Social Chapter


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Social Chapter

the innovations in the European Union brought about by the Maastricht Treaty in 1992 which extended the rights of workers throughout Europe.
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Supporters of the EU insist that the European social chapter - a treaty setting out the rights of European workers - has provided vital protections and entitlements (such as longer parental leave) for British employees.
Less than a week away from the European Council, the ministers in charge of employment and social affairs will focus their talks on youth employment and the social chapter of the country-specific recommendations.
the ILO and the Social Chapter of the European Union) and corporate codes of conduct.
My understanding is that the Labour government has not signed the European Social Chapter which actually has increased the legal rights of employed people
Bushill-Matthews is contemptuous, especially 'when Tony Blair signed up to the Social Chapter without even asking for anything in return, an amateurishness still regarded with disbelief by other Member States'.
This has been exemplified by Prime Minister Blair's acceptance of the European Union's Social Chapter, one component of the 1992 Maastricht Treaty, which strengthened the EU's power over workplace rights.
In the run-up to the General Election, the CBI points to the introduction of the national minimum wage, the Employment Relations Act, and the signing of the EU Social Chapter as the biggest regulations of the labour market in 25 years.
He added that the introduction of the minimum wage, the signing of the social chapter and strengthened maternity and parental rights showed Labour was committed to better conditions for all workers.
In 1991, all member states but the United Kingdom signed the so-called Social Chapter annexed to the Maastricht Treaty, which granted greater legal power to the EU in the area of social policy.
Peter Webber, CEO of Technic Group, moved his entire retread tire plant from Germany to Burton-on-Trent, England, to escape the burden placed on his firm by the EU's social chapter.
Another reason is that the economic philosophy of the Labour Party is more in sympathy with that of Continental Europe, as symbolised by the Social Chapter.