The ongoing inflow of people seeking refuge, fleeing poverty, war and persecution is posing a number of challenges to our societies in Europe. Global migration is by no means a new phenomenon. It is an inherent feature of the 21st century. Migrants regardless of their motivation to seek refuge in the EU have to be humanely and responsibly treated.
Access to the Labour Market - an opportunity for all
Improving access to the labour market for migrants is key to contributing to their integration into society. However, once, they make a living, pay taxes and contribute to the social security systems, migrants can and should be an opportunity to Europe’s economy and societies.
IndustriAll Europe and Ceemet acknowledge that employers and trade unions have a key role to play in ensuring the successful integration of all migrants in the labour market.
6 focus points to a successful integration
IndustriAll Europe and Ceemet formulated 6 focus points. They cover topics of cooperation between stakeholders, access to education and respect for the principle of equality of opportunity and treatment between national and migrant workers
Read more about the 6 focus points and an example on how social partners create added-value in the attached position paper.
>> The word « migrant » refers in this text to all third-country nationals.
>> IndustriAll Europe-Ceemet joint statement has been developed in the context of the refugees and migration crisis that Europe undergoes since the past years.