Some claim social dialogue is a luxury in a crisis when quick decisions are needed. On the contrary, the pandemic has proved.
The Commission’s latest so-called Country Specific Recommendations on strengthening the European economy show a slightly greater emphasis on social issues: a welcome (if inadequate) shift, in trade union eyes. This translates into more flexibility on budget deficits, and recognition of the importance of education and training, quality public services and access to affordable childcare. The […]