Europeans have paid a high price for years of austerity and empty promises, and this, in combination with rising inequalities among member states, has meant that the European project is now under threat. In order to restore citizens’ trust in the future, our political family now has to mobilise and take the next step in the fight for Social Europe. The European Pillar of Social Rights still needs more work, it can still be improved on, but it is important to proclaim it soon so that it can serve as a roadmap to an EU that puts people before profits.
The next important chapter of this book will be the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth, to take place in Gothenburg, Sweden on 17 November. Policymakers and civil society, including SOLIDAR, will be discussing guidelines for fair wages that ensure decent standards of living for citizens, all citizens. Together with our partners we are set to fight for a Europe that will offer fair wages that provide for decent living standards, for a Europe that tackles and eliminates precarious jobs and “zero” hours contracts, for a Europe that enthusiastically embraces the opportunities of digitalisation, while ensuring that the rights of workers employed in the newly emerged platforms are guaranteed! And finally, we will fight for a Europe where women and men are paid the same wages across all its member states and across all sectors.
To show support for the proclamation of the Pillar, to create the momentum and to emphasise the commitment to workers in Europe in occasion of the World Day of Decent Work, the PES is launching an online campaign that we invite you to join!
All you need to do is to post on Facebook and Twitter between 5 and 11 October, (i.e. around the World Day for Decent Work on 7 October) using the ready-to-use visuals that you can find on this page in several languages.
Our fight for a more social Europe deserves visibility, let’s engage online!