Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Terry Scuoler, CEO of the UK manufactures' organisation EEF has been elected as the new Chairman of CEEMET's Board of Directors. His term will last until the end of June 2017. Terry said he is pleased to continue the good work of CEEMET’s former Chairman Jean-Francois Pilliard, Director General of UIMM, and “lead CEEMET in discussions with officials at the Commission and Parliament over the next three years. We are at a critical time for the future of the European institutions following the European elections and the EU economy, but there is a growing consensus in favour of an industrial renaissance and increased competitiveness. I hope to support and contribute to future policies that will help deliver this vision”.
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
CEEMET Congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker on his election as the next President of the European Commission and welcomes the strong vote of confidence given to him by the European Parliament in today’s vote.
“Now that the President of the Commission has been confirmed in post he must ensure the Commission’s agenda delivers on the five priorities he has set, in particular ensuring growth and job creation. We are convinced that industrial renaissance is at the heart of the European growth and jobs strategy and, that firm and bold action is needed to reach this goal.” Commented Terry Scuoler, CEEMET’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and EEF’s CEO. “The future of European competitiveness is vital to our industry’s future in Europe and we hope the new Commission will succeed in delivering the set priorities.” Uwe Combüchen, CEEMET Director General concluded.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
CEEMET today launched a blueprint for an industrial renaissance across the EU at a breakfast meeting with MEPs in Strasbourg.“Manufacturing is critical to the future of the European economy, providing the economic growth and high skill jobs we urgently need. But, we cannot go on doing the same things over and over again and expect to see a different result. The recent elections have sent an uncomfortable message to European policymakers that must now be heeded as a matter of urgency” stressed Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF and Chair of CEEMET Board.
Friday, June 13, 2014
CEEMET questions the timing of a new EU Strategic Framework on Health and
Safety (H&S) at Work 2014-2020, published in a Commission Communication on June 6. We believe that any new EU OSH (occupational safety and health) Strategic Framework should be delayed until the Commission completes its evaluation and review of all existing OSH legislation. Launching a new OSH strategy now will prejudice the outcome of this ongoing evaluation. “It
would very much be a case of putting the cart before the horse” says CEEMET H&S Committee Chairperson Terry Woolmer.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In an in-depth feature on the state of European Manufacturing, international competition and EU spending on research and development, CEEMET’s Director General Uwe Combüchen talks about the skills deficit and matching production with clients’ needs.
“We simply need to invest more in education and training if we are going to be able to keep up with our competitors. Europe is slowly learning – Germany, Austria and Denmark are bright examples of successful systems with high levels of work-based learning ”.
“Niche can mean highly individualised production that responds better to clients’ needs with production spread around the world,” says CEEMET’s Director General.
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Monday, May 19, 2014
CEEMET is looking for a Senior Public Affairs Advisor to join our team to strengthen the links between industry and European stakeholders. Please read more and if you are interested, contact the CEEMET Secretariat. Closing date for applications is Monday 30 June 2014.
Friday, May 09, 2014
Employers in the MET (metal, engineering and technology based industries) sector understand how occupational safety and health (OSH) concerns can be multifactorial, impacted by both work and non-work contributory factors. Workplace mental health which includes psychosocial risks is one example. This is a key message in a CEEMET position paper published today on mental health at the work place.
It is also important to remember that both employers and employees have a shared responsibility under the Framework Directive to achieve improvements in health and safety (H&S) conditions. Consequently, efforts to improve OSH standards should not solely rest with the employer, but also rest with the individual.
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