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273 Amendments of Chiara GEMMA

Amendment 52 #

2022/2032(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital L a (new)
La. whereas the European Quality of Government Index has shown overall continuity, with many regions scoring consistently over the last decade, although a number of substantial changes have been registered, with a significant decline in certain regions;
2022/05/17
Committee: REGI
Amendment 160 #

2022/2032(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Notes that many drivers of growth remain concentrated in more developed regions and urban areas; notes in particular that skills are unevenly distributed, being concentrated in more developed regions, particularly around capitals, and that less developed regions are continuing to lag far behind those that are in transition or are more developed; calls on the Commission to present a new specific development plan for areas at risk of falling into ‘development traps’;
2022/05/17
Committee: REGI
Amendment 194 #

2022/2032(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Is convinced that the role of small cities, towns and villages should be bolstered in order to support local economies and address demographic challenges; backs, therefore, the reinforcement of the second pillar of the common agricultural policy, the EAFRD; considers it essential to streamline future initiatives, focusing territory-based policies;
2022/05/17
Committee: REGI
Amendment 234 #

2022/2032(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Expresses concern at the continuing disparity between south- eastern and north-western regions regarding quality of government; stresses that low standards frequently go hand-in- hand with a structural inability to make proper use of public resources and hence major difficulties in triggering virtuous development processes; calls on the Commission to step up direct support for the regions, providing not only funding but also training for administrators with a view to improving the take-up of funding;
2022/05/17
Committee: REGI
Amendment 15 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas the e-sports sector is constantly growing and yet lacks specific legislation in almost all Member States;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 16 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B b (new)
Bb. whereas the lack of formal recognition by means of specific legislation exposes athletes to considerable risks and abuses, particularly those who are minors, whose numbers are steadily growing and who, by their very nature, require enhanced legal protection;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 17 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B c (new)
Bc. whereas there is a need to protect the mental and physical health of athletes who spend on average between eight and ten hours a day in front of a screen, often with few breaks;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 134 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11 a (new)
11a. Insists, furthermore, that training activities must be accompanied by educational measures on the use of electronic systems, illustrating the negative effects of misuse of these technologies and promoting healthy and balanced lifestyles;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 196 #

2022/2027(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Asks the Commission to study the possibility of creating a framework for harmonised rules regarding the employment status of professional e-sport players; calls on the Commission to propose binding measures to ensure the mental and physical health of professional athletes;
2022/05/31
Committee: CULT
Amendment 24 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B
B. whereas the overall state of young people’s mental health and well-being has significantly worsened during the pandemic, with problems related to mental health doubling in several Member States compared to pre-crisis levels25, leading pundits to call this the ‘silent pandemic’ or the ‘pandemic scar’; whereas the real consequences for young people are not yet fully visible; _________________ 25 https://www.oecd- ilibrary.org/sites/1e1ecb53- en/1/2/2/index.html?itemId=/content/public ation/1e1ecb53- en&_csp_=c628cf9bcf7362d2dc28c91250 8045f6&itemIGO=oecd&itemContentType =book
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 36 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas children and young people making constant use of digital platforms and tools at critical stages of their development are particularly vulnerable to the effects thereof; whereas the intensive use of digitised resources raises questions with respect to the impact of technology on the development of learning disorders;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 153 #

2022/2004(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Stresses the urgent need to enable children to socialise directly once more and return to their daily activities;
2022/06/01
Committee: CULT
Amendment 19 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Stresses the need to incorporate a specific and measurable spending target for young people, as envisaged for digital and green transition;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 28 #

2021/2251(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Highlights that the cultural and creative sectors were among those hit first and the hardest by the pandemic and will be the last to recover; stresses, therefore, the need for national recovery and resilience plans to contain ad hoc measures to support these sectors;
2022/02/11
Committee: CULT
Amendment 16 #

2021/2209(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Stresses that early school leaving and lack of educational opportunities generally affect children and adolescents from disadvantaged social backgrounds, characterised by family distress, precarious employment and material deprivation, who have been particularly affected by the effects of the pandemic;
2021/12/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 17 #

2021/2209(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Points out that COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on children and young people with disabilities who require special care and attention during lockdown periods and who are now having to face the consequences;
2021/12/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 18 #

2021/2209(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1c. Calls on the Commission to develop guidelines for school inclusion that are not just related to school attendance and learning, but continue in all aspects of daily life, backed up by adequate funding and monitoring of the achievement of objectives;
2021/12/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 71 #

2021/2202(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12 a (new)
12a. Welcomes the establishment of partnerships for the development of common services, as well as the harmonisation of timetables and ticketing, in some cross-border regions; calls on the Commission to keep supporting this type of initiative and asks it to encourage the carriage of bicycles on cross-border trains;
2022/05/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 88 #

2021/2202(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Points out that, currently, there is no mutual recognition of disability status among the EU Member States, and that this creates difficulties for persons with disabilities, as their national disability card might not be recognised in other Member States; believes that this failure is particularly limiting on cross-border workers and students with disabilities as it undermines their right to good services; recognises the value of the EU disability card, which enables mutual recognition of disability status in all Member States currently participating in the scheme; welcomes the fact that the Commission will propose that a European disability card is introduced by the end of 2023 for recognition in all Member States;
2022/05/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 91 #

2021/2202(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Points out that there is already an important EU legal framework – including in particular the Birds, Habitats and Water Framework directives – that must be fully, systematically and jointly implemented by the Member States in cross-border regions; points out that nature, the climate, natural disasters and diseases do not stop at national borders; stresses that disaster risk management planning is an area in which cross-border cooperation is vital; calls on the Commission to monitor closely the cross-border component of national and regional climate change adaptation strategies by providing for specific measures to favour appropriate solutions;
2022/05/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 97 #

2021/2202(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Notes that border regions reap too few benefits from the deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency measures; calls on the Commission to finance more cross-border projects to produce, pool and store energy from renewable sources; believes that the opportunities for cooperation that already exist in the applicable EU legal framework must be harnessed to the full, and calls on the Member States to step up coordination in the cross-border regions to implement the EU strategy for energy system integration;
2022/05/05
Committee: REGI
Amendment 5 #

2021/2179(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Highlights the vital importance of the approximately 2.8 million social and solidarity-based enterprises in the EU, which employ more than 13.6 million people, and their contribution to cohesion, social care, quality job creation, the circular economy, the fight against poverty and inequality, the reintegration of disadvantaged people, and particularly persons with disabilities, the inclusion of migrants and refugees in society, gender equality, improvements in health and the environment, biodiversity and the fight against climate change;
2022/02/25
Committee: REGI
Amendment 19 #

2021/2179(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Takes note of the Commission’s action plan for the social economy and supports the proposals to improve social economy framework conditions, in particular regarding taxation, public procurement, State aid and access to any kind of public funding, notably to the European Structural and Investment Funds; considers that provision should be made for specific facilities for SMEs operating in the sector;
2022/02/25
Committee: REGI
Amendment 24 #

2021/2179(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Believes that the action plan should aim at strengthening the rights of all workers in the social economy, guaranteeing all labour rights, decent working conditions and fair wages, and social inclusion of the vulnerable, and safeguarding the freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining, as recognised in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union; also recalls the importance of public services in supporting the social economy and that the Member States and the EU need to invest in their administrations and public services;
2022/02/25
Committee: REGI
Amendment 45 #

2021/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Recalls that insularity creates structural problems of dependence on maritime and air transport, with additional costs for importing and exporting goods, as well as for passenger transport; considers close monitoring to be important to ensure islands are fully integrated into the development of green maritime infrastructure; calls for islands to be made a priority in the development of infrastructure aimed at decarbonising maritime transport; stresses that, in the case of archipelagos, these difficulties are multiplied by a double insularity;
2022/01/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 85 #

2021/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Stresses the increasingly precarious condition of all islands in terms of their environmental assets, particularly water resources; calls, in this context, on the Commission to adopt a common water management policy for islands; stresses the need to promote the purification of water, and particularly waste water, and to guarantee a sustainable water cycle; recalls also the challenges connected with waste management in island territories and the strategic role of the circular economy;
2022/01/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 98 #

2021/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. CPoints out that owing to their small size and isolated energy systems, islands face a major challenge when it comes to energy supply as they generally rely on fossil fuel imports for electricity generation, transport and heating; considers the use of renewable energy to be a priority and believes it could bring substantial benefits to islands; calls, therefore, for the development of a wide range of renewable energy to be supported; welcomes the green hydrogen and photovoltaic programmes which islands have launched;
2022/01/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 140 #

2021/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Notes that the tourism sector is the main contributor to the economic growth of island regions in terms of income and employment; calls, therefore, on the Commission to provide specific additional financial support for sustainable tourism in islands, to promote means of overcoming dependence on seasonal tourism and to help islands that are heavily dependent on tourism to diversify their economies;
2022/01/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 153 #

2021/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Calls for the development of sustainable transport in island countries and regions to be fostered, and for support for the modernisation and greening of port infrastructure; calls, in particular, for support to be provided for low- environmental-impact public transport on islands so as to reduce the numbers of private vehicles;
2022/01/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 161 #

2021/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Stresses the need to ensure the territorial continuity of all islands through maritime and air transport, including by offering reduced fares for residents, and to ensure the safety and suitability of land bridges and road links; calls on the Commission to ensure that the 2021-2023 work programme of the Connecting Europe Facility contributes to the territorial accessibility of islands;
2022/01/03
Committee: REGI
Amendment 39 #

2021/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas architectural barriers continue to be an obstacle for persons with disabilities;
2021/10/11
Committee: REGI
Amendment 83 #

2021/2075(INI)

3a. Stresses the vital role of urban accessibility, to enable persons with disabilities to exercise in full their right to mobility, study and work; calls on the Commission to promote full inclusivity and to provide for a minimum share of urban development funding to ensure complete accessibility for persons with disabilities;
2021/10/11
Committee: REGI
Amendment 90 #

2021/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Emphasises the vital role of the education and culture predominant in urban areas to ensure that the more vulnerable segments of the population are genuinely integrated; points out that the Erasmus programme has, over the years, helped to raise awareness of the Union among the younger generations; takes the view that measures to boost services for students in terms of both training accessibility and mobility need to be supported;
2021/10/11
Committee: REGI
Amendment 127 #

2021/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Considers that in line with its commitments under the Paris Agreement, the Union must prioritise circular economy frameworks, sustainable urban mobility, rapid investment in green infrastructure and renewable energy in cities, and respect for the ‘do not harm’ principle; calls for consideration to be given to making further concrete proposals to reduce waste and create genuine environmental awareness among the public, by encouraging waste collection with pay-as- you-throw schemes, reuse centres and short-chain waste management;
2021/10/11
Committee: REGI
Amendment 143 #

2021/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Warns that cities and towns are acutely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change; is highly concerned that heatwaves, which are already more extreme in cities due to the effects of urban heat islands, are increasing in both intensity and frequency, while extreme precipitation events and storm surges are likely to result in increased flooding such as that witnessed in Europe this summer; considers it vital to incentivise the use of forms of private air conditioning that allow a real reduction in the energy and environmental impact on the urban fabric;
2021/10/11
Committee: REGI
Amendment 195 #

2021/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Recognises the fact that despite the lack of explicit EU competences on urban development, a broad range of EU initiatives do have an impact on towns, cities and functional urban areas; calls on the Union to improve its communication with local authorities so as to encourage the use of these instruments at the urban level;
2021/10/11
Committee: REGI
Amendment 221 #

2021/2075(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Highlights the importance of EU funding for implementing social inclusion locally; calls for its impact to be strengthened through, especially for the more vulnerable members of the population, such as persons with disabilities, and calls for a common management and reporting framework to be identified;
2021/10/11
Committee: REGI
Amendment 73 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Acknowledges that the recent reforms in the football transfer market, including the establishment of a clearing house, a licensing system for agents, caps on agents’ commissions are in the right direction; urges the relevant sport authorities to ensure the prompt implementation of these reforms;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 128 #

2021/2058(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28 a (new)
28a. Calls on the Member States to encourage the introduction of active breaks during indoor curricular activities; notes that, according to recent scientific studies, short active breaks for physical exercise and relaxation during lessons help counteract cognitive fatigue and make the learning process more effective, while improving the mood and concentration levels of students;
2021/09/14
Committee: CULT
Amendment 1 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 3 a (new)
— having regard to the European Pillar of Social Rights and the corresponding action plan,
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 78 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas school plays a fundamental role in giving experience of the value of diversity and promoting inclusion and combating racism and stereotypes;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 176 #

2021/2057(INI)

12. Underlines the lasting negative impact of European colonialismneed for better contextualisation of historical facts, such as colonialism, and the resulting effects on today’s society, including i and on the development of educational curricula;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 224 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16a. Calls on Member States to provide suitable training for teachers, irrespective of their subject, specialisation, the age of students and the type of school in which they will be teaching, so that they acquire the skills necessary to promote inclusion and combat discrimination;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 261 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20a. Stresses the need to increase the accountability of digital platforms and social networks in order to combat the spread of incitement to racial hatred and anti-migrant and anti-minority sentiment;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 262 #

2021/2057(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 b (new)
20b. Highlights the need to provide young people with analytical and operational tools in order to recognise and combat online the spread of hate speech and to promote better intercultural and inter-religious understanding;
2021/12/08
Committee: CULT
Amendment 25 #

2021/2048(REG)

Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 214 – interpretation – paragraph 1
Non-attached Members do not constitute a political group within the meaning of Rule 33 and they cannot therefore designate coordinators, who are the only Members entitled to attend coordinator meetings.
2021/06/01
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 26 #

2021/2048(REG)

Parliament's Rules of Procedure
Rule 214 – interpretation – paragraph 2
In all cases, in order to guarantee that non-attached Members must be guaranteedhave access to information, in accordance with the principle of non- discrimination, through the supply of information and the presence of a member ofey may appoint one non-attached member as an observer. The Chair can give the non- attached Members’ secretariat at coordinator meetings acting as an observer the opportunity to express his or her view.
2021/06/01
Committee: AFCO
Amendment 46 #

2021/2036(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Is concerned about the increase in online hate speech, notably against freedom of the press and freedom of expression; stresses the need for better cooperation between authorities and online platform service providers in order to combat hate speech, above all that directed against particularly vulnerable groups, such as persons with disabilities, women and LGBTIQ people, without destabilising the fundamental right to freedom of expression;
2021/06/29
Committee: CULT
Amendment 48 #

2021/2008(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D a (new)
Da. whereas citizenship education helps to strengthen social cohesion and develop a democratic culture;
2022/01/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 149 #

2021/2008(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Calls for the development of concrete objectives and benchmarks on citizenship education in the European Education Area enabling framework, including European citizenship education; these objectives should contain specific targets which ensure the full involvement of all groups of people, and particularly people with disabilities and young people from the most vulnerable backgrounds and at a higher risk of dropping out of school;
2022/01/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 198 #

2021/2008(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Asks the Commission to propose a recommendation containing indicative primary and secondary school curricula on the EU and global civic education for its voluntary adoption by the Member States, in full respect of Treaty provisions; believes that said common demonstrative curricula should foster a better understanding of the existing EU institutions, the European electoral and decision-making processes, and the history and cultures of Member States and the common links between them, combining different pedagogical approaches and methods, including theoretical and project- based learning; believes, finally, that education policies and reforms must make citizenship education a priority objective;
2022/01/24
Committee: CULT
Amendment 29 #

2021/0293(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 7
(7) Digital skills, basic and advanced, are essential to reinforce the collective resilience of the Union’s society. Digitally empowered and capable citizens of all types will be able to take advantage of the opportunities of the Digital Decade. Moreover, digital training and education should support inclusivity and a workforce in which people can acquire specialised digital skills to get quality jobs and rewarding careers in much greater numbers than today, with convergence between women and men. In addition, an essential enabler for taking advantage of the benefits of digitisation, for further technological developments and for Europe’s digital leadership is a sustainable digital infrastructure for connectivity, microelectronics and the ability to process vast data. Excellent and secure connectivity for everybody and everywhere in Europe including in rural and remote areas40is needed . Societal needs for upload and download bandwidth are constantly growing. By 2030, networks with gigabit speeds should become available at accessible conditions for all those who need or wish such capacity. Moreover, microprocessors which are already today at the start of most of the key, strategic value chains are expected to be in even higher demand in the future, in particular the most innovative ones. Climate neutral highly secure edge node guaranteeing access to data services with low latency wherever businesses are located and quantum capacity are also expected to be critical enablers. _________________ 40 Long-term Vision for the EU’s Rural Areas. COM(2021) 345 final.
2022/02/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 50 #

2021/0293(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 13
(13) The Digital Economy and Society Index (‘DESI’)41 should become a part of the report on the state of the Digital Decade and should be used to monitor the progress towards the digital targets, and this would be better achieved by including micro-enterprises, which are currently excluded from the Index. This monitoring should include an analysis of the indicators measuring progress at Member States’ level, national policies and initiatives aimed at reaching the objectives of this Decision and the targets as well as horizontal and thematic analyses tracking the digital transformation of European economies and a ranking of Member States progress therein. In particular, DESI’s dimensions and indicators should be aligned with digital targets set out in this Decision. For each digital target, key performance indicators (‘KPIs) should be set out in implementing acts to be adopted by the Commission. The KPIs should be updated when necessary for continued effective monitoring and to take account of technological developments. The data collection mechanism within Member States should be reinforced to present a thorough state of play on the progress towards the digital targets, as well as information on the relevant policies, programmes, and initiatives at national level. Based on the reviews and where needed, the Commission should prepare, in consultation with the Member States, a roadmap to set out future data collection needs. . In defining the DESI, the Commission should rely largely on official statistics collected in different Union surveys on the information society42 . The Commission should use specific studies to collect data for those relevant indicators that are not measured in the Union surveys. _________________ 41 DESI is an annual set of analyses and measurement indicators, which since 2014 have been used to monitor Europe’s overall progress and to benchmark individual Member States’ progress in digital, feeding into the European Semester process and the country specific recommendations. 42 Regulation (EC) No 1006/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 amending Regulation (EC) No 808/2004 concerning Community statistics on the information society (OJ L 286, 31.10.2009, p. 31–35).
2022/02/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 53 #

2021/0293(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 16
(16) On the basis of this analysis the report would include specific recommended policies, measures and actions. When recommending policies, measures or actions in the report, the Commission should take into account the most recent data available, the joint commitments undertaken, the policies and measures defined by Member States as well as progress regarding recommended actions identified in earlier reports and addressed in the course of the annual cooperation. In addition, the Commission should take into account the differences in individual Member States’ and regions' potential to contribute to the digital targets, as well as the policies, measures and actions already in place and considered appropriate to achieve the targets, even if their effects have not yet materialised.
2022/02/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 55 #

2021/0293(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 19
(19) The Commission should, together with Member States, develop projected trajectories for the Union to reach the digital targets as laid down in this Decision. These projected trajectories should then be translated by Member States into national trajectories, where possible. The different potential of Member States and regions to contribute to the digital targets should be taken into account and reflected in national trajectories. These trajectories should help assess progress over time at Union and national level respectively.
2022/02/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 85 #

2021/0293(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 2 – paragraph 1 – point e
(e) ensure that democratic life, public services and health and care services are accessible free of charge online for everyone, in particular disadvantaged groups including persons with disabilities and the elderly, offering inclusive, efficient and personalised services and tools with high security and privacy standards;
2022/02/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 124 #

2021/0293(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 3 – point b
(b) more than 90% of Union Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (‘SME’) reach at least a basic level of digital intensity;
2022/02/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 126 #

2021/0293(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point 4 – point a
(a) 100% free of charge online accessible provision of key public services for Union citizens and businesses;
2022/02/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 133 #

2021/0293(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 6 – paragraph 3 – point d
(d) interactions between and consistency of existing and planned policies, measures and, actions and funding.
2022/02/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 143 #

2021/0293(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 11 – paragraph 1
(1) The Commission shall closely cooperate with private and public stakeholders, includingand in particular the social partners, to collect information and develop recommended policies, measures and actions for the purposes of the implementation of this Decision.
2022/02/15
Committee: CULT
Amendment 11 #

2020/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
A a. whereas the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy didn't consider the scenario of a third or further pandemic waves which could even more exacerbate the current conditions of economic and social crisis;
2021/01/21
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 113 #

2020/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1 a. Underlines that the austerity measures adopted at EU and Member States level during the last decade have worsened the economic and social inequalities, with the most severe impact suffered by the most vulnerable citizens;
2021/01/21
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 114 #

2020/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1 b. Believes that in order to overcome the current pandemic crisis it is necessary to undertake expansionary economic policies and, for this reason, the Fiscal Compact must be reviewed as it leads Member States to adopt increasingly drastic austerity measures, namely the opposite of what the EU and Member States need in this crucial phase, with the effect of fuelling the recession and worsening living conditions of citizens;
2021/01/21
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 119 #

2020/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. States that 10 years after the 2. introduction of the European Semester cycle of economic policy coordination, employment and social imbalances in Europe, such as labour market segmentation, wage dispersion and child poverty, have not been resolved but have worsened, demonstrating that austerity measures hamper the social and economic development, that the public policies at the national level are insufficient for building a fairer European labour market, and that stronger and further-reaching policies at EU level are needed;
2021/01/21
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 132 #

2020/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to reform the financial legal framework and the European Semester process in order to strengthen democratic accountability and the involvement of the European Parliament; stresses that the social progress objectiveinvestments regarding social welfare systems and quality employment must be shielded from the application of macroeconomic conditionality;
2021/01/21
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 135 #

2020/2244(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3 a. Calls on the Commission and the Council to do their utmost to fight against tax evasion and tax avoidance as well as to effectively counter harmful tax practices adopted by some Member States;
2021/01/21
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 30 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas the Commission communication on achieving the European Education Area by 2025 is based chiefly on data compiled prior to the pandemic, which therefore do not take account of the devastating educational, occupational, economic and social impact which the pandemic has had on young people;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 33 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A b (new)
Ab. whereas young people have been among the main casualties of the economic and social crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, having been denied for long periods the possibility of attending school and university courses in person, leaving them with serious gaps in their knowledge and skills, a problem compounded by the loss of social interaction at a decisive stage in the process of developing their own personalities and in the transition to adult life; whereas they have also been one of the groups hardest hit by unemployment, given that many of them were employed on precarious or fixed-term contracts which have not been renewed, as the ILO has established, its statistics showing that one in five young people lost their jobs in the first wave of the pandemic;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 36 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A c (new)
Ac. whereas prior to the pandemic the problem of academic failure, involving the young people who abandon their studies and those who fall behind or have problems completing them in time, affected one young person in five, casting the European education system in a worrying light, in that this phenomenon makes it difficult to find a good job and can lead, in a significant number of cases, to poverty and social marginalisation and exclusion;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 43 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas some of the indicators employed by the Commission, such as employability and the period which elapses between completion of studies and the first employment contract, are not effective and suitable parameters to assess the quality of the education and training young people have received and the quality of the employment secured, because they take no account of key factors, such as the duration of the employment contract and the level of salary, which are in fact central to the process of monitoring young people's access to so-called high-quality jobs, a prerequisite for achieving independence from their families and making long-term life plans;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 56 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas the Commission communication on achieving the European Education Area fails to provide details of a clear and binding mechanism linking the strategy to specific funding and monitoring systems under either the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021- 2027 or the Next Generation EU programme;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 63 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C b (new)
Cb. whereas the main beneficiaries of the Next Generation EU programme should, as its name implies, be young people, who should be offered the broadest possible range of educational, training and employment opportunities, in keeping with a long-term vision for European recovery based on the involvement of and active contributions from the young generations;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 68 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C c (new)
Cc. whereas the Commission proposal includes no mechanism for proper, effective coordination between the European Education Area and other initiatives fundamental to the future of young people, such as the enhanced Youth Guarantee scheme and the Local Pacts for Skills;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 73 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital C d (new)
Cd. whereas less than 5% of European students have access to the Erasmus programme, which in reality is accessible only to university students whose families are in a position to meet at least part of the cost of this vital educational and life experience;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 78 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Commission communication of 30 September 2020 entitled ‘Achieving the European Education Area by 2025’ (COM(2020)0625) which encompasses six dimensions – quality, inclusion and gender equality, the green and digital transitions, teachers and trainers, higher education and the geopolitical dimension – and a set of targets with the aim of improving outcomes and ensuring resilient and future- looking education systems; emphasises, however, that the Commission proposal is based on pre-pandemic data and therefore fails to take account of all the damage done to young Europeans by the pandemic, painting an overly optimistic picture which, in particular, ignores the degree to which widened economic and social disparities may affect young generations' study, work and life opportunities;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 85 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Calls on the Commission to assess the impact of the European Education Area on the basis of qualitative, and not merely quantitative, indicators, including in particular the type of employment contract, its duration and the level of salary, which are parameters of fundamental importance in determining the quality of the education and training received and in predicting more realistically young people's scope for human and professional development and the risk of suffering poverty or social exclusion;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 89 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Emphasises that, although the European Education Area has brought improvements in educational and training opportunities for young people, economic and social disparities remain the most significant factors giving rise to discrimination when it comes to young people's access to the best educational and training opportunities, with the result that the proposal to concentrate resources in a few centres of excellence, rather than investing to make places in high-quality schools and vocational training institutes available as widely as possible, with a particular focus on rural areas, may in fact widen further the gaps in training and in work and life opportunities between members of young generations, fuelling rather than combating rural flight and the brain drain;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 96 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Highlights the importance of ensuring inclusive and quality education, and promoting lifelong learning, including vocational education and training (VET), for all across the Union, to ensure equal opportunities in the labour market; welcomes, in this context, the development of a European approach to micro- credentials and individual learning accounts; emphasises that the measures taken to achieve these objectives should be properly funded, under either the new budget for the period 2021-2027 or the Next Generation EU programme, which, as it focuses on building a Europe for future generations, should make young people its main beneficiaries, given that no economic recovery will realistically be possible without the active contribution of young generations; points out that, for that reason, National Recovery and Resilience Plans should primarily be assessed on the basis of their effectiveness in investing and generating opportunities for young people in the areas of education, training and high-quality employment;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 103 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Takes the view that the key determinant of the success of the project to achieve a European Education Area by 2025 will be whether it can offer better education and training opportunities and so create better employment opportunities for young people in the post-pandemic phase; emphasises, against that backdrop, the need to establish clear political and financial coordination with both the enhanced Youth Guarantee scheme, in order to lend fresh impetus to the efforts to combat the NEET phenomenon and long-term unemployment, and the Local Pacts for Skills, so as to ensure that education and training are tailored to local circumstances, and to support local authorities and firms in restructuring and repurposing production in response to the challenges posed by digitalisation and the green revolution and re-establishing a clear link between a territory's manufacturing base and employment, in order to combat the brain drain and rural depopulation;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 115 #

2020/2243(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Highlights inclusiveness as a central dimension of an EEA and a prerequisite for achieving quality education for all, ensuring that no talent isall individual differences are fully valued and are not left behind;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 138 #

2020/2243(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Aims to foster media literacy and critical thinking at all stages of learning as a central means to empower responsiblecritical thinking and media literacy at all stages of learning as a central tool for broad-based, responsible participation of all European citizens;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 140 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 – point 1 (new)
(1) Deplores the Commission's superficial approach to assessing current geopolitical phenomena, in particular when it refers to the 'retreat of the US from the multilateral order' or 'the rise of China', and calls for a more balanced and cautious assessment;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 141 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Takes the view that the geopolitical dimension of training should above all take the form of a universal approach which offers every young person in the European Union, wherever they live, high-quality education and training that equips them with the knowledge and skills needed to foster their human and professional development in a context which is no longer exclusively local but global, thereby maximising their possibilities and their professional and life opportunities;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 151 #

2020/2243(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Stresses the importance of enhancing competences and motivation in the education profession, especially supported through the improved recognition of educatoteachers’ value to society and by bolstering pedagogical autonomy, by promoting and reinforcing pedagogical and teaching autonomy through initial and on-the-job training;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 170 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Regrets the persistent gender employment and pay gap; highlights, in this regard, the need to tackle gender stereotypes, to introduce joint European measures to penalise firms which blatantly exploit their female workforce and to increase women’s representation in education, training and employment in STEM subjects and occupations.
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 172 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 – point 1 (new)
(1) Takes the view that the Erasmus programme offers young Europeans a formative educational and personal experience and that it should therefore be made accessible to all young people aged over 16, and not remain a privilege reserved for university students, in particular through the involvement of secondary schools and vocational training establishments, and that it should be properly funded so as not to create disparities in opportunity linked to the economic and social circumstances of students' families;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 173 #

2020/2243(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6 – subparagraph 1 (new)
Points out that the quality of the education young people receive also hinges on the opportunities for improving their skills and the in-service training offered to teachers of all kinds and at all levels, and calls therefore for Erasmus to be developed into an opportunity for professional improvement for all European teachers, including those in secondary schools, and for teachers to be encouraged and given financial support to complete a period of work abroad;
2021/05/11
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 212 #

2020/2243(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Emphasises the need to provide learners with knowledge about European history and cultural and artistic heritage, both tangible and intangible, and to foster a critical European memory and historical consciousness;
2021/06/10
Committee: CULT
Amendment 5 #

2020/2216(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital A
A. whereas the Fourth Industrial Revolution, digitalisation and artificial intelligence (AI) are leading to fundamental and structural changes to the labour market, the workplace and the work profile of every worker and whereas these processes have been accelerated by the pandemic, which has exacerbated many pre-existing work and social problems;
2021/01/19
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 17 #

2020/2216(INI)

Draft opinion
Recital B
B. whereas these developments plausibly facilitate human-machine synergies, thereby producing a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate outcomes, but also pose serious political, economic, social, ethical and legal questions as well as challenges in terms of workforce reorganisation and upskilling and the potential elimination of more sectors and employment than the new forms they create;
2021/01/19
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 42 #

2020/2216(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that the future regulatory framework for AI in the European Union should ensure that fundamental human rights and workers’ rights are fully respected and adapted towithin the framework of the new forms of work relations and work organisation, in a way that secures jobs and improves upon wages and working conditions, while safeguarding the quality of employment; stresses, in addition, that the European AI framework should respectbe founded upon European values, Union rules and the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights; , based on a human- centred approach in which humans are the guiding principle and beneficiaries of this process;
2021/01/19
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 66 #

2020/2216(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Considers that, in order to guarantee the proper and full operation of the digital single market, legal certainty must be re-established by codifying the new rights of a digitalised society, ensuring a level playing field for all stakeholders involved and plugging the current legislative gaps that often give rise to abuse, discrimination and unfair competition;
2021/01/19
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 75 #

2020/2216(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Urges the Commission and the Member States to ensure that the implementation of AI enforces the dialogue between social partners and to allowBelieves that dialogue between social partners is an essential prerequisite for the establishment of the new legislative framework and that against a background of changing industrial relations it is necessary to ensure that trade unions have access to the work floor, albeit in digital form, in order to promote collective bargaining and guarantee a human-centred approach to AI at work;
2021/01/19
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 120 #

2020/2216(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Reiterates its call for legal protection for platform workers and, teleworkers and workers in the gig economy, as well as recognition of their status as such, to ensure that their entitlement to full social security protection is upheld;
2021/01/19
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 132 #

2020/2216(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Recalls that the flexibility and self- organisation of workers must not be synonymous with disproportionate surveillance or the misuse of digital technology in a way that causes or fuels discrimination or exploitation;
2021/01/19
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 144 #

2020/2216(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8 a (new)
8a. Reiterates the need to fully involve women in the process of digitising work and society in order to close the current gender gap, both through a large-scale digital literacy operation designed to spread knowledge and awareness of the opportunities and risks linked to the use of new technologies and by promoting initial and further study of STEM subjects by young women;
2021/01/19
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 155 #

2020/2216(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 9
9. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to improve occupational health and safety regulations in the context of human-machine synergies and to safeguard workers’ work-life balance as well as their psychological and mental balancwelfare through expert support and an EU directive on work-related stress.
2021/01/19
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 39 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas effective European economic, social and health policy coordination with the European Semester at its core is crucial for mitigthe immediate revision of the Stability and Growth Pact and the establishment of a new European coordination framework for economic, social and health policies are crucial for appropriately protecting the living standards of all citizens without exacerbating the effects of the crisis;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 47 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas social investments are essential to ensure sustainable development and inclusive societies; it is essential to improve legal safeguards through appropriate regulatory action and an increase in social investments in order to combat poverty and social exclusion adequately, while guaranteeing sustainable development and inclusive societies that are capable of ensuring that all citizens enjoy their social rights in full;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 57 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas austerity policies resulted in less protective and underfundeda reduction of workers’ rights, the growth of precariousness and in-work poverty and a decrease in the funding and protection of social and healthcare systems, whichleading also to an aggravatedion of the effects of the pandemic in certain Member States;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 106 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas fair living wagesthe adoption of legislative measures to ensure fair living wages and, in any case, wages that are above the relative poverty level, strong collective bargaining systems, and social protection can reduce in-work poverty, decreasethe highest levels of social protection are paramount for combating in-work poverty and economic and social inequalities, and for generate demand; ing demand; whereas employment and social policies should be fully consistent with the goal of fully implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 130 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Takes note of the Commission’s 2020 country-specific recommendations (CSRs); expstresses its concern that Member States have made limited or no progress in six out of 10 CSRs addressed to them in 2019; that the continued existence of the rules laid down in the Stability and Growth Pact is preventing Member States from making the necessary progress in order adequately to respond to the unprecedented economic and social shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic; is of the view that the CSRs should be the expression of a new regulatory framework that allows for the adoption of multi-tier public policies that are fully consistent with the aim of achieving full employment, the full enjoyment of social rights for all citizens and a swift and socially just transition to a circular, climate-neutral economy;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 138 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Is concerned about the devastating social effects of the COVID-19 crisis, in particular on vulnerable groups; stresses that only a decisive and coordinated European response will offse, based on a new European economic governance framework, can enable the necessary employment and social policies to be adopted in order fully to protect the econsequenceomic and social rights of all citizens and to avoid any harmful social repercussions of the current unprecedented crisis;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 154 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Highlights that in the current crisis too, the Stability and Growth Pact has proven to be inadequate, by not allowing Member States the fiscal space they need to absorb imbalances and mitigate the social consequences, which made the activation of the escape clause necessary; demands that social and ecological objectives be given the same legal enforceability as fiscal consolidation and financial stabilitye immediate revision of the Stability and Growth Pact and calls for social and ecological objectives to be included in a number of multi-tier regulatory measures, reflecting a holistic approach that is able to ensure full implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 163 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Points out that, despite the importance of sound and responsible fiscal policies, budgetary stability should not be detrimental to public investment, especially in education, social and healthcare systemsStresses the importance of fiscal systems based on the utmost fairness in the implementation of the progressivity criterion, in order to ensure the highest levels of social justice; considers that there is an urgent need for appropriate measures to be taken at EU level to put an end to the aggressive tax planning permitted under current legislation in some Member States and to combat tax havens outside the EU more effectively; stresses the need to adopt stricter rules to tackle corruption, tax avoidance and tax evasion; points out that appropriate measures to counter these serious problems would generate substantial additional amounts for the budget that would significantly increase public investment to improve education and public health, social protection systems, health and safety at work, active labour policies, policies to protect against poverty and social exclusion and to speed up the socially just transition to a circular and climate-neutral economy;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 179 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Welcomes Next Generation EU, the EU’s recovery plan; calls on the Member States to make use of the general escape clause and invest in people and social welfare systemsto make investments with a view to strengthening social welfare systems, providing full protection against poverty, ensuring stable and quality employment and protecting employees and the self-employed from the risk of unemployment and loss of income; considers it necessary, moreover, to step up support for businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis, with a view to maintaining employment levels and upholding health and safety standards in the workplace; calls for investments within the framework of Next Generation EU to be fully in line with the European Pillar of Social Rights, the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal; calls for specific social progress plans to ensure more effective and stronger welfare states;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 196 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6
6. Stresses the importance of the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR); stresses that in order to fuel the recovery, the EU’s investment effort through the Recovery Plan must have a strong social dimension aimed at protecting all citizens from poverty and social exclusion;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 213 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls on the Commission and Member States to ensure that financial assistance is only provided to undertakings not registered in tax havens and that recipient firms refrain from buying back shares or paying dividends to shareholders and bonuses to managers;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 249 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Stresses that the successful implementation of the EU Recovery Plan requires more direct involvement of citizens in decision-making processes, a proper social dialogue and effective involvement of the social partners; calls on the Commission and Member States to support capacity building of citizens and the social partners in order to strengthen the transparency and democratic quality of decision-making processes, social dialogue and collective bargaining;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 264 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Welcomes the Commission’s second phase consultation of the social partners on an EU framework for minimum wages; calls on the Commission to present an European framework for minimum wages to eliminate in-work povertyU directive on minimum wages in order to combat social dumping and eliminate in-work poverty, abuse and discrimination by ensuring decent living wages above the relative poverty threshold for all workers, througho reinforce collective agreements or throughe national law; calls for EU-level safeguards for decent old-age pensions for all workers and, in any case, pensions that are higher than the relative poverty threshold;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 288 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Calls on the Commission and the Member States swiftly to adopt all necessary measures to combat the scourge of precarious employment; takes the view that penalties should be adopted more rapidly and effectively in cases of discrimination and abuse against workers, ensuring proper compliance with the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union; stresses the need to step up inspections so that workers subject to temporary or flexible contractual arrangements may tangibly benefit from the same protection as all other workers; considers that the use of open-ended employment contracts should also be encouraged through binding measures and specific legislative intervention aimed at discouraging the use of fixed-term contracts;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 334 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission to present an EU child guarantee in 2020, a rights- based, comprehensive and integrated anti- poverty strategy, an EU framework on national homelessness strategies, to conduct a comparative study on the different minimum income schemes in the Member States, and to highlight best practice cases with a view to presenting an EU framework directive in this regard;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 359 #

2020/2079(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Calls on the Commission to put forward a comprehensive and long-term post-2020 EU Disability Strategy that is fully consistent with the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities with a view to its full and effective implementation; points out that the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the living standards of people with disabilities and that even before this crisis some 100 million people with disabilities in the European Union were still being deprived of their basic human rights and prevented on a daily basis from leading an independent life; calls on the Commission and the Member States to take the necessary measures to mobilise essential investment and resources in order to ensure full protection of the economic, social and cultural rights of people with disabilities, in accordance with the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities;
2020/07/23
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 134 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 6
(6) Better working and living conditions, including through adequate and fair minimum wages, benefit both workers and businesses in the Union and are a prerequisite for achieving inclusive and sustainable growth. Addressing large differences in the coverage and adequacy of minimum wage protection contributes to improving the fairness of the EU labour market, preventing and combating wage dumping, and promote economic, social progress and upward convergence. Competition in the Single Market should be based on high social standards, the creation of quality jobs, innovation and productivity improvements ensuring a level playing field.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 240 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 17
(17) This Directive should apply to workers who have an employment contract or employment relationship as defined by the law, collective agreements or practice in force in each Member State, with consideration to the criteria established by the Court of Justice of the European Union for determining the status of a worker. Provided that they fulfil those criteria, workers in both the private and the public sectors, workers whose pay is calculated on the basis of output, where permitted by national law, domestic workers, on- demand workers, intermittent workers, voucher based- workers, bogus self- employed persons, platform workers, trainees and apprentices could fall within the scope of this Directive. Genuinely self-employed persons do not fall within the scope of this Directive since they do not fulfil those criteriaother non-standard workers, trainees and apprentices should fall within the scope of this Directive. The abuse of the status of self-employed persons, as defined in national law, either at national level or in cross-border situations, is a form of falsely declared work that is frequently associated with undeclared work. Bogus self- employment occurs when a person is declared to be self-employed while fulfilling the conditions characteristic of an employment relationship, in order to avoid certain legal or fiscal obligations. Such persons should fall within the scope of this Directive. The determination of the existence of an employment relationship should be guided by the facts relating to the actual performance of the work and not by the parties’ description of the relationship.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 266 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 19
(19) In a context of declining collective bargaining coverage, it is essential that the Member States promote collective bargaining to enhance workers’ access to minimum wage protection provided by collective agreements. Member States with a high collective bargaining coverage tend to have a low share of low-wage workers and high minimum wages. Member States with a small share of low wage earners have a collective bargaining coverage rate above 70%. Similarly, the majority of the Member States with high levels of minimum wages relative to the median wage have a collective bargaining coverage above 70%. While all Member States should be encouraged to promote collective bargaining coverage of at least 90%, to be raised to 100% in Member States that do not adopt a statutory minimum wage as workers would otherwise have no contractual coverage and would be exposed to exploitation and less protection, those who do not reach this level of coverage should, in consultation and/or agreement with the social partnermost representative employers’ and trade union organisations, provide for or, where it already exists, strengthen a framework of facilitative procedures and institutional arrangements enabling the conditions for collective bargaining. Such framework should be established by law or by tripartite agreementin accordance with national legislation and practice.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 303 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 21
(21) Minimum wages are considered to be adequate if they are fair in relation toand fair if they improve the wage distribution in the country and if they provide a decent standard of living for workers and their families on the basis of a full-time employment contract. The adequacy of statutory minimum wages is determined in view of the national socio- economic conditions, including employment growth, competitiveness as well as regional and sectoral developmentsand must under no circumstances be below the relative poverty threshold. Their adequacy should be assessed at least in relation to their purchasing power, to the productivity developments and to their relation to the gross wage levels, distribution and growth. The use of indicators commonly used at international level, such asrates of 60% of the gross median wage and 50% of the gross average wage, which are recognised at international level, can help guide the assessment of minimum wage adequacy in relation to the gross level of wages. Almost all Member States with a statutory minimum wage fall short of that threshold of decency and should adjust the level accordingly.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 318 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 22
(22) To promote adequacynd ensure adequacy and fairness of minimum wages for all groups of workers, variations and deductions from statutory minimum wages should be limited to a minimum, while ensuring that social partners are duly consulted in their definition. Some deductions toit is necessary to apply the principle of equal treatment and the setting of the minimum wage above the relative poverty level, so as to ensure that all workers and their families have an adequate standard of living, access to basic goods and services, and protection against unforeseen shocks, ensuring full participation in economic and social life. The exclusion of any worker from the protection of a statutory minimum wages may cannot be justified by a legitimate aim, including overstated amounts paid or deductions ordered by a judicial authority. Others, such as deductions related to the. Variations of statutory minimum wages as well as deductions resulting in levels of wages below the statutory minimum wage undermine the principle of equal treatment of workers and the objective of this Directive. Work- related expenses, such as equipment necessary to perform athe job or deductions of allowances in kind, such as accommodation, may be unjustified or disproportionateshould therefore not be deducted from statutory minimum wages. Extra payments, such as tips, overtime and end-of-year and holiday payments and bonuses, should not be included in the calculation of statutory minimum wages.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 340 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 24
(24) The effective implementation of minimum wage protection set out by legal provisions or provided by collective agreements is essential in the performance of public procurement and concession contracts. Non-recognition of trade unions or non-respect of collective agreements providing for minimum wage protection in a given sector may indeed occur in the execution of such contracts or in the sub- contracting chain thereafter, resulting in workers being paid less than the wage level agreed in the sectoral collective agreements. To prevent such situations, economic operators have to be informed of the implementation of minimum wage protection and be open to negotiate with trade unions to create a solid and stable system of industrial relations, and apply to their workers the wages set by collective agreements for the relevant sector and geographical area in order to abide by applicable obligations in the field of labour law, in accordance with Articles 18(2) and 71(1) of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on public procurement40, Articles 36(2) and 88(1) of Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors41 and Articles 30(3) and 42(1) of Directive 2014/23/EU of the European Parliament and the Council on the award of concession contracts42. __________________ 40Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC (OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, p. 65). 41 Directive 2014/25/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on procurement by entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors and repealing Directive 2004/17/EC (OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, p. 243). 42Directive 2014/23/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on the award of concession contract (OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, p. 1).
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 347 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 25
(25) Reliable monitoring and data collection are key to ensure the effective protection of minimum wages. The Commission should report every year to the European Parliament and to the Council its assessment of developments in the adequacy and coverage of minimum wages on the basis of annual data and information to be provided by Member States. In addition, progress should be monitored in the framework of the process of economic and employment policy coordination at Union level. In that context, the Employment Ca specific tripartite committee should examine every year the situation in the Member States on the basis of the reports produced by the Commission and other multilateral surveillance tools such as benchmarking, taking into account the impact of wage developments in the internal market, ensuring full compliance with the principle of a level playing field and fair competition, and preventing and combating wage dumping.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 385 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Recital 31
(31) The Technical Support Instrument43 and the European Social Fund plus44 areis available to Member States to develop or improve the technical aspects of minimum wage frameworks, including on assessment of adequacy, monitoring and data collection, broadening access, as well as on enforcement and on general capacity building related to the implementation of said frameworks. __________________ 43Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 May 2020 on the establishment of the Technical Support Instrument, COM(2020) 409 final. 44Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Social Fund Plus, COM/2018/382 final.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 397 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point a
a) setting adequate and fair levels of minimum wages in order to ensure a decent standard of living of workers and their families;
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 436 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 2 – paragraph 1
This Directive applies to all workers in the Union, regardless of their production sector, who have an employment contract or employment relationship as defined by law, collective agreements or practice in force in each Member State, with consideration to the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 461 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 3
3) ‘collective bargaining’ means all negotiations which take place exclusively between an employer, a group of employers or one or more of the most representative employers’ organisations, on the one hand, and one or more workers’ organisatof the most representative trade unions, on the other, for determining working conditions and terms of employment; and/or regulating relations between employers and workers; and/or regulating relations between employers and their organisations and a worker organisation or worker organisatthe trade unions;
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 472 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 4
4) ‘collective agreement’ means all agreements in writing regarding working conditions and terms of employment concluded by the most representative social partners as an outcome of collective bargaining;
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 476 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point 5
5) ‘collective bargaining coverage’ means the share of workers at national level to whom a collective agreement applies, signed by the most representative employers’ and trade union organisations and governing remuneration;
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 522 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 4 – paragraph 2
2. Member States that already have a statutory minimum wage and where collective 2. bargaining coverage is less than 790% of the workers defined within the meaning of Article 2 shall in addition provide for a framework of enabling, and states that do not have a minimum wage but where collective bargaining coverage is less than 100%, shall in addition to the measures referred to in paragraph 1 ensure proper conditions for to promote collective bargaining, either by law after consultation of the social partners or by agreement with them, and shall establish an action plan to promote collective bargaining. The action plan shall be made public and shall be notified to the European Commission. Those Member States shall, after consulting the social partners or in agreement with them, establish an action plan, setting out a clear timeline and concrete measures to ensure respect for the right to collective bargaining and to promote collective bargaining and progressively increase the coverage to at least 90%. The action plan shall be updated at least every two years, shall be made public and shall be notified to the Commission. Pirate contracts that provide for an evident worsening of wage and/or working conditions, as well as any collective agreement not signed by the most representative trade unions and/or employers’ organisations, cannot be considered when determining whether the minimum threshold of national collective bargaining coverage has been achieved.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 539 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 4 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. In order to ensure proper conditions for collective bargaining, Member States shall at least ensure that: a) trade unions have access to workplaces for the purpose of organising, negotiating on behalf of or representing workers; b) acts aiming to undermine collective bargaining or collective agreements that are signed by the most representative trade unions are prevented and prohibited; c) there is effective prevention and protection from discrimination of workers and trade union representatives who participate or wish to participate in collective bargaining; d) there are effective measures, actions and sanctions to prevent, combat and discourage non-compliance with collective agreements throughout the subcontracting chain.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 545 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 4 – paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. The action plan referred to in paragraph 2 shall aim to increase the collective bargaining coverage with regard to remuneration, progressively reaching the minimum quota of 90% of workers for those Member States that already have a minimum wage and 100% for those that do not. The Commission shall monitor progress and shall submit information to the European Parliament and to the Council at least annually in that regard. Where necessary, the Member State concerned shall consult social partners with a view to updating the national action plan.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 554 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 1
1. Member States with statutory minimum wages shall take the necessary measures to ensure that the setting and updating of statutory minimum wages are guided by criteria set to promote adequacy with the aim to achieve decentto ensure adequacy and fairness with the aim of improving working and living conditions, social protection, social cohesion and upward convergence, as well as preventing and reducing poverty. Member States shall define those criteria in accordance with their national practices, either in relevant national legislation, in decisions of the competent bodies or in tripartite agreements. The criteria shall be defined in a stable and clear way, apply the principle of equal treatment and ensure the setting of the minimum wage above the relative poverty level, so as to ensure that all workers and their families have an adequate standard of living, access to basic goods and services, and protection against unforeseen shocks, ensuring full participation in economic and social life.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 619 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 3
3. Member States shall use indicative reference values to guide their assessment ofremain competent to set the rate of the statutory minimum wage. On the basis of national criteria as referred to in paragraph 2, Member States shall establish national objectives for the adequacy of the statutory minimum wages in relation to the general level of gross wages, such as those commonly used at international level, in order to ensure a decent standard of living for workers. Minimum wages below an indicative reference value of 60% of the gross median wage and 50% of the gross average wage shall be considered to be inadequate.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 636 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 4
4. Member States shall take the necessary measures to ensure the regular and timely updates of statutory minimum wages, at least annually, in order to ensure and preserve their adequacy.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 648 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 5 – paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. No measure in this Directive shall be construed or interpreted as imposing or promoting a decrease in the level of statutory minimum wages, or as preventing an increase in the level of statutory minimum wages by Member States.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 737 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 8 – paragraph 1 – point 1
1) strengthen the controls and the intensity of the field inspections conducted by labour inspectorates or the bodies responsible for the enforcement of statutory minimum wages. Th and guarantee the availability of adequate resources in that regard, ensuring that those controls and inspections shall beare effective, dissuasive, proportionate and non-discriminatory;
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 756 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 9 – paragraph 1
In accordance with Directive 2014/24/EU, Directive 2014/25/EU and Directive 2014/23/EU, Member States shall take appropriate measures to ensure that in the performance of public procurement or concession contracts economic operators comply fully with the wages set out byprovisions of this Directive and, in particular, recognise trade unions, and recognise the right of workers to organise, participate in collective bargaining, and comply with the remuneration and other working conditions established by law or collective agreements for the relevant sector and/or geographical area and with the statutory minimum wages where they exist, as well as Union, national and international social law. A company’s failure to comply with this Directive will therefore be grounds for exclusion from access to public procurement contracts, as well as grounds for the termination of an existing contract by public bodies.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 846 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 10 – paragraph 5
5. OIn the basis oforder to discuss the report issueds by the Commission, the Employment Committee set up in accordance with Article 150 TFEU shall carry out every year an examination of the promotion of collective bargaining on wage setting and of thea specific committee shall be established to carry out an annual examination of the Commission reports to assess the promotion of collective bargaining on wage setting, the extent and quality of the respect for the right to collective bargaining and the rate of increase in collective bargaining coverage, and of the fairness and adequacy of statutory minimum wages in the Member States, in accordance with this Directive.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 875 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 11 – paragraph 2
2. Member States shall take the measures necessary to protect workers, including those who are workers’ representatives or trade union members or representatives, from any adverse treatment by the employer or third parties and from any adverse consequences resulting from a complaint lodged with the employer or resulting from any proceedings initiated with the aim of enforcing compliance with the applicable law and enabling the exercise of rights relating to statutory minimum wages or minimum wage protection provided by collective agreements.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 882 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 11 – paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Freedom of movement of goods and capital, freedom to provide services, freedom of establishment and competition law must be understood in such a way that they do not restrict fundamental social rights or give rise to unfair competition in the internal market through wage dumping.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 887 #

2020/0310(COD)

Proposal for a directive
Article 12 – paragraph 1
Member States shall lay down the rules on penalties applicable to infringements of national provisions. The penalties provided for shall be effective, proportionate and dissuasive. Failure to comply with this Directive constitutes grounds for exclusion from public procurement contracts and direct and indirect European funding.
2021/05/18
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 9 #

2020/0105(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 3
(3) Member States have been affected by the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic crisis in an unprecedented manner. The crisis has led to severe economic and social consequences with a huge and most severe negative impact suffered by individuals and households already poor and most vulnerable, exacerbating their socio-economic conditions and seriously reducing their capacity to escape from poverty and social exclusion. This has created an exceptional situation which needs to be addressed with specific measures in line with the European Pillar of Social Rights. and with the Charter of fundamental rights of the European Union.
2020/09/03
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 15 #

2020/0105(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 4
(4) This has a particular impact on the FEAD. Considering that poverty and social exclusion have been exacerbating and that the number of people suffering from food and material deprivation has been radically increasing due to the COVID-19 pandemic and that the most deprived are exposed to particular risks and further hardships during this crisis, Member States are facing additional funding needs in the delivery of support by the Fund.
2020/09/03
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 18 #

2020/0105(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 6
(6) The Commission issued a proposal for a Regulation11 amending Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/201312 on 27 May 2020 and unlocked additional resources to support Member States in crisis repair in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing the recovery of the economsocio-economic recovery. As part of this package, an additional exceptional amount of EUR 58 272 800 000 for budgetary commitment from the Structural Funds under the Investment for growth and jobs goal, for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022 is made available for this purpose, with a view to deploying them quickly for supporting people and the real economy through the existing structures for the 2014-2020 cohesion policy programmes. The Commission should set out the breakdown of the additional resources for each Member State on the basis of an allocation method based on the latest available objective statistical data concerning Member States’ relative prosperity and the extent of the socio- economic effects of the current crisis on their economies. Non- governmental organisations working in the field of poverty and social exclusion should be involved in order to enhance the overall approach aimed at correctly reach and include in statistical data the situation of all the most deprived people. In order to reflect the evolving nature of the socio-economic effects of the crisis, the breakdown should be revised in 2021 on the basis of the same allocation method using the latest statistical data available by 19 October 2021. In order to provide for an effective response to the social impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the most deprived, it is appropriate that the additional resources may be allocated by Member States to the FEAD, in accordance with their needs. In doing so, Member States should pay due attention to the increases in the number of the most deprived since the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure that operations comply with the horizontal principle of gender equality. In addition, it is necessary to establish ceilings concerning the allocation of the increased resources to technical assistance of the Member State. Taking account of the expected quick spending of the additional resources, the commitments linked to these additional resources should also be decommitted at the closure of the programmes. Possibilities for financial transfers under the Investment for Growth and Jobs goal between the ERDF, the ESF and the FEAD are also introduced for the additional resources. __________________ 11 COM(2020) 446. 12 Council Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 1311/2013 laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2014- 2020 (OJ L 347, 20.12.2013, p. 884).
2020/09/03
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 24 #

2020/0105(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 8
(8) In order to ensure that Member States have sufficient financial means to swiftly implement crisis repair actions in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare the recovery of the economsocio-economic recovery, it is necessary to provide a higher level of pre-financing payment for the quick implementation of actions supported by the additional resources. The magnitude of the pre-financing should ensure that Member States have the means to arrange for advance payments to beneficiaries where necessary and to reimburse beneficiaries quickly following the submission of payment claims.
2020/09/03
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 26 #

2020/0105(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 9
(9) With a view to alleviating the burden on public budgets regarding crisis repair in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing the recovery of the economsocio- economic recovery, it is appropriate that the additional resources are not subject to co- financing.
2020/09/03
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 112 #

2020/0101(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 13 a (new)
(13a) In the Member States, disasters caused by weather and climate-related extremes accounted for some 83 % of the monetary losses over the period 1980- 2017. Weather and climate-related losses amounted to EUR 426 billion (at 2017 values) in these last years. In the 2014- 2020 programming period, there is a specific objective dedicated to adaptation to climate change and risk prevention and management. These additional resources provided by REACT-EU may thus be used, in view of a greener and more sustainable recovery, also to build infrastructure and develop strategies and best practices aimed at preventing hydrogeological and other disasters.
2020/07/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 119 #

2020/0101(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Recital 14
(14) In order to enable Member States to deploy the additional resources for crisis repair quickly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing a green, digital and resilient recovery of the economy within the current programming period, it is justified to exempt, on an exceptional basis, Member States from the need to comply with ex ante conditionalities and requirements on the performance reserve and application of the performance framework, on thematic concentration, also in relation to the thresholds established for sustainable urban development for the ERDF, and requirements on preparation of a communication strategy for the additional resources. It is nevertheless necessary that Member States carry out at least one evaluation by 31 December 2024 to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and impact of the additional resources as well as how they contributed to achieving the goals of the new dedicated thematic objective. To facilitate the availability of comparable information at Union level, Member States are encouraged toshould make use of the programme- specific and targeted indicators made available by the Commission . In addition, while carrying out their responsibilities linked to information, communication and visibility, Member States and managing authorities should enhance the visibility of the exceptional measures and resources introduced by the Union, in particular by ensuring that potential beneficiaries, beneficiaries, participants, final recipients of financial instruments and the general public are aware of the existence, volume and additional support stemming from the additional resources.
2020/07/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 143 #

2020/0101(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 1
Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013
Article 91 – paragraph 1 a
1a. In addition to the global resources referred to in paragraph 1, additional resources of EUR 5 000 000 000 in current prices shall be made available for economic, social and territorial cohesion for budgetary commitment for 2020, and allocated to the ERDF, the EAFRD, the ESF and the ESMFF;
2020/07/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 167 #

2020/0101(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013
Article 92 b – paragraph 5 – subparagraph 8
Following their initial allocation, the additional resources may, at the request of a Member State for amendment of an operational programme pursuant to Article 30(1), be transferred between the ERDF, the EAFRD, the EMFF and the ESF, irrespective of the percentages referred to in points (a), (b) and (c) of Article 92(1).
2020/07/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 205 #

2020/0101(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013
Article 92 b – paragraph 8 – subparagraph 4 a (new)
For the EAFRD, the additional resources shall primarily be used to support farmers and rural SMEs and help them ensure the continuity of their activities. The additional resources shall also help the farming and food sector to face economic disruption to the agricultural sector and rural communities, which has led to liquidity and cash-flow problems for farmers and small rural businesses processing agricultural products.
2020/07/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 207 #

2020/0101(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013
Article 92 b – paragraph 8 – subparagraph 4 b (new)
For the EMFF, the additional resources shall be primarily used to mitigate the disruption to fishery and aquaculture activities and the resulting risk of jeopardising seafood markets, resulting from the significant socio-economic consequences of the coronavirus outbreak and the need for liquidity in the economy for the abovementioned activities.
2020/07/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 238 #

2020/0101(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013
Article 92 b – paragraph 12 – point d
(d) the derogation provided in the second sub-paragraph of Article 65(10) setting the eligibility date of 1 February 2020 for operations for fostering crisis response capacities in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak;deleted
2020/07/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 251 #

2020/0101(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Article 1 a (new)
Article 1a The Commission shall provide the European Parliament and the Council with an evaluation report on REACT-EU by 31 December 2023, covering budgetary commitments for the years 2020, 2021 and 2022. That report shall include information on the achievement of the objectives of REACT-EU, the efficiency of the use of its resources, the types of actions financed, the beneficiaries and final recipients of the financial allocations and its European added value in aiding the economic recovery. The Commission shall provide the European Parliament and the Council with a supplementary evaluation report by 31 December 2025, covering budgetary commitments for the years 2023 and 2024 under the derogation referred to in Article 92b(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.
2020/07/24
Committee: REGI
Amendment 36 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 1
(1) Member States and the Union are to work towards developingdevelop and implement a coordinated strategy for employment and particularly for promoting a skilled, trained and adaptable workforce, as well as labour markets that are responsive to economic change,health and safety at the workplace, inclusive labour markets governed by rules which guarantee the full protection of the economic and social rights of all workers and meet the conditions for a socially just transition towards a circular, climate-neutral economy with a view to achieving the objectives of full employment and social progress, balanced growthsustainable development and a high level of protection and improvement of the quality of the environment set out in Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union. Member States shall regard promoting employment as a matter of common concern and shall coordinate their action in this respect within the Council, taking into account national practices related to the responsibilities of management and labour.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 56 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 2
(2) The Union is to combat all forms of poverty, social exclusion and discrimination and promoteseek to guarantee the highest levels of social justice and protection, as well as equality between women and men, solidarity between generations and the protection of the rights of the child. In defining and implementing its policies and activities, the Union is to take into account requirements linked to the promotion of a high level of employment, the guarantee of adequate social protection, the fight against poverty and social exclusion and a high level of education and training as set out in Article 9 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 61 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 3
(3) In accordance with the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the Union has developed and implemented policy coordination instruments for economic and employment policies. As part of these instruments, the present Guidelines for the Employment Policies of the Member States, together with the Broad Guidelines for the Economic Policies of the Member States and of the Union set out in Council Recommendation (EU) 2015/1184(5), form the Integrated Guidelines. They are to guide policy implementation in the Member States and in the Union, reflecting the interdependence between the Member StatesIn view of the unprecedented situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the integrated guidelines must steer all aspects of policy implementation in the Member States and in the Union, reflecting the interdependence between the Member States and the spirit of full economic and social solidarity in order to address properly the serious consequences of the pandemic. The resulting set of coordinated European and national policies and reforms are to constitute an appropriate overall sustainable economic and employment policy mix, which should achieve positive spill-over effects. ocial and economic spill-over effects in all the Member States. __________________ (5) Council Recommendation (EU) 2015/1184 of 14 July 2015 on broad guidelines for the economic policies of the Member States and of the European Union (OJ L 192, 18.7.2015, p. 27).
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 66 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 3 a (new)
3a. The employment policy guidelines for the Member States are consistent with the new provisions adopted at EU level to help Member States address the unprecedented health, economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and enable Member States to take all the measures needed to guarantee full protection for all citizens, as regards employment and pay, and for businesses and health and safety at the workplace.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 68 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 4
(4) The Guidelines for the Employment Policies are consistent with the Stability and Growth Pact,contribute to the full implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the European Green Deal and are consistent with the existing Union legislation and with various Union initiatives, including the Council recommendation of 22 April 2013 on establishing a Youth Guarantee(6), the Council Recommendation of 15 February 2016 on the integration of the long-term unemployed into the labour market(7), the Council Recommendation of 19 December 2016 on Upskilling Pathways(8), the Council Recommendation of 15 March 2018 on a European Framework for Quality and Effective Apprenticeships(9), the Council Recommendation of 22 May 2018 on Key Competences and Lifelong Learning(10), the Council Recommendation of 22 May 2019 on High Quality Early Childhood Education and Care Systems(11) and the Council Recommendation of 8 November 2019 on Access to Social Protection.(12) __________________ (6) OJ C 120, 26.4.2013, p. 1. (7) OJ C 67, 20.2.2016, p. 1. (8) OJ C 484, 24.12.2016, p. 1. (9) OJ C 153, 2.5.2018, p. 1. (10) OJ C 189, 4.6.2018, p. 1. (11) OJ C 189, 5.6.2019, p. 4. (12) OJ C 387, 15.11.2019, p. 1.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 71 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 5
(5) The European Semester combines the different instruments In view of the serious crisis affecting the entire European Union as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Semester instruments should undergo a comprehensive review without delay with the aim of enabling all the Member States to protect all citizens, as regards their health, employment and income, and businesses from the fallout of this crisis, creating an new overarching framework for the integrated multilateral coordination and surveillance of economic and employment policies. While pursuing environmental sustainability, productivity, fairness and stability, the European Semester integrates that strengthen fair cooperation and solidarity between Member States after the pandemic as well. With a view to guaranteeing fairness and the highest levels of environmental sustainability and economic, social and territorial cohesion, the review of the European Semester must help to bring about the full and rapid implementation of the principles of the European Pillar of Social Rights, including strong engagement with social partners, civil society and other stakeholders. It supportsThe European Semester must support more effectively the delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals(13). The Union and Member States’ employment and economic policies should go hand in hand with Europe’s transition to a circular, inclusive, climate neutral, environmentally sustainable and digital economy, while improving competitiveness, fostering innovation, promotingguaranteeing the highest possible levels of social justice and equal opportunities as well as tackleliminating inequalities and regional disparities. __________________ (13) UN Resolution A/RES/70/1.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 81 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 6
(6) Climate change and environmental related challenges and those linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, globalisation, digitalisation and demographic change will transform European economies and societies. The Union and its Member States should work together to effectively address these structural factors and adapt existing systems as needed, r. Recognising the close interdependence of the Member States' economies and labour markets and related policieseconomies, labour markets and related policies, Member States must be able to take the measures needed to eliminate poverty and social exclusion, guaranteeing comprehensive public health protection and full employment. This requires a coordinated, ambitious and effective policy action at both Union and national levels, in accordance with the TFEU and and a review of the Union’s provisions on economic governance. Such policy action should encompass a boost in sustainable investment, a renewed commitment to appropriately sequenced structural reforms thatenvironmental, social and public health investment, a renewed commitment to reforms that guarantee universal access to medical treatment, protection against poverty and social exclusion, comprehensive environmental protection and sustainable development, also improveing productivity, economic growth, social and territorial cohesion, and upward convergence, resilience and the exercise of fiscal responsibility of employment and social protection provisions. It should combine supply- and demand side measures, while taking into account their environmental, employment and social impac need to achieve climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 100 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 8
(8) Reforms to the labour market, including the national wage-setting mechanisms, should follow national practices of social dialogue and allow the necessary opportunity for a broad consideration of socioeconomic issues, including improvements in sustainabilmeasures to combat poverty, discrimination and employment precarity, competitiveness, innovation, job creation of high-quality jobs, lifelong learning and training policies, working conditions, education and skills, public health and, health and safety at the workplace, inclusion and real incomes.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 107 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 9
(9) Member States and the Union should ensure that the transformations are fair and socially just, strengthening the drive towards an inclusive and resilient society in which people are protected and empowered to anticipate and manage change, and in which they can actively participate in society and the economy. Discrimination in all its forms should be tackled. Access and opportunities for all should be ensured and poverty and social exclusion (including that of children and persons with disabilities) should be reduceliminated, in particular by ensuring an effective and inclusive functioning of labour markets and of social protection systems which offer greater protection and by removing barriers to education, training and labour-market participation, including through investments in early childhood education and care. Timely and equal access to affordable healthcare services, including prevention and health promotion are particularly relevant in a context of ageing societies. The potential of people with disabilities to contribute to economic growth and social development should be furtherlly realised. As new economic and business models take hold in Union workplaces, employment relationships are also changing. Member States should ensure that employment relationships stemming from new forms of work maintainare stable, by introducing new rights, safeguards and employment conditions which rule out any form of discrimination, precarity or exploitation, and strengthen Europe’s social model.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 116 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 10
(10) The Integrated Guidelines should form the basis for country-specific recommendations that the Council may address to the Member States. Member States should make full use of the European Social Fund Plus and other Union funds, including the Just Transition Fund and InvestEU, to foster employmentstable, high- quality employment which protects all workers against poverty, social investments, social inclusion, accessibility, promote up- and reskilling opportunities of the workforce, lifelong learning and high quality education and training for all, including digital literacy and skills. While the Integrated Guidelines are addressed to Member States and the Union, they should be implemented in partnership with all national, regional and local authorities, closely involving parliaments, as well as the social partners and representatives of civil society.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 127 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 5 – paragraph 1
Member States should actively promote a sustainable social market economy and facilitate and support investment in the creation of quality jobs. To this end, they should reduce the barriers that businesses face in hiring peopleguarantee the highest social, employment and environmental standards, promote recruitment by businesses of employees on open-ended contracts, foster responsible entrepreneurship and genuine self- employment and, in particular, support the creation and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to finance. Member States should actively promote the development of the circular and social economy, foster environmental, digital and social innovation, social and ecological enterprises, and encourage those innovative forms of work, which can help bring about a rapid and socially just transition towards climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, a creating quality job opportunities and generating social and environmental benefits at local level.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 137 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 5 – paragraph 2
The tax burden should be shifted away from labour to other sources more supportive to employment and inclusive growth and at the same time aMember States should seek to reduce the tax burden on labour by shifting it to other sources that do not undermine employment and sustainable and inclusive development and are fully in ligned with climate and environmental objectives, taking account ofincreasing the redistributive effect of the tax system in favour of the poorer and more vulnerable sections of society, while protecting revenue for adequate social protection and growth- enhancing expenditure.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 144 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 5 – paragraph 3
Member States having in place national mechanisms for the setting of statutory minimum wages should ensure an effective involvement of social partners in a transparent and predictable manner allowing for an adequate responsiveness of wages to productivity developments, keeping them above the relative poverty line and providing fair wages for a decent standard of living, paying particular attention to lower and middle income groups with a view to upward convergence. These mechanisms should take into account economic performance across regions and sectors. Member States should promote social dialogue and collective bargaining with a view to wage setting. Respecting national practices, Member States and social partners should ensure that all workers are entitled to adequate and fair wages that at all events keep them above the poverty line through collective agreements or adequate statutory minimum wages, taking into account their impact on competitiveness, and job creation and, effectively doing away with in-work poverty.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 148 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 5 – paragraph 3 a (new)
With the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Member States should introduce all the measures needed to protect wage earners and the self-employed against the risk of unemployment and loss of income. The social partners should be fully involved in the formulation and implementation of such measures, which should include extension of reduced working hours with full pay, increased wage subsidies and income support, family benefits for childcare and care of the elderly, extension of paid leave for sickness and care giving, tax breaks and suspension of layoffs during the crisis. Member States should step up funding and tax breaks for businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis, with a view to maintaining employment levels and upholding health and safety standards at the workplace. They should adopt specific schemes to maximise the use of smart working and teleworking arrangements governed by collective agreements setting out safeguards and working conditions.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 154 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 6 – paragraph 1
In the context of technological and environmental transitions, as well as demographic change, Member States should promote sustainability, productivity, employability andtransitions and moves towards a circular, climate- neutral economy, as well as demographic change, Member States should promote the full protection of the economic and social rights of all workers, environmental sustainability, productivity, stable employment and recognition of the value of human capital, fostering relevant knowledge, skills and competences throughout people's lives, responding to current and future labour market needs. Member States should also adapt and invest in their education and training systems to provide high quality and inclusive education, including vocational education and training. Member States should work together with the social partners, education and training providers, enterprises and other stakeholders to address structural weaknesses in education and training systems and improve their quality and labour market relevance, also with a view to enabling the environmental transition for a swift and socially just transition to a circular, climate-neutral economy. Particular attention should be paid to challenges of the teaching profession. Education and training systems should equip all learners with key competences, including basic and digital skills as well as transversal competences to lay the foundations for adaptability later in life. Member States should seek to ensure the transfer of training entitlements during professional career changes, including, where appropriate, through individual learning accounts. They should enable everyone to anticipate and better adapt to labour market needs notably through continuous reskilling and upskilling, with a view to supporting fair and just transitions for all, strengthening social outcomes, addressing labour market shortages and improving the overall resilience of the economy to shocks.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 162 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 6 – paragraph 2
Member States should foster equal opportunities for all by addresseliminating inequalities in education and training systems, including by providing universal access to good quality early childhood education. They should raise overall education levels, reduce the number of young people leaving school early, increase access to and completion of tertiary education and increase adult participation in continuing learning, particularly among learners from disadvantaged backgrounds, the least qualified. Taking into account new requirements in digital, green and ageing societies, Member States should strengthen work-based learning in their vocational education and training systems (VET) (including through quality and effective apprenticeships) and increase the number of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) graduates both in medium-level VET and in tertiary education. Furthermore, Member States should enhance the labour-market relevance of tertiary education and research, also with a view to ensuring a rapid transition towards a circular, climate-neutral economy, improve skills monitoring and forecasting, make skills more visible and qualifications comparable, including those acquired abroad, and increase opportunities for recognising and validating skills and competences acquired outside formal education and training. They should upgrade and increase the supply and take- up of flexible continuing vocational education and training. Member States should also support low skilled adults by helping them gain access to stable, high- quality employment, to maintain or develop their long-term employability by boosting access to and take up of quality learning opportunities, through the implementation of Upskilling Pathways, including a skills assessment, an offer of education and training matching labour market opportunities, and the validation and recognition of the skills acquired. In view of the COVID-19 emergency, Member States should take the measures needed to promote universal access to distance learning and training, taking full account of the needs of people with disabilities.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 178 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 6 – paragraph 4
Member States should aim to remove barriers and disincentives to, and provide incentives for, participation in the labour market, in particular for low income, second earners and those furthest away from the labour ma the creation of, and access to, stable, high-quality jobs, and take appropriate measures to eliminate inequalities and discrimination against the most vulnerable categories of worketrs. Member States should support an adapted work environment for people with disabilities, including through targeted financial support and services that enable them to participate in the labour market and in society.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 192 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 7 – paragraph 1
In order to benefit from a dynamic and productive workforce, new work patterns and business models, Member States should work together with the social partners on fair, transparent and predictable working conditions, balancing rights and obligations. They should reduce and prevent segmentation within labour markets, fight undeclared work and foster the transition towards open-ended forms of employment. Employment protection rules, labour law and institutions should all provide both a suitable environment for recruitment, and the necessary flexibility for employers to adapt swiftly to changes in the economic context, while preserving appropriatethe creation of stable, high-quality jobs, maintaining high levels of security and healthy, safe and well- adapted working environments for workers, protecting labour rights and ensuring the highest levels of social protection. Employment relationships that lead to precarious working conditions should be prevented, including in the case of platform workers and by fighting the abuse of atypical contracts and recognising their specific requirements as regards safeguards and working conditions. Access to effective and impartial dispute resolution and a right to redress, including adequate compensation, should be ensured in cases of unfair dismissal.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 206 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 7 – paragraph 4
The mobility of learners and workers should be adequately supported as a fundamental right and a free choice with the aim of enhancing employability, skills and exploiting the full potential of the European labour market, while also ensuring fair conditions for all those pursuing a cross-border activity and stepping up administrative cooperation between national administrations with regard to mobile workers. Barriers to mobility in education and training, in occupational and personal pensions and in the recognition of qualifications should be removed and recognition of qualifications made easier. Member States should take action to ensure that administrative procedures are not an unnecessary obstacle to workers from other Member States taking up employment, including for cross- border workers. Member States should also prevent abuse of the existing rules and address underlying causes of ‘brain drain’ from certain regions including through appropriate regional development measures.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 223 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 8 – paragraph 2
Member States should moderniseimprove social protection systems to provide adequate, effective, efficient, and sustainable social protection throughout all stages of an individual's life, fostering social inclusion and upward social mobility, incentivising labour market participation and addressing inequalities, including through the design ofby making their tax and benefit systems more progressive, to the benefit of the poorer and more vulnerable sections of society. Complementing universal approaches with selective ones will improve effectiveness of social protection systems. The modernisationimprovement of social protection systems should lead to better access, quality, and adequacy and sustainability.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 237 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 8 – paragraph 5
Member States should ensure universal and timely access to affordable preventive and curative health care and long-term care of good quality, while safeguarding sustainability over the long run.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 240 #

2020/0030(NLE)

Proposal for a decision
Annex I – Guideline 8 – paragraph 6
In a context of increasing longevity and demographic change, Member States should secure the adequacy and sustainability of pension systems for workers and self-employed, providing equal opportunities for women and men to acquire pension rights, including through supplementary schemes to ensure an adequate income. Pension reforms should be supported by measures that extend working lives, such as by raising the effective retirement age, and full protection against poverty. Pension reforms should be oriented to guarantee the highest level of fairness and be set in the context of active ageing strategies. These reforms should enable workers to choose at what age, or after how many years of professional activity, they wish to retire, offering incentives for workers nearing retirement to accept a reduction in working hours so that younger staff cand be framed within active ageing strategiesrecruited as part of a generational transition. This would facilitate both youth employment and workers’ transition to retirement, guaranteeing the transfer of knowledge and experience from one generation to the next. Member States should establish a constructive dialogue with social partners and other relevant stakeholders, and allow an appropriate phasing in of the reforms.
2020/05/07
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 885 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – Point 1 – Point 1.1 – table
1.1. Outline of the expected transition process towards a climate-neutral economyfully renewables-based, highly resource and energy-efficient climate-neutral and circular economy by 2040 at the latest, in line with the Union and Member States commitment to limit the increase in global temperature below to 1.5°C, the objectives of the National Energy and Climate Plans and other existing transition plans with a timeline for ceasing or scaling down activities, such asactivities that are inconsistent with the Union and Member States commitments under the Paris Agreement, such as all activities related to coal and lignite mining or coal fired electricity production from fossil fuels
2020/05/25
Committee: REGI
Amendment 888 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 1 – point 1.2 – table
1.2. Identifying the people and territories expected to be the most negatively affected and justifying this choice with the corresponding estimation of the economic and employment impacts based the outline of Section 1.1
2020/05/25
Committee: REGI
Amendment 896 #

2020/0006(COD)

Proposal for a regulation
Annex II – point 2 – point 2.4 – table 3
To fill in only if support is provided to investments to achieve the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions from activities listed in Annex I to Directive 2003/87/EC: - an exhaustive list of operations to be supported and a justification that they contribute to the transition to a climate- neutral economy and lead to substantial reductions in greenhouse gas emissions going below the relevant benchmarks used for free allocation under Directive 2003/87/EC and provided that they are necessary for the protection of a significant number of jobsdeleted
2020/05/25
Committee: REGI
Amendment 22 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Citation 5
— having regard to the Concluding Observations of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD Committee) of 2 October 2015 on the initial report of the European Union, including those on the European Union institutions’ compliance with the Convention as public administrations,
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 26 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Citation 5 a (new)
- having regard to the exploratory opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee requested by the European Parliament on the situation of women with disabilities,
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 29 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Citation 5 b (new)
- having regard to the European Ombudsman’s strategic inquiries into how the European Commission ensures that persons with disabilities can access its websites (OI/6/2017/EA), how the European Commission treats persons with disabilities under the Joint Sickness Insurance Scheme for EU staff (OI/4/2016/EA), and the Decision in the joint inquiry in cases 1337/2017/EA and 1338/2017/EA on the accessibility for visually impaired candidates of selection procedures to recruit EU civil servants, organised by the European Personnel Selection Office,
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 121 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Recital H a (new)
H a. whereas the EU Disability Strategy 2010-2020 failed to include and address the specific situation of women and girls with disabilities, who constitute an important group of women facing discrimination and other violations of their rights;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 142 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 1
1. Acknowledges the advancement in the implementation of the UNCRPD brought about by the European Disability Strategy 2010-2020; calls on the Commission to continue the work by building upon and integrating what has been achieved and by upscaling the present Strategyits commitment to the rights of persons with disabilities through a European Disability Rights Agenda 2020-2030;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 156 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 2 – introductory part
2. Calls on the Commission to proposepare a comprehensive, ambitious and long-term post-2020 European Disability StrategyRights Agenda (the post-2020 Strategy)
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 184 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 2 – indent 5
- mainstreaming the rights of the childrenall persons with disabilities into all policies and all areas,
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 190 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 2 – indent 5 a (new)
- recognising and addressing the multiple and intersectional forms of discrimination persons with disabilities may face, and in particular the challenges faced by women, girls, children, older and LGBTI persons with disabilities, as well as persons from racial and ethnic minorities,
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 255 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 4 a (new)
4 a. Calls the Commission to ensure the inclusion of a gender-based and intersectional approach to combat the multiple forms of discrimination faced by women and girls with disabilities; urges the European Union and those Member States which have not done so already to accede to the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 260 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 4 b (new)
4 b. Calls for the post 2020 Strategy to set out an interinstitutional structure to oversee its implementation; urges that Disability Focal Points be present in all Commission Directorates General and agencies and in all EU institutions, with the central Focal Point located within the Commission’s General Secretariat; underlines that an interinstitutional mechanism exist to ensure collaboration between the Commission, the Parliament and the Council, with their respective Presidents meeting at the start of each mandate;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 278 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 6
6. Stresses the need for continuous monitoring of the implementation of the UNCRPD; calls for the collection of robust, disaggregated, comparable data on the situation of persons with disabilities to facilitate proper monitoring of progress; urges the Commission to provide adequate resources to the EU CRPD Framework to enable it to perform its functions independently and adequately; calls on the Commission to establish a European Access Board to monitor the implementation of EU accessibility legislation;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 292 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 7
7. Calls on the Commission to systematically mainstream the rights of persons with disabilities in all the relevant EU laws, policies and programmes; calls for the full integration of the disability- rights perspective in the Green New Deal, the Gender Equality Strategy, the Youth Guarantee, the Child Guarantee and the forthcoming Green paper on Ageing, and underlines the need for a Disability Rights Guarantee to assist persons with disabilities into employment, traineeships, job placements and further education;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 314 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 8
8. Calls on the Commission to safeguard the UNCRPD-compliant use of EU funds and to ensure that EU funds will not contribute to the construction or refurbishment of institutional care settings nor be invested in structures which are inaccessible to persons with disabilities; believes that more funds must be invested in research to develop better and more affordable assistive technology for persons with disabilities and towards increasing the participation of persons with disabilities in all EU funded programmes;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 328 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 8 a (new)
8 a. Stresses that the austerity measures adopted at EU and Member States level worsened the economic and social conditions of persons with disabilities as outlined by the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in its concluding observations on the initial report of the European Union;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 391 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 10 a (new)
10 a. Calls on the Commission to ensure that the European Disability Rights Agenda 2020-2030 includes the end of violence against persons with disabilities as one of its main objectives, paying particular attention to gender-based violence, including forced sterilisation, forced institutionalisation, forced treatment and violence;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 423 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 11
11. Calls on the Commission and the Council as well as all Member States to ratify the Optional Protocol of the UNCRPD;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 441 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 12 a (new)
12 a. Urges the Commission and the Member States to make the EU a leader in promoting the rights of persons with disabilities, including marginalised groups with disabilities, such as women and girls with disabilities, through its external action;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 450 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 12 b (new)
12 b. Calls on the Commission to include a section on European Union institutions as public administrations to ensure that they comply with the UN CRPD in all respects, which includes making available the necessary resources, focal points, coordination mechanisms, internal policies, accessible infrastructure such as buildings, communications (including in sign language and Braille), websites and ICT applications, as well as permanent mechanisms to consult actively and effectively with representative organisations of persons with disabilities, positive actions and anti-discrimination safeguards that are necessary for the successful implementation of the European Disability Rights Agenda and of the UN CRPD both in the EU at large as well as within the EU institutions and agencies;
2020/02/03
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 456 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 12 c (new)
12 c. Calls on all Member States to develop their own national disability strategies for promoting disability equality mainstreaming and address the implementation of the UN CRPD;
2020/02/03
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 460 #

2019/2975(RSP)


Paragraph 12 d (new)
12 d. Calls on all EU Member States to adopt the EU disability card and to implement all necessary actions to concretely ensure mutual recognition of disability when persons with disabilities move across the EU in order to guarantee their freedom of movement and the full protection of their rights;
2020/02/03
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 102 #

2019/2212(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Welcomes the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2020 and the refocusinginclusion of the SDGs and the European Green Deal as the basis of the new European Semester by includgrowth model outlined ing the SDGs and the European Green Deal as the basis of the new European growth modelAnnual Sustainable Growth Strategy (ASGS) 2020, thus refocusing the European Semester; reiterates the need to put sustainabilityle development and social inclusion at the heart of the Union’s economic policy- making, ensuring that social and ecological objectives are treated at the same level as fiscal disciplinee adoption of a holistic and consistent approach aimed at achieving full employment, full enjoyment of social rights for all citizens and the rapid transition towards a circular and carbon-neutral economy;
2020/01/29
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 288 #

2019/2212(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to step up efforts towards the further inclusion of people with disabilities in the labour market by removing barriers and creating incentives for their employment; underlines the importance of conducting a cross-cutting and comprehensive review of the Union legislation in order to ensure full compliance with the provisions of the UN CRPD, actively involving representative organizations of persons with disabilities in this process;
2020/01/29
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 326 #

2019/2212(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Stresses that decisive support is needed for society, workers and businesses to face the challenges of climate change and the transition toin order to speed up the transition towards a circular and carbon -neutralit economy; calls on the Commission and the Member States to ensure adequate social and environmental investment for a true ‘just transition’, the implementation of the EPSR and the achievement of the SDGs, by exempting environmental and social spending from the euro area fiscal rules and thereby allowing more investment in the green economy, in social policies needed to face successfully poverty and social exclusion and in human capital, skills and health;
2020/01/29
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 336 #

2019/2212(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 a (new)
16 a. Underlines that the austerity measures adopted at EU and Member States level have aggravated employment problems and economic and social inequalities, with the most severe impact suffered by the most vulnerable citizens;
2020/01/29
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 338 #

2019/2212(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 b (new)
16 b. Believes that the Fiscal Compact must be repealed as it leads Member States to adopt increasingly drastic austerity measures, thereby fuelling the recession and worsening living conditions of citizens;
2020/01/29
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 339 #

2019/2212(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 c (new)
16 c. Stresses that the mandate of the European Central Bank must be revised to establish its main goal in boosting sustainable development, full employment and social progress;
2020/01/29
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 340 #

2019/2212(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16 d (new)
16 d. Calls on the Commission and the Council to do their utmost to fight against tax evasion and tax avoidance as well as to effectively counter harmful tax practices adopted by some Member States;
2020/01/29
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 38 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas one in six workers in the EU earns a low wage, consisting in a wage lower than two-thirds of the national median wage and this share is constantly rising; whereas low wages have not kept up with other wages in many Member States, thus worsening income inequalities and in-work poverty as well as deteriorating the capacity of low-wage earners to cope with economic difficulties;
2020/09/02
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 49 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C a (new)
Ca. whereas principle 6 of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) establishes that in-work poverty must be prevented and that adequate minimum wages must be ensured, in a way that provide for the satisfaction of the needs of the workers and their families in the light of national economic and social conditions, whilst safeguarding access to employment and incentives to seek work; whereas under the EPSR, where a principle refers to workers, it concerns all persons in employment, regardless of their employment status, modality and duration;
2020/09/02
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 57 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C b (new)
Cb. whereas austerity measures increased in-work poverty, multiplied the precarious forms of work, undermined the full enjoyment of workers’ rights and imposed cuts to the funding of the social and healthcare systems;
2020/09/02
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 59 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C c (new)
Cc. whereas social protection systems are underfunded in many EU Member States and are affected by serious problems of coverage as well as inadequate levels of benefits and income transfers, resulting in a very low impact on poverty and socio-economic inequalities reduction;
2020/09/02
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 252 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Considers that minimum wages set above the relative poverty threshold in all Member States are a key tool for preventing in-work poverty, help fostering upward social convergence, strengthen incentives to work, sustain domestic demand, contribute to closing the gender pay gap and to a better level playing field in the Single Market by ensuring a fairer competition; believes that the adoption of an EU directive on minimum wages is of utmost importance;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 257 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Believes that statutory minimum wages to be fixed above the relative poverty threshold in all Member States must be complemented by adequate financial state transfers, in terms of, inter alia, housing benefits, child allowances, in-work benefits, considering that only an effective combination of these factors allows workers and their households to escape poverty;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 258 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Considers as paramount to adopt a holistic approach, encompassing the adoption of legislative measures aimed at ensuring minimum wages to be set above the relative poverty threshold, stronger collective bargaining systems and the highest levels of social protection, a strategic tools to help consistently implementing the provisions of the European Pillar of Social Rights, the UN SDGs and the UN Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities (UN CRPD);
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 397 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 l (new)
19l. Stresses that the already existing inequalities have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic as the negative socio-economic consequences have disproportionately hit those already poor or at high risk of becoming poor and vulnerable;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 404 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 a (new)
20a. Underlines the need to ensure full protection of vulnerable groups, who are the most negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, by enhancing all structural social protection measures in addition to the temporary benefits allocated during the pandemic, including the increase of the duration and of the financial support under the social protection systems, the amount of minimum income benefits, housing benefits, child allowances, in-work benefits, thus preventing socio-economic inequalities from widening;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 407 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20 b (new)
20b. Stresses that extensive inequalities are the root causes of poverty and social exclusion and are worsened by the current low wages earned by workers and by the ineffectiveness of social protection systems, redistributive policies, social services, education, healthcare as well as essential services like decent affordable housing and energy services; highlights that during the COVID-19 crisis, poverty and social exclusion radically increased in many countries due to the sudden drop or lack of income of those who lost their jobs or experienced reduced income with increased costs;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 432 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Proposes to actively counter potential high unemployment through European and national employment programmes and to invest in new jobs, future-oriented infrastructure, and digital change and ‘green transition’.in line with the aim of boosting a socially just transition towards a fully renewables-based, climate-neutral and circular economy;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 439 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 a (new)
23a. Firmly believes that the recovery in the EU from the unprecedented socio- economic shock caused by the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be achieved by resuming the pre-existing macroeconomic regulatory framework, which already caused the deterioration of living standards of citizens, and exacerbating poverty and the socio-economic inequalities; underlines the need to stop austerity measures and to proceed with the immediate revision of the Stability and Growth Pact with a view to create a new macroeconomic regulatory framework enabling the adoption of an integrated multi-level public policy package fully in line with the aim of achieving full employment, the highest levels of social protection and a socially just transition towards a fully renewables-based, climate- neutral and circular economy;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 447 #

2019/2188(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 e (new)
23e. Considers of paramount importance to make sure that the implementation of the Recovery plan for Europe aims at eradicating poverty and socio-economic inequalities and is based on an effective mechanism with targets and benchmarks that make possible a transparent measurement of all progress achieved; highlights that the European Parliament must be fully involved in both the ex-ante and ex-post scrutiny of the recovery plan and that all its elected Members must be given a formal role in order to ensure a fully democratic and transparent evaluation and implementation process;
2020/09/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 33 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas the proportion of the EU population spending more than 40% of their disposable income on housing between 2010 and 2018 stood at 10.2% although substantial differences between EU Member States were recorded;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 36 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B b (new)
Bb. whereas the rates of homelessness have increased over the last decade in a number of EU Member States due to rising housing costs, the impact of the economic crisis and continued austerity measures which led to deteriorate the effectiveness of public policies delivered to tackle homelessness, including the freezing or cutting of social programmes and benefits;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 38 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B c (new)
Bc. whereas housing affordability and housing conditions for low-income owners and renters have deteriorated in recent decades; whereas almost 38% of households at risk of poverty spent more than 40% of their disposable income on housing; whereas people at risk of poverty in the EU increase to 156 million if housing costs are taken into account;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 40 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B d (new)
Bd. whereas rental costs in the EU increased over the last decade and between 2007 and 2019 house prices also increased in 22 Member States;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 42 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B e (new)
Be. whereas the role of social housing has declined since the 1980s as pressures on public expenditure have increased and liberalisation and privatisation have become predominant in defining and implementing housing policies;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 43 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B f (new)
Bf. whereas the latest evidence collected after the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic indicate that in the medium term the economic recession and the loss of jobs may further increase the housing cost overburden and homelessness rates in the EU;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 44 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B g (new)
Bg. whereas the housing crisis affects more severely urban areas in many Member States where it has become difficult, also for middle-income households, to find affordable housing at market prices;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 45 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B h (new)
Bh. whereas the public investment gap in affordable housing in the EU stands at EUR 57 billion per year, mainly consisting in gaps in the development of social housing stock and social welfare type payments;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 149 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Calls on the Commission to prioritise the use of renewable energy sources and emissions reductions through housing renovation in the social housing sector and for worst performing buildings in the Renovation Wave, while tackling inadequate housing and housing accessibility and eliminating energy poverty in order to ensure a socially just transition to a climate-neutral economy that leaves no one behind; stresses, therefore, that tenants and owner-occupiers should be fully informed and involved in renovation projects and should not see overall costs increase because of them;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 201 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Calls for a comprehensive and integrated anti-poverty strategy with a designated poverty reduction target, including for child poverty; underlines the urgent need to adopt a European Child Guarantee to ensure that each child in the EU can have access to, inter alia, decent housing; calls for a European framework for minimum income schemes;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 213 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 a (new)
7a. Stresses that housing financial benefits must be increased and complemented by statutory minimum wages to be set above the relative poverty threshold with a view to, inter alia, improving access to decent housing for all in the EU; underlines in this regard the paramount importance of adopting an EU directive on minimum wages;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 243 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Recalls that EU policies, funding programmes and financing instruments have a great impact on housing markets and citizens’ lives; calls on the Commission to develop an integrated strategy for social, public and affordable housing at EU level to ensure the provision of safe, accessible and affordable quality housing for all as well as improving its action to engage all levels of government in fully and consistently implementing the right to a decent housing for all;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 263 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Welcomes the inclusion of housing affordability in the European Semester; urges the Commission to ensure that all country-specific recommendations contribute positively to the full and consistent implementation of the principles of the EPSR; stresses the need to refine the House Price Index indicator and to set the reference threshold for the housing cost overburden rate at no higher than 25 % of the disposable income of a household;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 332 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Calls on the Commission and the Member States to close the investment gap for affordable housing as a matter of priority; calls in this regard for a reform of the Stability and Growth Pact allowing for increased fiscal space for sustainable public investments, in particular in affordableMember States to make the needed green and social public investments, including those related to the development and improvement of social, public, affordable and energy efficient housing; calls, furthermore, for a harmonised accounting for amortisation methodology for affordable housing investments;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 344 #

2019/2187(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18 a (new)
18a. Stresses that precarious work and in-work poverty undermine access to bank credit and highly increase the levels of housing cost overburden; calls on the Commission and Member States to adopt all necessary legislative measures to fight against precarious employment and in- work poverty;
2020/09/09
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 21 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas platform work canshould create employment opportunities, increase choice, provide additional income proper income and decent working conditions, and lower barriers to entering the labour market; whereas platform work should facilitates flexibility for both workers and clients, and the matching of demand for and supply of services, as well as innovation in digital tools, which iscould be a useful vector for growth in times of crisis and recovery;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 26 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas, according to the ILO, for more than 60% of platform workers, this work is their sole source of income, and yet many EU Member States obstinately continue to treat these professions as non- standard jobs, paving the way for exploitation, discrimination and poverty;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 46 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
Ba. whereas the ‘casualisation’ of employment relationships is creating new forms of piecework that are creating a legion of new poor with extremely insecure prospects;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 62 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas people working in the platform economy workers are generally classified as formally self-employed;, and whereas, as such, these people do not benefit from the equivalent social, labour, health and safety protection that are connected to an employment contract in most countrie the courts have handed down several judgments strongly condemning this classification in many Member States, which have actually revealed that an employment relationship exists between platforms and their workers and that companies have been blatantly attempting to circumvent labour legislation; whereas, once classified as self-employed, these people do not benefit from social, labour, health and safety protection rights;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 84 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas rating mechanisms, often based on unclear algorithms, create disparities in how workers are treated and discriminate between them, to the detriment, in particular, of more vulnerable categories such as women, immigrants and persons with disabilities;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 87 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E b (new)
Eb. whereas the distorted relationship between internet multinationals and workers is, more often than not, so one- sided that multinationals can impose contracts unilaterally, without any form of trade union protection or collective bargaining;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 120 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that the current European framework is unsatisfactory, with EU legal instruments which doare not coverapplied to all platform workers in their personal scope and which do not address the new realities of the world of work; regrets that this fragmentation places some platform workers in a legally precarious situation, resulting in some platform workers enjoying fewer or more limited rights than should be guaranteed to all platform workers regardless of their employment status; therefore, a rebuttable presumption of employment relationship and the reversal of the burden of the proof should be the starting point, complemented by the recognition of platform as companies linked to their sector of activity;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 124 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Stresses that the unfair competitive advantages often available to multinationals of the platform economy over the traditional economy, based on social and wage dumping and on tax avoidance and evasion, are unacceptable and the EU must do more to tackle them;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 134 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Stresses that the meaning of the terms ‘worker’ and ‘self-employed’ are not uniformly defined in all Member States; notes that the boundary between these two terms is less clear for new forms of work, and that some workers are at risk of being misclassified; therefore, workers in platform companies should have the same rights are other workers;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 142 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Believes that this legal uncertainty must be urgently addressed, while acknowledging that it cannot be easily solved by a one-size-fits-all approach; believes that any proposal must recognise the heterogeneity of platforms and of platform workers, and take into account the current digital labour platforms model, where some platform workers are genuinely self-employed and wish to remain soand take into account the current digital labour platforms model, where some platform workers are genuinely self-employed and wish to remain so; therefore, a European framework legislation would be necessary, which can be complemented by either national legislation or collective agreements between the platform companies and the trade unions, recognising the platform as companies with all the obligations it entails (including employers responsibility when it apply) and linking these companies to their sector of activity;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 165 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Welcomes the Commission’s proposal for a legislative initiative to improve the working conditions of platform workers; calls on the Commission, if the social partners do not express the wish to initiate the process provided for in Article 155 of the TFEU, to put forward a new directive on platform workers in order to guarantee them a minimum set of rights regardlessbased ofn their employment status, and to address the specificities of platform work; while ensuring a level playing field in all EU Member States to avoid unfair und unequal treatment of workers;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 179 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Stresses the need to better combat bogus self-employment by means of a directive, so as to cover platform workers which are fulfilling the conditions characteristic of an employment relationship based on the actual performance of work, and not on the parties’ description of the relationship; is of the opinion that special attention should be given to digital labour platforms that strongly organise conditions and remuneration of online and on-location platform workconclude collective agreements, which could be used as guidance for determining the degree of responsibility of platforms towards platform workers;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 196 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 – indent 1
ensure that the framework for collective agreements works smoothly and better implement the prohibition of exclusivity clauses, and ensure all platform workers are permitted to work for different platforms (multi-apping) and not be subject to adverse treatment for doing so;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 198 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 – indent 1 a (new)
– clarify that the third status option will not be an option
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 205 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 – indent 3
– address the current lack of transparency by ensuring the provision of essential information regarding working conditions, the method of calculating the price or fee, the functioning of the algorithm and transparency in the event of a change in the terms, conditions and procedures for temporary or permanent deactivation, if any, which should be preceded by consultation;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 211 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 – subparagraph 1
believes that the aforementioned communication should be made in a clear, comprehensive and easily accessible way, and should be provided both to the person and the representatives;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 240 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Considers that platform workers should receive compensation in case of work accidents and occupational diseases, and be offered sickness and invalidity insurance coverage and all other employment rights such as paid holidays; welcomes, in this respect, the initiatives of some platforms to provide as first step insurance as well as occupational health and safety measures;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 265 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Recognises that freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are fundamental rights for all workers, and believes a directive on platform workers should ensure that these rights are effective, fully applied and enforced; notes the potential for imbalanced and asymmetrical relationships between digital labour platforms and workers, who may lack the individual bargaining power to negotiate thefair terms and conditions; notes further that there are also practical issues such as a lack of common means of communication and opportunities to meet online or in person, which can prevent collective representation in practice; calls on the Commission to address such impediments in its proposal; stresses the need for platform workers and platforms to be properly represented in order to facilitate social dialogue, collective bargaining, and workers’ representation through their trade unions;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 277 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Regrets the legal difficulties in collective representation faced by platform workers, and is aware that the solo self- employed are wrongly considered ‘undertakings’, and as such are subject to the prohibition on agreements that restrict competition; welcomacknowledges in this regard the inception impact assessment published by the Commission16 , and ask the planned initiative to address this obstacle through an interpretative guidance; is convinced that EU competition law must not hinder the improvement of the working conditions (including the setting of remuneration) and social protection of solo self-employed platform workers through collective bargaining; __________________ 16 https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/ALL/?uri=PI_COM%3AAres %282021%29102652
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 306 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Considers that platform workers should be entitled to transparent, non- discriminatory and ethical algorithms; believes that algorithm transparency should apply to management functions, task distribution, ratings and interactions, while respecting trade secrets, and that an intelligible explanation of the functioning of the algorithm on the way tasks are assigned, ratings are granted, the deactivation procedure and pricing should always be provided, as well as information in a clear and up-to-date manner on any significant changes to the algorithm; is of the opinion that ethical algorithm implies that all and in particular algorithmic decisions are contestable and reversible, and human intervention guaranteed when needed, and that incentive practices or exceptional bonuses in particular should not lead to risky behaviours; is convinced that non-discriminatory algorithms are those which prevent gender and other social biases;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 321 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Recalls that all online platforms must ensure full compliance with EU non- discrimination and data protection law; believes further that platform workers should have access to all data concerning their own activities, understand how their personal information is processed, and have the right to export their ratings; believes that the possibility of a portable rating certificate, recognised between similar platforms, should be explored; believes that workers’ representatives must have access to personal data, when needed and with the guarantees foreseen in the GDPR;
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 333 #

2019/2186(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Calls on the Commission to establish a European quality label which would be granted to platforms implementing good practices for platform workers in order for users, workers and consumers to make informed decisions, and which would highlight platforms with quality working conditions and transparent systems;deleted
2021/03/25
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 17 #

2019/0188(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 1 a (new)
(1a) In accordance with Article 9 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), in drawing up and implementing its policies and actions the Union must take account of requirements linked to the promotion of a high level of employment, the guarantee of adequate social protection, the fight against social exclusion and the provision of a high level of education, training and protection of human health. The network should support the Member States and the Union in developing employment policies and actions designed to achieve the highest levels of social justice and protection and combat social exclusion and all forms of discrimination.
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 19 #

2019/0188(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 2
(2) The Network aims at reinforcing Public Employment Services (PES) capacity, effectiveness and efficiency through providing a platform for comparing their performance at European level, identifying good practices and establishing a mutual learning system. It also aims at giving the PES more opportunities to help develop innovative, evidence-based policies in line with relevant Union policy initiativcontribute to the achievement of the objectives of full employment and social progress referred to in Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), promoting consistency with those objectives of the relevant Union policy initiatives and the efforts of the Member States and the Union to improve the coordinated employment strategy and the development of innovative, evidence- based policies.
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 29 #

2019/0188(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Recital 5
(5) The continuation of the Network shouldIn its Communication of 11 December 2019 on the European Green Deal, the Commission reformulates its commitment to tackling the problems caused by climate change on a new basis, stating that all Union actions and policies should contribute to achieving the objectives of the European Green Deal. The continuation of the Network should therefore strengthen the employment actions and policies that contribute to the achievement of the European Green Deal, by helping to speed up the transition towards a climate-neutral circular economy and making this transition fair and inclusive for all, seeking to guarantee full employment and the availability of decent work which offers adequate pay and, at all events, protection against poverty, and fostering environmental sustainability and health and safety at work. The continuation of the Network should also support the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, which includes the provision of active support to employment among its principles. It should also contribute to and contribute to the achievement of the sustainable development goal 8s of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by contributing to inclusive and sustainable economic growth, emp, and in particular develoypment and decent work for all. goal 8.
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 44 #

2019/0188(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2
Decision No 573/2014/EU
Article 3 – introductory part
The aim of this Decision is to encourage cooperation between Member States through the Network in the field of employment, within the areas of PES responsibility, in order to contribute tofoster the implementation of the Union’s employment policies. This will also help implementing, the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights and, the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and a rapid, fair and inclusive transition to a climate-neutral circular economy, thereby supporting:
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 50 #

2019/0188(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 2 a (new)
Decision No 573/2014/EU
Article 3 – paragraph 1 – point b
(b) decent and sustainable work2a) In Article 3(1), point (b) is replaced by the following: (b) decent and sustainable work which guarantees full respect for the economic and social rights of individuals, comprehensive environmental protection and health and safety at the workplace;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 57 #

2019/0188(COD)

Proposal for a decision
Article 1 – paragraph 1 – point 3
Decision No 573/2014/EU
Article 4 – paragraph 1 – point c
(c) contribute to modernising and strengthening PES in key areas, in line with the Union’s employment policies, of crucial importance, facilitating the achievement of the Union’s objectives of full employment and social progress, coherence of employment policies with these objectives, the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, andthe achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of a rapid, fair and inclusive transition to a climate-neutral circular economy;
2020/02/04
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 26 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B a (new)
B a. whereas austerity policies and curtailments of labour rights implemented over the years led, inter alia, to increasing precariousness and labour instability;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 27 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B b (new)
B b. whereas effective policies are needed to encompass the various forms of employment and adequately protect workers from abuse, discrimination and poverty;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 28 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital B c (new)
B c. whereas the in-work poor represent a significant share of people at work; whereas in 2017, 9.4% of employed people were at risk of poverty; whereas nearly 20.5 million workers lived in households at risk of poverty; whereas for certain categories of the population, notably people working part-time, the self- employed, temporary workers, younger people, less educated persons and single households, the in-work poverty risk is substantially higher and has in some cases been increasing significantly in recent years;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 33 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas the total number of hours worked has been increasing steadily but slowly since 2013; whereas the rate of permanent and full-time employment continues to rise while the rate of part-time employment is in decline; whereas real wage growth is still moderate and lower than productivity developments; whereas labour underutilisation, in terms of abusive approaches against workers and mismatch between labour demand and supply, and unemployment remain high in some Member States, while in other Member States labour supply is scarce;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 38 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E
E. whereas the unemployment rate in the euro area fell for all age groups and for both men and women; whereas 15.613 million men and women in the EU-28, of whom 12.322 million were in the euro area, were still unemployed in July 2019; whereas large differences in rates remain between Member States; whereas youth unemployment remains very high; whereas long-term unemployment, while in decline, remains high;;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 62 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas the social situation continues to improve; whereas poverty and the risk of poverty, and gaps in coverage of social protection systems and access to services, persist;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 66 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H a (new)
H a. whereas the EU Youth Guarantee must be improved with a view to solving all its current problems, as also highlighted by the European Court of Auditors in its report, in order to meet its initial expectations, namely to provide help to all young people without jobs, training or education;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 85 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that while the economic conditions in the EU are currently favourable and overall employment is steadily growing, there is still a need for major improvement in terms ofto effectively address precarious employment, youth unemployment, labour market segmentation and inequalities, in-work poverty and productivityadequate social protection, in-work poverty and labour underutilisation;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 92 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Takes note of the Commission’s 2019 country-specific recommendations (CSRs) and welcomes the stronger focus on investment; notes that almost one third of the CSRs issued until 2018 have not been implemented; welcomes the fact that considerable progress has been achieved in legislation governing labour relations and employment protection; is concerned that progress on the 2018 CSRs is worse than performance in previous years and urges the Commission to put the necessary pressure on Member States to implementregrets that the Commission did not prioritise the need to guarantee decent wages, decent working condition and adequate social protection levels in all Member States in order to ensure decent standard of living for all workers, irrespective of the employment relationship or the type of contract; welcomes the stronger focus on investment; highlights the fact that progress has been achieved in legislation governing labour relations and employment protection; believes that major improvements must be made to fully comply with the premise on which EU legislation on fixed-term work is grounded, namely that employment contracts of indefinite duration are the general form of employment relationship, while fixed-term employment contracts are only a feature of employment in certain sectors or of certain occupations and activities and cannot be used to cover needs which are not temporary in nature but fixed and permanent; underlines that the adoption of an integrated multi-level policy package is required in order to solve the rdecommendations; believes that strong reform ient-work deficit and implement a rights-based approach aimed at ensuring full empleoymentation is crucial to strengthen the growth, qualitative, secure and well-paid jobs, social progress and the effective protenctialon of EU economies; workers from abuses, discrimination and poverty;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 98 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2 a. Strongly believes that the introduction and strengthening of statutory minimum wages in all Member States, consisting of a financial amount able to ensure decent living conditions to all workers, is of paramount importance to effectively address poverty, abuse and discrimination suffered by workers and support social integration and access to the labour market;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 111 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Underlines the need for well- designed labour market policies and reforms that create quality and stable employment, promoteensure decent incomes, equal opportunities and the equal treatment of workers, facilitate equal access to the labour market and social protection, facilitate labour mobilityincluding the adoption of effective and proportionate remedies aimed at preventing and sanctioning the abuse and discrimination suffered by workers, guarantee equal access to the labour market and to the highest levels of social protection, reintegrate the unemployed and tackle inequalities and gender imbalances;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 144 #

2019/0000(INI)

7 d. Stresses that austerity measures adopted at EU level and by Member States aggravated social inequalities and employment problems, severely undermining citizens’ fundamental rights and freedoms;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL
Amendment 145 #

2019/0000(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 e (new)
7 e. Underlines that the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with disabilities noted with deep concern the disproportionately adverse and retrogressive effect that austerity measures in the EU had on the adequate standard of living of persons with disabilities; stresses the urgent need to stop austerity measures and ensure adequate standard of living of persons with disabilities, including by setting a social protection floor that fully complies with the core content of the right to an adequate standard of living and to social protection;
2019/09/16
Committee: EMPL