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Ahead of Women’s Day, S&Ds call for increased support for women during the pandemic

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, the S&D Group held a two-day online event: Covid-19: Overcoming new Challenges to Gender Equality, organised

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Portuguese Presidency and Commissioner Schmit put social rights back on top of the EU’s agenda

Reacting to the presentation of the Action Plan by the European Commission on the implementation of the 2017 European Pillar of Social Rights, S&D

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Binding pay transparency proposal has finally made it! First and necessary step to end the gender pay gap

Socialists and Democrats welcome the proposal by the European Commission for a Directive to introduce pay transparency measures - a first and


Agnes Jongerius on the Social Summit in Porto

Agnes Jongerius, S&D MEP and spokesperson on employment and social affairs, said: “At the Social Summit in Porto we have the historic opportunity to

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Give social rights teeth to improve people’s lives, demand S&Ds ahead of Commission Action Plan

Ahead of this week’s presentation of the European Commission’s Action Plan on how to implement the 2017 European Pillar of Social Rights, the

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Consider platform workers as employees and reverse the burden of proof, S&Ds demand of Commission

Speaking ahead of the launch of the consultative phase on platform work, by Commissioner Nicolas Schmit today, the Socialists and Democrats in the

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To end scandal of ‘working poor’ fair minimum wages and fair working conditions are indispensable

Speaking ahead of a debate on ‘Reducing inequalities with a specific focus on in-work poverty’, the S&D Group calls for fair minimum wages, action to

03 Feb 2021

ETUI/ETUC conference: Towards a new socio-ecological contract, 3 to 5 February 2021

The need to effectively tackle global warming puts under pressure the existing industrial relations models in Europe. A new logic of sustainability

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Ending child poverty: S&Ds secure political deal with EU governments to fund Child Guarantee

Last night, the S&Ds reached a political deal committing all member states to implementing and investing in the European Child Guarantee, during the

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S&Ds draw up roadmap to affordable housing and renovations – now it’s up to the Commission to act

As one of the largest consumers of energy in the EU, building stock has a big impact on the EU’s climate goals. Buildings are responsible for 40% of