Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services
EMPL committee held a discussion on the draft compromise amendments at its previous meeting in May, which had been drafted in relation to the total 975 amendments. On the first day of the June meeting Members will examine the finalised compromise amendments and on the second meeting day the vote will take place on the draft report, and the numerous amendments. Rapporteur: Danuta Jazłowiecka (EPP, PL)
The committee held a public hearing on this topic at its March meeting and the Rapporteur Joanna Katarzyna Skrzydlewska (EPP, PL) presented her draft report to EMPL in April, when a deadline for amendments was set as well. 331 amendments were tabled to the original text, which will be the subject of the discussion at the committee meeting on 19 June. The debate is also expected to provide ideas for preparing compromise amendments on the points where different amendments were tabled.
Flag State responsibilities for the enforcement of Council Directive 2009/13/EC
During the next EMPL meeting Members will have an exchange of views and adopt the outcome of negotiations with the Council. EMPL committee adopted its legislative report in January 2013 and at the same time, based on the adopted text, gave a mandate to the negotiating team, led by the EMPL Chair Pervenche Berès (S&D, FR), who is also the Rapporteur of this file. Following this decision, the team started discussions with the Council in view of a possible agreement in first reading. Following a series of negotiating rounds, the Rapporteur will now present the text agreed during the discussions. Following the examination of this text, EMPL will proceed to the vote, so that the Plenary can vote on the Parliament's position in September.
Cross-border collective bargaining and transnational social dialogue
The discussion of the 144 amendments tabled to the draft report served as a starting point for the Rapporteur to propose compromise amendments, in order to ensure a broad political support for the report. On 19 June EMPL will first discuss these compromise amendments, and then proceed to the vote on the draft report, the amendments and also the suggestions of the opinion of FEMM.
Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures
Following the adoption of Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) of substances and mixtures with the aim to implement the United Nations Globally Harmonised System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) in the European Union, certain aspects of the legal framework in the area of health and safety at work need to be adapted. The purpose of the proposed Directive is to update and align the applicable EU legislation on chemical classification and labelling, references and terminology. On 19 June Members will consider the draft report of Sari Essayah (EPP, FI),
Posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services
EMPL committee held a discussion on the draft compromise amendments at its previous meeting in May, which had been drafted in relation to the total 975 amendments. On the first day of the June meeting Members will examine the finalised compromise amendments and on the second meeting day the vote will take place on the draft report, and the numerous amendments.
During the joint meeting of ECON and EMPL on 17 June, Vice-President Rehn (Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Euro) and Commissioner Andor (Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) will present the Commission's Country-Specific Recommendations within the 2013 cycle of the European Semester for economic policy coordination.
On 30 May Members adopted this Package by 34 votes to 3 with 3 abstentions. It addresses several related issues and stresses the importance of targeted social investments The adopted motion for resolution, in parallel with an oral question to the Commission – adopted by EMPL earlier – is expected to be subject of the Plenary discussion and vote in June.
On 30 May László Andor, Commissioner responsible for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion had a discussion with EMPL committee Members in the context of the structured dialogue, which is held annually between the specialised committees and the Commissioners with the relevant portfolio. The main subject of the discussion was the implementation of the 2013 Commission work programme and the priorities for 2014, which will certainly touch upon the Commission’s activity since the beginning of its mandate in February 2010.
Impact of the crisis on access to care for vulnerable groups
During the meeting on 30 May the draft report of Jean Lambert (Greens/EFA, UK) has been adopted by 36 votes to 1 with 2 abstentions. The Rapporteure calls for social impact assessments of austerity measures and for recommendations tackling the social impact of such measures in the country-specific recommendations. The Rapporteure further calls for monitoring and addressing poverty reduction targets in the national reform plans. Member States should place a special focus on the most vulnerable groups and to remove access barriers, improve take-up and preventive measures so as to return to a rights-based approach and avoid long-term damage and costs stemming from non-action.
General framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation
Directive 2000/78/EC (the “Employment Equality Directive”) focuses on discrimination in employment and occupation, as well as vocational training, and covers direct and indirect discrimination, as well as harassment and instructions to discriminate, on the grounds of religion or belief, disability, age and sexual orientation. On 29 May EMPL discussed the draft report, which looks at the remaining gaps in the implementation of the Directive and analyses the obstacles preventing victims of discrimination from benefitting of the legal protection and remedies provided for by Union legislation. The Rapporteur, Ádám Kósa (EPP, HU) also pays attention to the situation in the Member States more severely hit by the economic crisis and high unemployment levels.
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