2 February 2023

Give more time to MEPs

On 2 February 2023, the MEPs of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) will vote on the Platform Work Directive. Ceemet calls on the MEPs to vote against the mandate presented by the EMPL Committee in order to allow for plenary amendments with a more balanced approach.

The article 4 and 5 are particularly problematic.

  • On article 4, the legal presumption of an employment relationship should be based on robust criteria to fully respect national competences, the diversity of labour market traditions in Member States, and the autonomy of social partners.
  • On article 5, the rebuttal procedure must be possible under realistic conditions and done in accordance with national legislation.

In the same session, the EMPL Committee will vote on the report on the Revision of European Works Councils Directive. Ceemet urges the MEPs to vote against this report that proposes extensive and counterproductive changes to the current European Works Councils Directive. The report unfortunately does not respect the decision-making process in companies and the autonomy of social partners.

Find Ceemet letters addressed to the MEPs of EMPL Committee.