(31 July 2018) On May 15th 2018 the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) filed a formal complaint with the General Court of the European Court of Justice against the European Commission. The European Commission refused to bring forward the social dialogue agreement on information and consultation rights to Council. The Agreement, that was reached with the employers of central government administration in December 2015 ensured that all workers had the right to information and consultation on key matters to workers such as restructuring, health and safety and working time amongst others.
The Court has now published our plea’s key arguments in the Official Journal, and you will find the summary available in all EU languages here
The European Commission is one of the signatories of the pillar of social rights that provides for information and consultation rights for all workers in the EU. These rights are now being denied to 9.8 million employees in central government administrations. EPSU argues that the Commission should respect the treaty and it should not undermine European social dialogue.
The European Commission now has to respond to our application in order to move forward with this case.