing with economic concerns, as a prerequisite for a sustainable social, environmental and economic model," stressed Oliver Röpke, President of the Workers' Group, during his opening speech at the Workers' Group extraordinary meeting on 24 November 2020.