11th PERC Executive Committee

The 11th meeting of the PERC Executive Committee took place in Brussels on 19 of April. Members of the Executive Committee discussed the challenges trade union movement are facing now in Europe, approved PERC activity report and reports of the PERC Women’s Committee and the PERC Youth Committee. The PERC Executive Committee adopted workplan for 2017 and debated issues of migration, supply chains, trade union rights situation in some of European countries, violence at work standard setting process and ILO regional meeting.

The PERC Executive Committee approved resolution on migration, which summarized the debates that took place at the last PERC Summer School in September 2016 in Frankfurt, and a statement in solidarity support to the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions of Kazakhstan and protested repressions and imprisonment of its leaders and activists.

Boris Yaroshevich, the head of the Eastern Partnership department in the EU External Action Service informed about the Eastern Partnership review process and that role of the social partners is very important in bilateral and multilateral cooperation of the EU and the six countries concerned (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine). Andrzej Adamczyk ("NSZZ Solidarnosc" and European Economic and Social Committee) presented the work and challenges related to civil society monitoring of the implementation of the Association Agreements and the Deep Comprehensive Free Trade Areas (DCFTA).

The session on the multi-national enterprises and supply chains work included presentations of the ITUC supply chain frontline by Jaap Wienen, ITUC Deputy General Secretary, Esther Lynch, ETUC Confederal Secretary, presented the ETUC pay rise campaign "Europe needs a pay rise" payrise.eu. It was also presented different trade union’s experiences of using OECD MNE declaration mechanisms, due diligence legislation in France and the promotion of the decent work in supply chains in Bulgaria by CITUB President Plamen Dimitrov.

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