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Adotados on 18/09/2020
Referência: 
SOC/645-EESC-2020
Reunião plenária: 
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Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

In this opinion, the EESC notes that platforms have "a generally positive impact on the economy", contributing as much to job creation and innovation, flexibility and autonomy for workers, as to ensuring income for workers (often supplementary) and allowing vulnerable people to access employment. It also notes that there are risks that must not be underestimated: (i) for workers, the denial of basic rights, including the rights to organisation and collective bargaining; precariousness; low pay; the increasing intensity of work; the extreme fragmentation of work on a global scale; the non-affiliation of workers to social security schemes; and (ii) for society, the increased risk of competition based on undercutting social standards.

Parecer do CESE: Fair work in the platform economy (Exploratory opinion at the request of the German presidency)

Adotados on 18/09/2020
Referência: 
SOC/632-EESC-2020
Reunião plenária: 
554 -
Sep 16, 2020 Sep 18, 2020

This exploratory opinion was requested by the European Parliament with a view to a forthcoming Commission initiative on fair minimum wages. The question of Decent minimum wages across Europe is a complex and sensitive issue. It is important that any EU action is based on accurate analysis and understanding of the situation and sensitivities in the Member States and fully respects the social partners' role and autonomy, as well as the different industrial relations models.

Parecer do CESE: Decent minimum wages across Europe

Adotados on 15/07/2020
Referência: 
SOC/633-EESC-2020
Reunião plenária: 
553 - Jul 16, 2020

In this opinion the EESC makes the following points:
1. The EU and Member States should ensure that the gender perspective is fully integrated in COVID-19 recovery measures.
2. Gender equality should be fully taken into account in the forthcoming Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027.
3. The Gender Equality Strategy should be coordinated involving all Member States, social partners and civil society organisations.
4. To put an end to the gender pay gap (16%), binding measures on gender pay transparency are unavoidable.
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Parecer do CESE: Gender equality strategy

Adotados on 10/06/2020
Referência: 
SOC/630-EESC-2019
Reunião plenária: 
552 -
Jun 10, 2020 Jun 11, 2020

Parecer do CESE: The effects of campaigns on participation in political decision-making (Exploratory opinion at the request of the Croatian presidency)

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