Collective Complaints 2014

Date of publication  on web Complaint
13/01/2015

The decision on admissibility in the case Associazione Nazionale Giudici di Pace v. Italy, Complaint No. 102/2013, has been adopted

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted the decision on admissibility at its last session on 2 December 2014 with regard to the case Associazione Nazionale Giudici di Pace v. Italy, Complaint No. 102/2013. The decision is now available on line. The complaint relates to Article 12 (right to social security) of the European Social Charter. The complainant organisation, Associazione Nazionale Giudici di Pace (the National Association of Justices of the Peace), alleges that Italian law does not provide any social security and welfare protection for this category of honorary Judges, in violation of the Charter provision relied on. (more information)
Decision on admissibility No. 102/2013   Collective complaints website
12/12/2014

A 113rd complaint has been lodged before the European Committee of Social Rights

- Unione Italiana del Lavoro U.I.L. Scuola – Sicilia v. Italy, Complaint No. 113/2014
The complainant trade union, Unione Italiana del Lavoro U.I.L. Scuola – Sicilia, lodged a complaint against Ireland which was registered on 14 November 2014. Its relates to Articles 12, 25 and E of the European Social Charter. The complainant trade union alleges that the Italian regulations on social protection - particularly the Interministerial Decree No. 83473 of 1 August 2014 - by excluding, in Sicily, the employees of the training sector from the system of the redundancy fund , La Cassa Integrazione Guadagni in deroga (paying cash salary supplements), violates the aforementioned provisions of the Charter. Complaint No. 113/2014 (Italian ) Collective complaints website
10/11/2014

The decisions on the merits adopted by the European Committee of Social Rights in the cases Conference of European Churches (CEC) v. The Netherlands (No. 90/2013) and European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) v. The Netherlands (86/2012) are now public.

[10/11/2014] The decisions of the European Committee on Social Rights on the merits of the complaints Conference of European Churches (CEC) v. The Netherlands, Complaint No. 90/2013, and European Federation of National Organisations working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) v. The Netherlands, became public on 10 March 2014 and are now available on line. Complaint No. 90/2013 concerns the fundamental social rights of undocumented adults (more information) and Complaint No. 86/2012 deals with the homeless and access to shelter. (more information)
Decision on the merits No. 90/2013 Decision on the merits No. 86/2012
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04/11/2014

A 112th complaint has been lodged before the European Committee of Social Rights

- European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) v. Ireland, Complaint No. 112/2014
The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) lodged a complaint against Ireland which was registered on 4 November 2014. Its relates to Articles 5 and 6 of the European Social Charter. The complainant organisation alleges that Defence Forces representative associations in Ireland do not have full trade unions rights including the right to join an unbrella organisation. Complaint No. 112/2014 Collective complaints website

13/10/2014

The Committee of Ministers adopted a new resolution

[13/10/2014] At the 1209th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 8 October 2014, the Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution CM/Res ChS (2014)12, following the decision on admissibility and the merits adopted on 02/12/2012 by the European Committee on Social Rights on the Complaint No. 83/2012 European Confederation of Police (EUROCOP) c. Ireland (more information).

26/09/2014

A 111th complaint has been lodged before the European Committee of Social Rights

- Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) v. Greece, Complaint No. 111/2014
The Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE), lodged a complaint against Greece which was registered on 26 September 2014. Its relates to Articles 1, 2, 4 and 7 of the 1961 Charter, as well as Article 3 of the 1988 Additional Protocol. The complaint concerned some of the new legislation adopted during the crisis in Greece which, in the view of GSEE, affects workers’ rights in a manner that is contrary to the Charter. Complaint No. 111/2014 Collective complaints website

18/07/2014

A 110th complaint has been lodged before the European Committee of Social Rights

- International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) v. Ireland, Complaint No. 110/2014
The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) lodged a complaint against Ireland which was registered on 18 July 2014. Its relates to Articles 11, 16, 17, 30 and E of the European Social Charter. The complaint deals with the situation in Ireland as regards law, policy and practices on social housing. Complaint No. 110/2014 Collective complaints website

02/07/2014

Five resolutions are adopted by the Committee of Ministers

At the 1204th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies on 2 July 2014, the Committee of Ministers adopted Resolutions CM/ResChS(2014)7, CM/ResChS(2014)8, CM/ResChS(2014)9, CM/ResChS(2014)10 and CM/ResChS(2014)11, following the decisions on the merits adopted on 07/12/2012 by the European Committee on Social Rights in the following cases :
- Federation of Employed Pensioners of Greece (IKA–ETAM) v. Greece, Complaint No. 76/2012
- Panhellenic Federation of Public Service Pensioners (POPS) v. Greece, Complaint No. 77/2012 - Pensioners’ Union of the Athens-Piraeus Electric Railways (I.S.A.P.) v. Greece, Complaint No. 78/2012,
- Panhellenic Federation of Pensioners of the Public Electricity Corporation (POS-DEI) v. Greece, Complaint No. 79/2012
- Pensioner’s Union of the Agricultural Bank of Greece (ATE) v. Greece, Complaint No. 80/2012 (more information)

28/05/2014

Five complaints have been registered against Italy, Finland and Belgium

- Associazione sindacale "La Voce dei Giusti" v. Italy, Complaint No. 105/2014
- Finnish Society of Social Rights v. Finland, Complaint No. 106/2014
- Finnish Society of Social Rights v. Finland, Complaint No. 107/2014
- Finnish Society of Social Rights v. Finland, Complaint No. 108/2014
- Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) v. Belgium, Complaint No. 109/2014

The Associazione sindacale "La Voce dei Giusti"  lodged a complaint against Italy which was registered on 22 April 2014 and relates to Articles 10 and E of the European Social Charter. It concerns the right to vocational training for teaching staff in a certain category. Complaint No. 105/2014 (Italian only)

The Finnish Society of Social Rights lodged three complaints against Finland which were registered on 29 April 2014 and relate to Articles 12 and 24 of the European Social Charter.
- Complaint No. 106/2014 concerns unlawful dismissals (sanctions and relevant remedies)
Complaint No. 106/2014
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Complaint No. 107/2014 concerns collective dismissals based on financial or productions–related grounds Complaint No. 107/2014
- Complaint No. 108/2014 concerns the situation of the long-term unemployed  Complaint No. 108/2014

The Mental Disability Advocacy Center (MDAC) lodged a complaint against Belgium which was registered on 30 April 2014 and relates to Articles 15 and 17 of the European Social Charter.  It concerns the right to an inclusive education for children with disabilities. Complaint No. 109/2014
28/05/2014

The decision on admissibility in the case Bedriftsforbundet v. Norway, Complaint No. 103/2013, has been adopted

[28/05/2014] The European Committee of Social Rights adopted the decision on admissibility at its last session on 14 May 2014 with regard to the case Bedriftsforbundet v. Norway, (Complaint No. 103/2013) The decision is now available on line. The complaint relates to Article 5 (the right to organise) of the Revised Social Charter. The complainant organisation, the Bedriftsforbundet, alleges that the practice at Norwegian ports, requiring that employees have membership of the dock workers union in order to be allowed to take up work, constitutes a breach of the above mentioned provision. (more information). Decision on admissibility
28/05/2014

The European Committee of Social Rights decides to strike a complaint out of the list of pending complaints

[28/05/2014]The European Committee of Social Rights decided to strike out the case Association for the Protection of All Children (APPROACH) Ltd v. Cyprus, Complaint No. 97/2013, from the list of complaints on 12 May 2014. Decision to Strike Out
19/05/2014

The decision on the merits adopted by the European Committee of Social Rights in the complaint European Confederation of Police (EUROCOP) v. Ireland is public

[19/05/2014] The decision of the European Committee on Social Rights on admissibility and the merits of the complaint European Confederation of Police (EUROCOP) v. Ireland, Complaint No. 83/2012 became public on 17 May 2014 and is now available on line. It relates to the right to organise (Article 5 of the Charter), the right to bargain collectively (Article 6 of the Charter) and the right to information and consultation (Article 21 of the Charter). (more information) Decision on admissibility and the merits No. 83/2012 Summary of the decision on the admissibility and the merits  Collective complaints website
7/04/2014

The decision on admissibility and the merits of the complaint USMA v. France is public

[07/04/2014] On 2 April 2014 the Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution CM Res ChS (2014) 5, making public the decision on admissibility and the merits in the case Union syndicale des Magistrats administratifs (USMA) v. France, Complaint No. 84/2012. In this decision the European Committee of Social Rights unanimously declares the complaint admissible and concludes that there is no violation of Article 4§2 of the Charter. Decision on admissibility and the merits
26/03/2014

A complaint lodged by European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) against Czech Republic has been registered

[26/03/2014] Complaint No. 104/2014 was registered on 3 March 2014. The complainant organisation, the European Roma and Travellers Forum (ERTF) alleges that in the Czech Republic, Roma are disproportionately subjected to residential segregation, substandard housing conditions, forced evictions and other systemic violations of the right to adequate housing and the right to health.  (more information) Complaint No. 104/2014  Collective complaints website
10/03/2014

The decision on the merits adopted by the European Committee of Social Rights in the complaint International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) v. Italy is public

[10/03/2014] The decision of the European Committee on Social Rights on the merits of the complaint International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF EN) v. Italy, Complaint No. 87/2012 became public on 10 March 2014 and is now available on line. It concerns the difficulties experienced by women in the access to termination of pregnancy under Italian legislation which amount, according to the complainant organisation, to a breach of the right to health as guaranteed by the Charter. (more information) Decision on the merits No. 87/2012  Summary of the decision on the merits
05/02/ 2014

The decision on the merits adopted by the European Committee of Social Rights in the case European Action of the Disabled (AEH) v. France is public

[05/02/2014] The decision on the merits of the European Committee on Social Rights in the case European Action of the Disabled (AEH) v. France (No. 81/2012) became public on 5 February 2014 and is now available on line. It concerns access of children and adolescents with autism to education and access of young adults with autism to vocational training. On 5 February 2014 the Committee of Ministers adopted Resolution CM/ResChS(2014) 2 concerning the follow up of the decision on the merits. (more information) Decision on the merits No. 81/2012 Summary of the deicison of the merits  Resolution CM/ResChS(2014) 2 Press review
05/02/ 2014

Resolution adopted by the Committee of Ministers

[05/02/2014] The Committee of Ministers has adopted a new Resolution concerning the follow-up of the decision on admissibility and the merits adopted on 03/07/2013 by the European Committee on Social Rights in the case Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) and Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees (TCO) v. Sweden, Complaint No. 85/2012. (more information) Resolution CM/ResChS(2014) 1