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The global economy is undergoing major and irreversible changes, which raises the question as to how to ensure workers’ voices are being heard and taken into account within EU-based companies.
The Hans Böckler Stiftung held a two-day symposium that addressed the challenges not only workers in Europe are facing but also the new EU-leaders who will emerge after the May 2019 elections:
How to protect and strengthen the capacity of workers and their representatives to influence strategic decisions within companies? How to improve workers’ information, consultation and participation rights at the EU-level? What can and should the European Commission do?
A vital social democracy will play a decisive role in shaping the future of the European Union. The goal of a united Europe, contractually agreed by all EU member states, is to promote participatory democracy, writes Norbert Kluge.
An improved EU legislation that boosts workers’ information, consultation and participation rights will push social matters higher up on the EU political agenda, according to the participants of a symposium about workers held in Brussels on 26-27 April.
The worker's voice is part of a democratic Europe. Securing and strengthening it is supposed to increase the acceptance of the EU.
There is no alternative to the European Union, but it needs to offer an 'agenda of hope' to Europeans, Udo Bullmann, MEP, the new leader of the Socialist and Democrat group, said in an interview with EURACTIV.