European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions

The European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) is a confederation of 40 trade union organisations from 20 European countries and 4 European trade union organisations, with a total of more than 5 million individual members. 1 further trade union organisations enjoys observer status.

CESI statement on possible EU measures to improve work in the platform economy

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As a first social partner consultation by the European Commission on possible action addressing challenges related to working conditions in platform work came to a close, CESI issued a contribution with its priorities for better work in the platform economy.

CESI calls for investments in the health sector

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In the EU-28, the shortfall of health workers in the overall sector was estimated at 1.6 million in 2013 and is predicted to grow to 4.1 million by 2030.

New judgements on stand-by schemes and working time

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Three years after the significant ‘Matzak’ verdict of the Court of Justice of the European Union (C-518/15), the Court addressed again the fine line between working time and rest periods under the provisions of Directive 2003/88 and came to new refined conclusions regarding the interpretation of stand-by periods.

CESI welcomes this week’s social proposals of the European Commission

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This week, the European Commission put flesh to its employment, social affairs and gender equality agenda, submitting proposals to implement the European Pillar of Social Rights, to reduce gender pay gaps, to improve on the rights and opportunites of the disabled, to strengthen effective active support to employment, and to prolong the ‘escape clause’ of the Stability and Growth Pact.