ETUI Lunch debate, organised in cooperation with ETUC, EUROMIL, EuroCOP and EPSU
EU social standards and security personnel in Europe
NN, DG Employment, European Commission
Àngels Bosch Campreciós, President EuroCOP
Nadja Salson, Policy Officer for national and EU administrations, EPSU
Emmanuel Jacob, EUROMIL President
Moderator: Philippe Pochet, General Director ETUI
Security personnel in Europe faces a double challenge when it comes to defending their professional interests: not only are they often confronted with the argument that national security considerations make the application of EU laws impossible for their specific occupation. but in some European countries they are also denied the basic human right to form and join a professional association or trade union through which their socio-professional interests could be safeguarded in a social dialogue.
This event aims at revealing the different problems security personnel in Europe faces with regard to their working conditions and the legal boundaries for organizing in unions. The panelists will discuss recent legislative proposals (such as the Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions) but also shed light on existing regulations with regard to working time, occupational safety and health, and information and consultation rights on restructuring. The organisers aim at enabling a discussion on the question how to reconcile the need to uphold vital state functions in emergency situations with the fundamental and human rights of the workers who provide those functions, namely the police, military as well as other public servants or employees.
Meeting room ETUI, 7th floor