The current initiatives under the Pillar of Social Rights show an increased determination in fighting precarious work and in improving access to social rights. In particular, the recent proposals on access to social protection, transparent and predictable working conditions and better work-life balance point undoubtedly into the right direction.
CESI believes that more reflection is needed to fully understand the link between precarious work and the lack of access to employment protection and labour law, interest representation and social protection. Many workers find themselves in a catch-22 situation, accepting any kind of atypical form of employment so to avoid the downsides of unemployment, yet risking to end up having even less access to social rights by choosing this ‘compromise’.
CESI also aims at responding in particular to the concerns of various trade union representatives from all over Europe faced with the particularity of precariousness at work in the form of (repeated) fixed-term contracts.
Full agenda and list of speakers can be consulted on CESI website https://www.cesi.org/upcoming-on-march-5-precarious-work-and-lack-of-access-to-social-rights/.