Following up on our recent reporting on a joint project ‘Europe: End Precarious Work Now! – Decent Work and Equal Treatment for All’, here is our new video featuring four testimonials from workers who are experiencing precarious working conditions:
In the EU, precarious work means a low level of certainty over job safety, poor individual control over work, and/ or little opportunity for training and career progression.
A job can be precarious because the worker is unable to enforce employment rights, social insurance protection is absent, or health and safety is at risk. But it can also mean that the job does not provide enough income to live decently, wages are not paid regularly or not paid at all.
Such insecurity causes economic and social repercussions. That breaches the fundamental right to adequate living condition as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human right.
The European Commission needs to put in place a legal framework for equal treatment to make this first step.
Find out more on http://endprecariouswork.eu/
This is a joint project of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the European Trade Union Federations (ETUFs) EFBWW, EFFAT, EPSU, ETF, IndustriAll-Europe, UNI Europa, co-financed by the European Commission.
Watch our video explaining the dangers of precarious work
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