Reports from Germany: EU social Commissioner appalled stations concerning instances of maladministration in battle

EU Commissioner responsible for social Affairs, Nicolas Schmit has expressed shocked over the failure to respect the rights of workers in the German meat factor

Reports from Germany: EU social Commissioner appalled stations concerning instances of maladministration in battle

EU Commissioner responsible for social Affairs, Nicolas Schmit has expressed shocked over the failure to respect the rights of workers in the German meat factories. If necessary, will intervene with a new Directive, said Schmit, in an Interview with the German press Agency in Brussels. "It can't be that in Europe there is a whole category of workers, which is beyond all Right," said the Luxembourg social Democrat.

said a report on working conditions, working hours and accommodation of Eastern European workers in German abattoirs, he said: "I was horrified." This had long been ignored,however, in the Corona-crisis-blown, as in battle numerous infections operated occurred. The Problem there is, but not only in Germany but also, for example, in the case of seasonal workers in southern Europe.

"This is not what we have identified in the pillars of the social rights," said Schmit, with a view to the EU agreement of November 2017, the workers, assuring basic rights and fair wages. "There can't be such holes in this pillar, these people are not covered at all social." Many seasonal workers, factory workers or bogus self-employed are not protected by the EU posting of workers Directive.

"We need clarification," said Schmit. He welcome the fact that the Federal government is dealing with it. Minister of social Affairs, Hubertus Heil, have agreed, during the German EU-do presidency from July to December something. The European Parliament also have to be turned on and will debate this week about the Problem.

"so We need to see: we Need a Directive –I'm all for it –or we must simply ensure that social and labour applied right to these people, and that controls are in place," said Schmit. "We will monitor that very closely and also see that there must be no work in the legal space. I say this for Germany, but I speak also for all the other member States, which have many seasonal workers.“

Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 07:20

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