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pursuant to Rule 120 of the Rules of Procedure

on drawing up a European workers’ statute

Crescenzio Rivellini, Clemente Mastella, Elisabetta Gardini, Aldo Patriciello, Raffaele Baldassarre, Potito Salatto, Giovanni La Via, Sergio Paolo Francesco Silvestris, Antonio Cancian, Roberta Angelilli, Gabriele Albertini, Alfredo Antoniozzi, Amalia Sartori, Lara Comi, Licia Ronzulli, Barbara Matera, Antonello Antinoro, Giovanni Collino, Erminia Mazzoni, Salvatore Tatarella, Alfredo Pallone, Vito Bonsignore

Motion for a European Parliament resolution on drawing up a European workers’ statute  

The European Parliament,

–   having regard to the Treaty of Lisbon, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, the Community Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers, the Council decision of 21 October 2010 on guidelines for the employment policies of the Member States(1) and the Commission communications on this subject(2),

–   having regard to the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund(3), which could be expanded and modified,

–   having regard to Rule 120 of its Rules of Procedure,

A. whereas there are already EU regulations in this area(4), which could be extended to cover other categories of work,

B.  whereas the EU already has minimum standards in the area of workers’ rights and the organisation of labour, and whereas, in some cases, these have given rise to rules applicable to all the Member States(5),

C. whereas the Europe 2020 strategy includes various initiatives and instruments designed to improve employment rates and the quality of jobs in the EU, such as the revision of EU labour legislation,

1.  Calls on the Commission to draw up a European workers’ statute with a view to protecting all EU workers, safeguarding their dignity and preserving European unity.


Decision 2010/707/EU.


‘Towards Common Principles of Flexicurity: More and better jobs through flexibility and security’ (COM(2007)0359); ‘A Shared Commitment for Employment’ (COM(2009)0257).


Corrigendum to Regulation (EC) No 1927/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 December 2006 on establishing the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund.


Regulation No 31 (EEC), 11 (EAEC) laying down the Staff Regulations of Officials and the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Economic Community and the European Atomic Energy Community, and subsequent amendments thereto.


For example, the right to paid parental or family leave has been introduced across the EU.

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