EU Sources - Social partner agreement in fishery transposed into EU Directive - October 31, 2016

The EU Council has approved a Directive regulating working conditions in the fisheries sector, following a long-standing request from the European social partners (the European Transport Workers’ Federation, Europêche and Cogeca). In 2012, the European organisations reached a pivotal agreement within the Social Dialogue Committee for Sea Fisheries (SSDC-F) on a text which would transpose the ILO Work in Fishing Convention 2007 (C188) into EU Law. Since then, the Social Partners have been urging the EU institutions to implement the agreement through a Directive whose aim is to ensure better working conditions for more than 150,000 fishermen in Europe regardless of the size of the vessel.

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