Progressives,for a UNITED SOCIAL EUROPE!

Labor conditions are topics as old as history, always evolving and always in need for improvements. When we are talking on labor rights, we just don’t think on a group of people who are asking better conditions. It is our duty as a society, as politicians, to lead to better policies. When we are thinking of workers, we need to go through their struggle and their efforts to make a living, we need to see that the corporates can give more of their share, for a fair and better living of those who have less opportunities. When we think of workers, we should all and foremost see if those salaries are enough for them to make a better living or it is just a means to survive. We need to go through the struggle that workers have to go to their workplace, the conditions that the workers have at the work place. We have to reach their struggles and see if we are sending back home individuals who are not afraid of losing their jobs and are not affected psychologically by different factors. We as progressives, when we work and think every day about our future policies hold always in our minds, that fairer labor conditions, our solidarity with workers and our focus on social rights means better societies as well, happier and safer families, happier individuals and as a result more social security and secure societies. These are the things we are fighting for! We cannot go to better conditions of society, if we don’t put an effort on the above mentioned…
4 months, 2 weeks ago in FOR A UNITED SOCIAL EUROPE
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Mutualise the risk of unemployment at the European level is a complicated task but it is possible. Indeed, Europe could promote an high protection of that risk by developing, first, harmonisation on unemployment insurances conditions. It would concern : the length of the indemnisation, but also the control methods and much more important the way the person unemployed is taking care of. Because of course, unemployed people are persons, human beings. And European socialists should see them like as fragile people, not as thief, like some right wing parties across Europe do. When the harmonisation is over, or that differences between Member States are so huge that it is impossible to harmonise, the EU should unify. By setting a percentage of monthly indemnisation in regard of the previous salary. It should be set on the higher scale, so that no country has to lower its protection. It should also be part of a new fund, that would fit into cohesion and solidarity objectives of the EU and that would coexists with the actual funds. This amount of money would go to the support of the unemployed person (new formation, personal counselor, better information on workers and unemployed people rights) and to active way to fight unemployment, such as the french initiative “territoire zéro chômage”. Finally, this amount of money would be coming from the workers cotisations, the member states and new taxations, for instance by establishing a bonus malus for companies if they choose to hire workers on fixed-term contract or permanent contract. The EU must protect its citizens from social risks, and I could write other proposals, such as health care for everyone, working conditions, especially with work accidents, or democracy inside the companies. By protecting them, the EU would contribute to build a better European citizenship, and would finally enhance its role as a welfare union.

4 months, 3 weeks ago in FOR A UNITED SOCIAL EUROPE
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