1 in 3 women have experienced gender-based violence in the European Union. Meanwhile, legislative frameworks for victims of gender-based violence remain fragmented across various directives and regulations.
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From today, 15th of November, women in the EU will statistically work for free until the end of this year. Women still earn statistically less: gender pay in the EU stands at 13% with significant differences between Member States. In Luxembourg the gap is 0.7% whereas in Latvia the difference is 22.3%. These differences hit the hardest when our societies are suffering from the energy crisis and soaring inflation, with many single women and particularly single mothers facing daunting challenges to pay their bills.
The Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) again expresses its solidarity to Belgian workers taking part in the general strike or other forms of action on 9 November to defend their purchasing power and demand further government action to address the energy and cost of living crises.
A recently published peer reviewed paper published in the International Labour Organisation’s International Labour Review and authored by Roberta Montebello, Jonathan Spiteri and Philip von Brockdorff from the University of Malta (the latter is also member of the Workers’ Group at EESC) provides empirical results to confirm that income inequality is related to the trade union density rate across 26 sampled European countries.
The transition towards a low-carbon economy is a fundamental priority. But the green transition will fail without social dialogue. This represented a general agreement among the discussions during the meeting, particularly if climate policies were not made also socially sustainable and did not take into account the needs and worries of working people, of citizens. Key points raised during the debates included the fact that real wages were decreasing with the soaring inflation, the complementarity of fighting climate change and protecting social rights, and the fundamental role of involving Trade Unions in the design and implementation of policies within the Green Deal.
Speaking on the occasion of the World Day for Decent Work, President of the EESC Workers' Group Oliver Röpke called for the EU to redouble its efforts to promote decent work worldwide.
Workers Group President Oliver Röpke was nominated today by his Group to take over as President of the European Economic and Social Committee.
The Commission has presented a recommendation on adequate minimum incomes today. Against a terrible perspective of more than 90 million people in Europe at risk of poverty or social exclusion, with widening gaps in coverage of social protection systems highlighted by the pandemic, and now with a massive inflation crisis growing, it is more necessary than ever.
The Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) expresses its solidarity with the thousands of Belgian workers taking to the streets of Brussels and taking industrial action across Belgium today to demand better wages and purchasing power. While the cost of living and inflation are soaring, wages are not keeping up and workers are struggling to make ends meet. In the meantime, the profit margins of Belgian companies have notably increased in past years.
The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), just a week ahead of the EU Council Summit, adopted its second Resolution on Ukraine, strongly supporting the country's unconditional candidate status to the EU. The European civil society will be working hand in hand with Ukraine for Ukraine on the reconstruction of the country delivering a stronger, greener, more resilient and sustainable European partner.
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