Social Europe united in reaction to ECJ ruling
After last week's ruling by the European Court of Justice on the Rüffert case, SOLIDAR responded with a media release calling on European decision-makers to reconsider the Posting of the Workers Directive issued by the European Commission in view of better assuring the enforcement of individual and collective labour rights and the possibility to pursue social policy objectives and the interest of society as a whole. Conny Reuter, Secretary General of SOLIDAR commented: "It is not surprising then that many citizens question whether the Europe we are creating is a social Europe, with decent jobs or a haven for free-market ideologues which seek to undermine the fundamental principle of equal pay for equal work."
SOLIDAR's position, published in Euractiv, was among other similar concerns put forward by organisations, including the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and theSocialist Group in the European Parliament, whose representative Martin Schulz MEP stated that: "the freedom to provide services in other countries should not be at the expense of workers' wages and conditions. We cannot allow workers' social rights to be undermined."
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Read the SOLIDAR media release and sign the call to action for decent work