Dorothee Fischer

Equal treatment and social protection for cross-border and seasonal workers

On 19 June 2020, the European Parliament approved a resolution in which it asks the Commission to end labour abuses and frauds of cross-border and seasonal workers who have suffered, especially, since the COVID-19 crisis. I stressed during the plenary debate that it is necessary to end the negative image of the sector so that …

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New legal frameworks for the proper coordination of social security systems

In the Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, I have defended the need to promote the current measures and promote new legal frameworks for a correct coordination of the social security systems in all EU Member States. Let’s fight so that all workers can enjoy the same rights and protection in the …

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COVID-19 should be classified as an occupational hazard

In a speech which I gave at the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament, I asked the Commission to include COVID-19 in the group with the highest health risk in the classification of biological agents, and to review the Safety Framework and Occupational Health Directive recognising COVID-19 as an occupational hazard, …

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CORONAVIRUS: NAVIGATING A NEW STORM WITH AN OLD BOAT?

Together with Irina De Sancho, Senior Political Advisor on Employment and Social Policy at the European Parliament I published a response paper explaining how the fiscal and financial architecture of the EU should be changed, in order to protect the rights of citizens and the social welfare state in situations of economic crisis.   We …

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The European Commission has to adapt measures to safeguard the mental health of workers

On the occasion of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, I have published an article on the challenges that await us after Covid-19. I ask the European Commission to put mental health issues on the agenda of the next Strategic Framework of the EU to recognise anxiety, depression and burnout as occupational …

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European solidarity to protect the welfare state: a response to COVID-19

This crisis, being in its genesis of health, will undoubtedly end, as it is already doing, in an economic and social crisis similar to the crisis of 2008. But if we do not want to repeat the same mistakes, it is urgent to implement the structural changes necessary to shield social rights and universal public …

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