EU Sources - European Council wants to deny public service workers EU-protection - February 28, 2019

The European Parliament and the Council (our governments) are negotiating on a European Commission proposal to improve the rights of workers to transparent and predictable working conditions. According to EPSU, the European Council seeks to deny large groups of public service workers EU this new minimum protections. At the end of 2017, the European Commission presented a proposal for a directive on transparent and predictable working conditions that would apply to all workers. The European Parliament made several improvements to the Commission’s proposal, but at the same time made it worse by allowing for workers in the army, policy and emergency services to be treated differently and denied certain rights and protections. European trade union institutions finds this discriminatory and wants to see all workers, starting from those on zero-hour contracts covered by the new directive on transparent and predictable working conditions.

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