The ETUC calls for effective recognition within the Council of Europe
In order to strengthen the role of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and its cooperation with the Council of Europe (CoE), the ETUC General Secretary Bernadette Ségol met with Torbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the CoE on 27 March. She insisted on the ETUC’s commitment to the promotion and protection of fundamental social rights, an issue which has become even more important during the crisis and with the current measures taken in many member states to deregulate labour law.
The Revised European Social Charter, together with its Protocols, constitute the main tools for guaranteeing the protection of fundamental social rights in Europe. The ETUC urges the European Union and those member states that have not ratified the revised charter to do so as soon as possible. It is equally important that all member states adhere to the Collective Complaint Procedure.
The ETUC is concerned about the stalling of the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights and calls on the parties involved to accelerate the process. The ETUC is also concerned about recent proposals to reform the procedures before the European Court of Human Rights, which could weaken its role of effectively protecting human rights in general and fundamental social rights in particular.
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