Commissioner Thyssen participates to the G7 Labour and Employment ministers meeting in Turin

Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen will attend the meeting of G7 Labour and Employment Ministers on 29 – 30 September in Turin (Italy). The meeting will focus on the Future of Work in the light of the “Action Plan on Innovation, Labour and Skills” endorsed by G7 Leaders in Taormina at the end of May 2017. The aim of the ministers’ meeting is to agree on commitments of the G7 countries in the areas of skills, labour rights, social protection and social dialogue to improve the future of work. Commissioner Thyssen said ahead of the meeting: “The European economy is in its fifth year of recovery and more people are in employment than ever before. But growth in itself is not enough. We need more social fairness and less inequality. Our citizens must be prepared for the changing world of work. It is the responsibility of policy makers to set the right framework so that change creates opportunities rather than risks. With the Pillar of Social Rights, Europe leads the way.