New EU framework on public procurement - ETUC key points for the transposition of Directive 2014/24/eu


The new public procurement Directive introduces some positive developments from the trade union perspective – among them a binding social clause. This gives unions a stronger platform for pressing key demands such as respect for collective bargaining agreements, social criteria and greater transparency. We therefore look at the results with some satisfaction. However, much will depend on the way the Directive is transposed into national legislation.