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New complaints registered concerning Italy

STRASBOURG 11/09/2017
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New complaints registered concerning Italy

The complaint Unione sindacale di base –settore pubblico impiego (USB) v. Italy, No. 152/2017, was registered on 12 July 2017. It relates to Articles 1 (the right to work), 4 (the right to a fair remuneration), 6§4 (the right to bargain collectively – collective action), 10 (the right to vocational training) and E ((non-discrimination) of the Revised European Social Charter. The complainant organisation alleges that the situation of precarious workers employed by the Ministry of Justice in Italy, especially their right to career, amounts to a  violation of the above mentioned provisions of the Charter.

Unione sindacale di base –settore pubblico impiego (USB) v. Italy, Complaint No. 152/2017

The complaint Unione sindacale di base –settore pubblico impiego (USB) v. Italy, No. 153/2017, was registered on 13 July 2017. It relates to Articles 1 (the right to work), 4 (the right to a fair remuneration), 5 ( the right to organise), 6§4 (the right to bargain collectively – collective action), 24 (the right to proctectin in case of dismissal) and E ((non-discrimination) of the Revised European Social Charter. USB alleges that the situation of precarious workers in the public sector service in Sicily, employed under fixed-term contracts for vacant posts, amounts to a  violation of the above mentioned provisions of the Charter.

Unione sindacale di base –settore pubblico impiego (USB) v. Italy, Complaint No. 153/2017


THE CHARTER AT A GLANCE THE CHARTER AT A GLANCE

The European Social Charter is a Council of Europe treaty that guarantees fundamental social and economic rights as a counterpart to the European Convention on Human Rights, which refers to civil and political rights. It guarantees a broad range of everyday human rights related to employment, housing, health, education, social protection and welfare.

The Charter lays specific emphasis on the protection of vulnerable persons such as elderly people, children, people with disabilities and migrants. It requires that enjoyment of the abovementioned rights be guaranteed without discrimination.

No other legal instrument at pan-European level can provide such an extensive and complete protection of social rights as that provided by the Charter, which also serves as a point of reference in European Union law; most of the social rights in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights are based on the relevant articles of the Charter.

The Charter is therefore seen as the Social Constitution of Europe and represents an essential component of the continent’s human rights architecture.

The 7th edition of the Collected texts provides an updated account of all of the relevant instruments of the Charter, and the functioning of the various bodies which participate in the monitoring procedures.

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