The European Green Deal will accelerate the transformation of the automotive supply chain, but a coalition of employers, trade unions, industry and environmental organisations are concerned that social consequences haven’t got the consideration they deserve.
Ahead of the European Parliament committee’s scrutiny of the Commission’s ‘Fit for 55 Package’, the coalition is launching a joint briefing with a common set of demands for a Just Transition framework for the automotive and mobility sectors, an eco-system that employs 16 million workers in Europe and is the backbone of industry in Europe.
The virtual event on Tuesday 7 December from 14:00 – 15:00 is co-hosted by MEPs Mohammed Chahim /Agnes Jongerius (S&D, Netherlands), Michal Wiezik (EPP, Slovakia), Michael Bloss (Greens, Germany), and will hear from trade unions, environmentalists and industry their common call for action for a Just Transition framework built on:
- Mapping of employment impacts at company, regional and national levels to ensure effective skills intelligence and anticipation of change
- Policy support and exchanges of best practices: the extension of the Just Transition Platform to the scope of the European Green Deal.
- Transition planning and social dialogue, including negotiated transition plans at company, regional and sectoral levels, and strengthening of social dialogue through binding social conditionality on access to EU funds.
- Adequate resources for active labour market policies, including retraining and upskilling, through a dedicated fund for the mobility ecosystem.