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Free and flexible but no social security: Fair minimum wages in the age of platformization!

WoPermanent Representation of Austria to the EU - Avenue de Cortenbergh 30 - 1040 Brussels

ÖGB Europabüro, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Trade Union Federation and AK EUROPA, the Brussels Office of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Labour would like to cordially invite you to our event:

Free and flexible but no social security:
Fair minimum wages in the age of platformization!

Monday, 3rd February 2020, 18:30h
Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU
Avenue de Cortenbergh 30, 1040 Brussels

European labour markets are becoming increasingly international and their borders are disappearing, as digital forms of work as well as the flexibilization of working hours and places are on the rise. Experts believe that we are at a historical turning-point at which the balance of power can still be changed in favour of a sustainable model of future digital forms of work. The positive effects of these new forms of work will only outweigh the risks if trade unions collaborate with politicians to make appropriate regulatory adjustments that prevent a development towards the complete loss of social safeguards and labour standards.

Following the publication of the "Social Roadmap", the debate on fair minimum wages in Europe has been at the center of discussion in Brussels over the last few weeks. We therefore want to devote the subsequent panel discussion to the important questions and possibilities of better social security for atypical employment. Is the initiative for fair minimum wages in Europe a first chance for this growing group of workers?

On the panel:

Barbara Teiber
Chairwoman of the Austrian Union of Private Sector Employees, Printing, Journalism, and Paper (GPA-djp)

Santina Bertulessi
Deputy Head of Cabinet to Commissioner Nicolas Schmit

Agnes Jongerius, MEP
S&D Coordinator EMPL - Committee, European Parliament

Maxime Cerutti
Director of the Social Affairs Department at BusinessEurope


Aline Hoffmann
European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

If you have accessibility needs, please contact us and we will do our best to cater for them.
The discussion will take place in German with simultaneous translation into English.
After the discussion, we invite you to a buffet reception.


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