Friday, 16 December 2011

Europe Bans Blacklist


YESTERDAY in Strasbourg, the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) passed a law to make the blacklisting of workers in the European Union illegal. Labour M.E.P's Stephen Hughes and Glenis Wilmott, were the main movers according to the Blacklist Support Group.

1 comment:

Blanco said...

This is the full amedment:
Blacklisting -
'Motion for a resolution paragraph 24': "Calls on the commission to propose a directive protecting people who legitimately draw attention to and investigate unacknowledged risk in an enterprise."
Amendment Vicenzo Iovine, Maria Harkin, Sylvana Rapti, Stephen Hughes.

24. "Calls on the Commission to propose a directive protecting individuals who legitimately warn of OHS unacknowledged risks, notably by notifying the appropriate labour inspectorate; these individuals should be protected in order to prevent any pressure being exerted on them (threats of dismissal, etc); calls in this regard on the Commission to put an end to blacklisting of such workers by making sure that such a violation of a fundamental labour right is prevented by means of effective, proportionate and dissuasive sanctions."

The amendment was adopted to the Delli report, on the mid-term review of the Commission's current health and safety program in the Employment Committee. The compromise amendment had the support of all three main political groups.