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Platform workers: EP has taken its position.

The majority of the MEP’s adopted the resolution to support the full rights for platform workers.

Time to change the rules on European works council, says European Parliament

The European Parliament adopted with a large majority a resolution calling on the Commission to revise the 2009 European works councils directive

An adequate minimum income across the EU at last?

The Council adopts a recommendation on adequate minimum income. Meanwhile, the European Parliament and NGOs call for binding rules on the matter.

Spain raises the minimum wage

The minimum interprofessional wage will rise by 80 euros per month by 2023. "A very positive development, although several factors cast a shadow over this news," explains USO Secretary General Joaquín Pérez.

Commission tries to boost social dialogue in the EU

The Commission publishes its initiative to strengthen social dialogue in the EU. The instruments chosen might have no real teeth. However, the initiative includes some potentially interesting elements.

Swedish presidency: is social Europe a priority?

On 1 January, Sweden took over the torch from Czech Republic and will hold the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union for the next six months. The country holding the presidency chairs all the Council meetings during six months. This in turn gives it a strategic agenda-setting power on EU legislation.

Parliament’s employment Committee proposals to amend the treaties

EMPL Committee adopts opinion on Treaty changes

MCL celebrates its 50th anniversary

EZA President Luc Van den Brande and Secretary General Sigrid Schraml congratulate MCL President Antonio Di Matteo and EFAL President Giorgio D'Antoni in Milan.


To mark the date in the calendar now - EZA's "Save the Date" for the Brussels Conference, in March 2024.

Five years of the European Pillar of Social Rights

The ambitious social programme has an important meaning for EZA.