Speaking ahead of the presentation of her report, a strong social Europe for a Just Transition, in the European Parliament’s employment committee in the presence of Commissioner Nicolas Schmit, the European Trade Union Confederation and Business Europe, Agnes Jongerius, S&D MEP and spokesperson on employment issues and social affairs, said:
“Today, we decide in what kind of Europe we will live in, in 10 years. I want people to live in a Europe where all workers earn a living wage, all families can afford housing, and no child has to grow up in poverty.
“This is why my group, the Socialists and Democrats, is fighting to ensure higher minimum wages for all Europeans, to put an end to precarious zero-hour contracts and better protect platform workers. We push for closing the gender pay gap and getting our young people into jobs by reinforcing the Youth Guarantee.