Eurocadres assembles for Congress in the premises of the Economic and Social Committee in Brussels on 30-31 October 2017.
The own-initiative report on the legitimate measures to protect whistleblowers acting in the public interest by Virginie Rozière was voted through in the European Parliament today by 399 votes for and 101 against. This is a strong political message that Europe needs whistleblower protection.
The report picks out those countries that have some sort of whistleblower protection in place – and the findings are remarkable. The report highlights that corruption costs approximately 120 billion euros per year in the EU! Of that sum, 5.3 billion is related to corruption in public procurement.
EU Commission published a report on working conditions of academic staff. Rapid and continuous changes in the world of academia affects employees.
The service package proposed by the European Commission on 10 January 2017 is causing debate in trade unions across Europe.
The Working Time Directive triggered more than 50 judgments by the Court of Justice of the EU. The EU Commission took initiative to clarify obvious misunderstandings and provide legal guidance and legal certainty for a better application of the directive.
Show your support for whistleblower protection. Take a few minutes to respond to the public consultation of the European Commission.
–We urge the Commission to remain firm on Hungary and the appalling attacks on democracy, most recently in higher education and civil society, says Martin Jefflén, President of Eurocadres
On the afternoon of Wednesday 15 March the verdict from the LuxLeaks trial, following the appeal, was released. Once again a good deed was punished. The verdict is a strong signal that EU needs a strong whistleblower protection. We
Eurocadres main message at the Tripartite Social Summit, is that the time is right for an EU-wide whistleblower protection. With European companies working across country borders and employees making use of their freedom of mobility and taking up work in another country it is highly topical.
An own-initiative report by MEP Dennis de Jong (GUE/NGL) on the role of whistleblowers in the protection of EU’s financial interests was voted through with a clear majority in the European Parliament.
Eurocadres is in favour of a directive on whistleblower protection. To fight corruption and other unlawful acts there should be a safe way to report wrongdoings.
Next Monday – January 23 – the European Commission will reveal its latest thinking on social policy and legislation at a conference “The European Pillar of Social Rights: going forward together” with President Juncker and Commissioner Thyssen.
The EU Commission clarifies that employers are obliged to protect workers from psychosocial risks and that these risks have to be duly taken into account in the risk assessment process.
The Commission is proposing for the member states to assess the necessity and balance of some regulated professions, that now sum up to 5 500 in total across the EU.
Eurocadres has been part of the joint work with ETUC on the response to the public consultation of the European Commission on the European Pillar of Social Rights. While supporting the common response the priorities are clear: up- & re-skilling, whistleblower protection and psychosocial health risks.
Eurocadres wishes Happy Holidays! See you again in 2017. We open our Secretariat 9 January. Have a good rest!
On new years eve the consultation of the European Commission on the European pillar of Social rights ends. Eurocadres has signed up on the campaign headed by ETUC to put Social Rights First! Sign your support for a social Europe on www.socialrightsfirst.eu.
Intellectual property rights (IPR) are a prerequisite for innovation and growth. Highly-skilled professionals actively contribute to research, development and innovation during their work life.
The LuxLeaks case is one of the freshest examples that EU-wide whistleblower protection is needed.