The European Sunday Alliance reminds all members and supporters to also take action on the Eve of the 3 March on Sunday, 2 March 2014, as the EUROPEAN DAY FOR A WORK-FREE SUNDAY! The focus of this year’s CALL FOR ACTION will lie on combining work-free Sunday and decent working hours for workers and citizens and economic competitiveness. Read more
On 25th February 2014, in Dusseldorf, at Ver.di headquarters, the German Sunday Alliance held its Annual meeting aiming at taking stock of campaigns in the different federal states and regional alliances with a view to protect a work-free Sunday and to defend the right for German workers and citizens to enjoy a common day of rest with family and friends. Read more
The European Sunday Alliance welcomes a new member from the Netherlands!
The European Sunday Alliance is happy to inform you that as of today, the RMU – de Reformatorisch Maatschappelijke Unie – has joined the Alliance.
This Dutch organization defends the interests of employers, employees and the self-employed and is as such both a Union and an employers’ organization. It provides its members with information, judicial advice and help with negotiations. The RMU is a strong supporter of the work-free Sunday and we are therefore thankful that they have chosen to join us.
The Conference gathered 120 participants, the European Sunday Alliance officially launched a Pledge for a work-free Sunday and decent work, ahead of the European elections 2014. Read more
European elections 2014: THE PLEDGE !
The European Sunday Alliance calls on all it’s Members and Supporters to support the Campaign
“Pledge for a work-free Sunday and decent work ahead of the European elections 2014”
A work-free Sunday and decent working hours are of paramount importance for citizens and workers throughout Europe and are not necessarily in conflict with economic competitiveness.
Especially in the present time of socio-economic crisis, the adoption of legislation extending working hours to late evenings, nights, bank holidays and Sundays has direct consequences for the working conditions of employees and for small and medium sized enterprises. Competitiveness needs innovation, innovation needs creativity and creativity needs recreation!
Don Bosco International is an international NGO based in Brussels that provides a platform for a fruitful dialogue between the religious congregation of the Salesians of Don Bosco and the international organizations in Europe, particularly those interacting with the main European institutions. Like all the organisations in the Salesian network the world over, DBI was set up to serve, defend and advocate with and for young people, in particular those who are poor, abandoned and in danger, young migrants, those who are at risk or disadvantaged, securing their right to education and actively addressing issues of poverty, social exclusion and discrimination while promoting children’s rights and the integral development of the human person. Its methods of operation are based on Don Bosco’s preventive system. Don Bosco International is part of a network of Salesian partners present in 14 EU Member States and Croatia, that when taken together run 406 educational centres serving 182,500 students in formal education and countless other young people within the various structures set up for the young people’s benefit.www.sdb.org
The Committee regrets the lack of reliable statistical data on the nature and extent of the exemptions from Sunday rest that are granted by the labour inspectorate and stresses that the number of such exemptions has substantially increased.