The European trade union movement supports the proposed European Pillar of Social Rights, but finds it falls well short of what workers and their families need, and should be strengthened.
Working people have been waiting since the crisis for concrete action to improve their standard of living, so trade unions will not let this opportunity slip away.
- Strongly supports better work-life balance, including paid paternity and carers’ leave;
- Wants a revised Written Statement Directive to cover all workers;
- Believes self-employed and ‘non-standard’ workers must have access to social protection.
A ‘European Day of Action’ will take place on 16 November 2017 - the day before the Gothenburg EU Social Summit is due to adopt the Pillar.