CESI messages to the Gothenburg Social Summit

On the occasion of tomorrow's Gothenburg Social Summit, the Presidium of CESI adopted messages on key priorities that CESI considers vital for a more social Europe: A joint, dedicated implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights by governments, authorities, social partners, trade unions and the organised civil society; more social investments to finance the Pillar especially in children, education, health, and training; a placement of social rights at equal footing with the economic freedoms in Europe; and the regularisation of new forms of work and atypical employment relationships by making them subject to core labour law and social security.

CESI messages to the Gothenburg Social Summit

Against the background of a rejection by the hosts of CESI’s request for a place at the high-level Gothenburg Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, the messages also call for a consistent involvement of all trade unions major EU political discussions and argue that there should be no second-class trade unions in Europe. In a consistent way, all workers should be given the opportunity to participate in major political discussions that concern workers of all sectors.

The full messages are available here.

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