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In a report adopted on Thursday, the members of the Employment and Social Affairs committee call on the Commission and the member states to tackle the growing problem of in-work poverty.

The European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional agreement on the use of additional resources of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) in 2021 and 2022.

More effort is needed to make vocational and educational training (VET) more attractive and better aligned with the labour market, MEPs stated in a resolution adopted on Thursday.

MEPs call for binding social targets to help the EU labour market adjust to the current realities of the digital and green economy.

Parliament negotiators struck a deal with Council on the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund that includes a lower eligibility threshold and special measures such as childcare allowance.

Outside working hours, workers must be allowed to switch off digital devices without facing consequences, the Employment Committee agreed.

Access to adequate housing should be recognised as a fundamental right and enforceable through European and national legislation, say Social Affairs Committee MEPs.

The Network should enhance the creation of sustainable jobs and help employment services adapt to digitalisation and changing work patterns.

Improving living standards and increasing social convergence are the main aims of the EU Directive on adequate minimum wages, said Commissioner Schmit to MEPs.

Angesichts steigender Jugendarbeitslosigkeit fordern die Abgeordneten von den Mitgliedsstaaten mehr Maßnahmen, um den Auswirkungen der COVID-19-Krise auf junge Menschen entgegenzuwirken.