Details of Treaty No.128

Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter
Title Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter
Reference CETS No.128
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 05/05/1988  - Treaty open for signature by the member States signatories to Treaty ETS 35
Entry into Force 04/09/1992  - 3 Ratifications.
Summary

The Additional Protocol of 1998 extends the social and economic rights guaranteed by the European Social Charter of 1961 by adding the following rights:

  • the right for workers to equal opportunities and equal treatment in matters of employment and occupation without discrimination on the ground of sex;
  • the right for workers to be informed and consulted within the undertaking;
  • the right for workers to take part in the determination and improvement of working conditions and the working environment in the undertaking;
  • the right for elderly persons to social protection.

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