The European Centre for Workers’ Questions (EZA) has published two new publications concerning the quality of work and the European Pillar of Social rights.
In the publication series “contributions on the social dialogue” number 39 "Quality of Work" deals with the results of a series of projects comprising five seminars in various European regions in order to analyse the pressing challenges currently confronting affected workers and the organisations that represent then, and to elaborate strategies for social dialogue.
As indicated in this report, the presentations and discussions during the seminars underlined the importance of well-functioning social dialogue and named many possible courses of action for workers’ organisations. These fascinating questions have been summarised in the project coordination report on the “Quality of work” compiled by Pedro Estêvão from our member organisation CFTL (Centro de Formação e Tempos Livres).
European Pillar of Social Rights
Publication number 40 sheds light on the topic of the European Pillar of Social Rights by the European Parliament and the Council and the European Commission at the Gothenburg Social Summit on 17 November 2017.
The educational work of the EZA has supported and accompanied the implementation of its 20 key principles, which are grouped into three chapters on “Equal opportunities and access to the labour market”, “Fair working conditions” and “Social protection and inclusion”.
Taking as a basis the presentations and discussions held in the seminars, this report identifies areas of action for workers’ organisations with regard in particular to fair wages, the protection of workers’ rights, equal opportunities for women and men and good systems of social security. It describes the potential for the European Pillar of Social Rights to contribute to an upwards convergence between member states in the social and employment sectors. It also shows how the European Pillar of Social Rights and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations Sustainable Development. Agenda 2030 can work together complementarily to protect people from poverty and social exclusion.