Financial participation of employees in companies' proceeds
The draft report of Phil Bennion (ALDE, UK) was presented to the committee in September and EMPL examined the 98 amendments earlier in November. On 25 November Members discussed the compromise amendments, which result from the negotiations with the Shadow Rapporteurs. The Committee adopted on 5 December by 32 votes to 3 with 0 abstentions.
EMPL votes on pensions, packaging and public employment services
At its meeting on 9 December, EMPL committee will vote on the outcome of negotiations with the Council on the files related to the improvement of the portability of supplementary pension rights, and on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures. The committee will also vote on the report on Enhanced co-operation between Public Employment Services (PES).
Social protection for all, including self-employed workers
On 5 December the draft report, looking at the degree, to which social protection rights are granted in self-employment and in new forms of employment, was adopted by 29 vote to 4 with 1 abstention.
Employment and Social Aspects in the Annual Growth Survey 2014
On 5 December Members considered the EMPL draft report, which contains specific recommendations regarding the employment and social policies for the year to come. EMPL committee has been actively participating in the European Semester process since its launch, and this report is an integral part of the European Parliament’s contribution to the European policy process within the Semester.
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.