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About: European Policy Issues

European Policy Issues

GMB is at the forefront of the European trade union campaign to balance the social and economic dimensions of Europe and ensure a future for our European Social Model. More

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Posting of Workers

Posting of Workers

Workers who are transferred on a temporary basis from one EU state to another or from outside the EU into an EU country are known as 'posted workers'. More

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Working Time

Working Time

The potential health and safety hazards of working excessively long hours are clear and trade unions around the world have long campaigned for a reasonable limit to working hours. More

Public Procurement

Public Procurement

GMB has a long history of working on Public Procurement through two revisions of these Directives at EU level. More

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Temporary Agency Workers

Temporary Agency Workers

Trade unions are campaigning at European and national level to get a fair deal for temporary agency workers. More

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European Works Councils

European Works Councils

The European Work Councils Directive provides the right for workers in multinational companies operating in Europe to meet and receive information and consultation. More

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