On 6 July, the European Committee of Social Rights held an informal exchange of views with a delegation from the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) headed by Esther Lynch, Deputy General Secretary.
The discussion focused on social rights in the current geopolitical crisis and the on-going process of reforming the European Social Charter system. Karin Lukas, President of the European Committee of Social Rights, emphasised that support from social partners is essential for strengthening social rights at national and European level.
In addition, the discussion touched upon issues of common concern such as the impact of artificial intelligence on workers’ rights and protection and the right to a healthy working environment.
The two parties agreed to maintain their ongoing efforts and to reinforce their collaboration in order to better promote and protect social rights in Europe.