As climate change has increasingly tangible effects, also impacting the working environment, trade unions in Europe have signalled their intention to tackle it by taking some concrete measures.
By Thiébaut Weber|2018-02-23T14:12:02+00:00februar 23rd, 2018|Climate Change, EU budget 2020-2027, European Social Fund, European social pillar, European Trade Union Confederation, Multi-Annual Financial Framework (MFF), News, Paris Agreement, UN development targets|
One of the main discussion points of the informal summit in Brussels on 23 February is the EU's post-2020 long-term budget, however the topics to be debated on the matter are limited and do not take into account the Pillar of Social Rights, writes Thiébaut Weber.
Barely a dozen sectoral agreements have been finalised ever since social dialogue was established in Europe. The social partners’ contradictory objectives and the progressive disinvestment of the European Commission are to blame for this.