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Parliamentary questions
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4 November 2019
P-003592-19
Question for written answer P-003592-19
to the Commission
Rule 138
Bogdan Rzońca (ECR)

 Subject:  The situation of people with disabilities on the labour market
The situation of people with disabilities on today’s labour market is on the whole extremely difficult, since employers — keen to push up productivity and the quality of work — are piling increasingly difficult tasks onto disabled workers, and expecting ever higher standards. This is having an adverse impact on the limited fitness and on the health of the employees concerned. With that in mind:
1. Does the Commission agree that people with disabilities also require regular treatment and rehabilitation after taking up employment?
2. Does the Commission agree that the most favourable working environment for people with disabilities in the commercial and competitive industries is one which guarantees, for example, that workplaces and working areas are fully ergonomically adaptable, that medical care and rehabilitation services are available in the workplace, that appropriate manufacturing and service technologies are chosen — i.e. ones that suit the condition and skills of disabled workers, and that work and activities are organised appropriately?

3. Does the Commission see the need to favour employers who, in guaranteeing a favourable working environment, decide to introduce a quota — at least 30% of the total workforce — when it comes to employing people with disabilities? Incentives could include:

(a) higher wage subsidies (within the boundaries set by Commission Regulation (EU) No 651/2014);
(b) exemption from the de minimis threshold for aid for the introduction of cutting-edge technologies and the acquisition of specialist knowledge by workers with disabilities;
(c) preferential loans and other loan guarantees that do not distort free competition and comply with EU legislation.

Original language of question: PL 
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