The decision on the merits of the complaint Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL) v. Italy, No. 140/2016, is now public

07/06/2019 Strasbourg

The decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the merits of the complaint Confederazione Generale Italiana del Lavoro (CGIL) v. Italy (No. 140/2016) became public on 7 June 2019. In its complaint CGIL alleged that members of the Guardia di Finanza do not enjoy trade union rights, in...

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New complaint registered concerning Ireland

05/06/2019 Strasbourg

Association of Secondary Teachers lreland (ASTI) v. Ireland, Complaint No. 180/2019 The complaint was registered on 26 April 2019. It concerns Article 5 (the right to organise) of the Revised European Social Charter. The Association of Secondary Teachers lreland (ASTI) alleges that the situation...

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New complaint registered concerning Portugal

05/06/2019 Strasbourg

Associação Sindical dos Profissionais da Polícia (ASPP/PSP) v. Portugal, Complaint No. 179/2019 (French only - original in Portuguese) The complaint was registered on 23 April 2019. It concerns Articles 5 (the right to organise) and 28 (the right of workers' representatives to protection in the...

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New complaints registered concerning France

29/05/2019 Strasbourg

Syndicat CFDT général des transports et de l’environnement de l'Aube v. France, Complaint No. 181/2019 (French only - translation in progress) Syndicat CFDT de la Métallurgie de la Meuse v. France, Complaint No. 182/2019 (French only - translation in progress) Syndicat CGT YTO France v. France,...

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Decision of the European Committee of Social Rights on the admissibility and immediate measures in the case International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) v. Greece, Complaint No. 173/2018

29/05/2019 Strasbourg

The European Committee of Social Rights adopted during its 306th session (20-24 May 2019): the decision on admissibility and on immediate measures in the case International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and European Council for Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) v. Greece, Complaint No. 173/2018. The...

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New Resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers

22/05/2019 Strasbourg

The Committee of Ministers has adopted the following Resolutions on 10 May 2019 at the 1346th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies: Resolution CM/ResChS(2019)4, concerning the follow-up of the decision on the merits adopted on 3 July 2018 by the European Committee on Social Rights in the case...

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Independent national defenders for a stronger social Europe post 2020: using the synergies between the European Pillar of Social Rights and the European Social Charter to advance the sustainable development goals in the social area

20/05/2019 Brussels, Belgium

What can be done to help protect people’s social rights - from education, to housing, to employment and healthcare - and to tackle extremes of poverty and inequality? How can be used the synergies between the European Social Charter and the European Pillar of Social Rights to promote social...

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306th session of the European Committee of Social Rights

20-24/05/2019 Strasbourg, France

The European Committee of Social Rights will hold its 306th session from 20 to 24 May 2019 in Strasbourg. The Committee will examine the national reports for Conclusions 2019 of the Charter, as well as Conclusions for XXI-4 (2019) of the 1961 Charter with respect to the thematic group 4...

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139th meeting of the Governmental Committee of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social Security

13/05/2019 Strasbourg, France

The Governmental Committee* of the European Social Charter and the European Code of Social Security (‘Governmental Committee’) will hold its 139th meeting from 13 to 17 May 2019 in Strasbourg. The Governmental Committee will examine International Labour Organisation (ILO) conclusions with a view...

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Article on the synergies between the European Union and the European Social Charter, at the time of the European Pillar of Social rights

10/05/2019 Strasbourg, France

The purpose of the study, drafted by Petros Stangos, Professor of European Law, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece and member of the European Committee of Social Rights, is to focus on the way the Council of Europe, a European organisation dedicated to the protection of human rights and,...

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