|EU LABOUR LAW - Conclusion of the public debate by the European Commission on the modernisation of labour law
|Tuesday 23 October:
CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC DEBATE ON THE MODERNISATION OF LABOUR LAW
The Commission will adopt a Communication on the results of the public consultation on the Green Paper on Labour Law which received over 450 replies from interested parties.
The responses highlighted the extent to which labour law is an important tool, not only in dealing with the management of the workforce, but also in providing a sense of security to workers and citizens in a world of rapid change and high mobility of capital and technology.
The adoption of the Communication marks the conclusion of the public consultation process on the modernisation of labour law and identifies a number of areas where the Commission considers that further cooperation, legal clarity and more and better information is needed.
The 2006 Green Paper launched a public debate in the EU on how labour law can support the Lisbon Strategy's objective of achieving sustainable growth with more and better jobs. It looked at the role labour law might play in advancing a "flexicurity" agenda in support of a labour market which is fairer, more responsive and more inclusive, and which contributes to making Europe more competitive.
The debate became a focus for public opinion and media interest throughout the EU by generating consultation between governments at national level and their social partners, public authorities and independent experts.
The responses received by the Commission encompass all stakeholders: national governments, regional governments, national parliaments, social partners at EU and national level, NGOs, individual enterprises, academics, legal experts and private individuals.
Adoption by the Commission on 23 October. Press conference by Commissioner Vladimír pidla on 24 October at 11.15 in the Berlaymont press room
See links below for the 2006 Green Paper:
Katharina von Schnurbein +32 2 298 14 08 email@example.com
Carmel Dunne +32 2 299 88 94 firstname.lastname@example.org
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