In the name of safeguarding social progress and to say no to social dumping, CESI will examine minimum wages in Europe. In countries such as Germany and Italy, founder countries of the European community back in 1957, a universal minimum wage does not exist. Without this, social dumping will continue to be a problem. In order to address social dumping in the long-term, minimum wages must come into play in every Member State.
Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)
The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement that is currently being negotiated between the European Union and the United States. Talks between the negotiating parties began in July last year. 2014 may see the trade talks brought to a conclusion. Despite this, there are still many unknowns regarding the agreements, with the negotiation process being opaque and exclusive to social partners and civil society.
CESI will be working to reverse this process in an attempt to make it a more open and inclusive process. Through this, CESI aims to address fears of the implications of the TTIP on social dumping and fully expose the implications on public services.