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Forum on the European Pillar of Social Rights, 28 October 2016, Dublin

The European Parliament Information Office and SIPTU are jointly organising a Forum on The European Pillar of Social Rights on Friday 28 October from 9.30 am-1.00 pm in Liberty Hall, Dublin. Speakers will include Lynn Boylan MEP and Jack O'Connor, General Secretary, SIPTU. To reserve your place email or tel. 01.605.7900.


The European Commission has published a consultation document on a European Pillar of Social Rights.  As part of this process, the European Parliament in partnership with SIPTU are hosting a seminar on relevant topics for consideration in the response to the consultation.

The discussion will focus on three areas:

Labour Mobility in a post Brexit World - looking at UK-Ireland mobility and the implications for the wider European labour market, the threats and opportunities resulting etc.

Migration trends and the nature of Migration to include the recognition of qualifications, matching people to their skills, a possible review of the posted Workers Directive

Quality of Work and Flexicurity - ensuring working life balance while maintaing job security.  Future of work.  Flexibility to ensure equality in the workplace etc.

Speakers include:

  • Lynn Boylan, MEP
  • Jack O'Connor, General President, SIPTU
  • Professor James Wickham, Director of TASC
  • Ethel Buckley, SIPTU Services Division Organiser
  • Loraine Mulligan, SIPTU Policy Researcher

Find out more:

EP Draft Report on A European Pillar of Social Rights
EP Briefing: European Pillar of Social Rights for a more social Europe (September 2016)
EP Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
EC Press Release: Commission launches a public consultation on the European Pillar of Social Rights