Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services
During the EMPL meeting on 18 March Members will vote on the outcome of negotiations with the Council on the enforcement of directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services. EMPL adopted its legislative report in June 2013 and, based on the adopted text, gave a mandate to the negotiating team, which recently reached an agreement with the Council. The Plenary is foreseen to vote on the outcome in April. Rapporteur: Danuta Jazłowiecka(EPP, PL)
Improvement of the portability of supplementary pension rights
EMPL adopted the outcome of the negotiations with the Council on supplementary pension rights in December. On the basis of this agreement, the Council adopted its position in first reading that was announced in EMPL at the 12-13 February meeting. EMPL will vote on this text on 18 March and once the Plenary also endorsed it, the legislative text will be published in the Official Journal. Rapporteur: Ria Oomen-Ruijten(EPP, NL)
Work-life Balance and Gender Equality
FEMM and EMPL committees jointly organise a public hearing on Work-life Balance and Gender Equality. The issue will be discussed in two panels with the participation of experts from the fields of work life balance and gender equality. The hearing will take place on 19 March in Brussels. Registration to attend the hearing is possible until 17 March.
Following the discussion of the draft report of Licia Ronzulli (EPP, IT) in January and the amendments in February, EMPL committee will vote on the draft report and the amendments. The final report is planned to be discussed and voted in the Plenary in April with a view to adopting the Parliament’s position in first reading.
1. employment policy and all aspects of social policy such as working conditions, social security and social protection; 2. health and safety measures at the workplace; 3. the European Social Fund; 4. vocational training policy, including professional qualifications; 5. the free movement of workers and pensioners; 6. social dialogue; 7. all forms of discrimination at the workplace and in the labour market except those based on sex; 8. relations with: - the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop), - the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, - the European Training Foundation, - the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, - as well as relations with other relevant EU bodies and international organisations.
Welcome to the website of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL), of which I am the chair.
The EMPL Committee is mainly responsible for employment policies and all aspects of social policy, working conditions, vocational training and the free movement of workers and pensioners. There is a full list of our powers and responsibilities below.
The committee consists of 49 full and 49 substitute members representing the various political families in the European Parliament. Each political group appoints a coordinator to take part in organising the committee's work.
The EMPL Committee works with the Council of the Union and the European Commission to implement the legislative framework in the areas for which it is responsible.
During the current parliamentary term, the committee is seeking to drive forward a new Social Agenda and to contribute to promoting a more inclusive society.
Our site is updated regularly to keep you informed of our committee's activities. You can also follow our meetings online via EPLive.