ETUC initiates a process of reflection on new forms of employment

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ETUC has invited FIM and other sectoral federations to join a European project aimed at better defining the “new forms of employment” and “atypical jobs” that are booming across Europe. The notion of “new form of employment” is not in fact really appropriate since short-​term employment, for multiple users or in the form of a “self-​employed” working relationship has existed for a long time in numerous sectors, including that of the arts, performing arts and media. This is why FIM, FIA and UNI-​MEI are associated with this this project.

ETUC wants all workers -a concept that is tricky to define on a European scale- to be able to benefit from inclusive social policies, regardless of contractual relationship or its characteristics. This initiative is being launched at a time when, for its part, the European Commission is preparing to indicate how it intends to follow up its communication on the European social pillar.

ETUC wants all workers to be able to benefit from inclusive social policies, regardless of contractual relationship or its characteristics

The ETUC project will comprise two phases. The first will concern good practices, with three thematic seminars: on unionization (Warsaw, May 2017), collective bargaining (Amsterdam, October 2017) and access to social protection (Paris, May 2018). The second phase will draw up a situational analysis from a legal point of view and a set of recommendations covering, for example, the definition of worker under community law.

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