ETUC participated in the High-Level Forum on Standardization

The first meeting of the High-Level Forum on European Standardization took place on 20 January 2023. Speaking on behalf of ETUC, the European Trade Union Confederation, Vice-President Oliver Roethig made the case for strengthening the involvement of unions in standard setting.

Mr Roethig stated: “The ETUC very much welcomes this initiative, because the ETUC actively participates in standard setting at all levels. Standards impact the organization of work and that is core business for trade unions. Workers are on the receiving end of standards so trade unions can bring in a real bottom-up perspective to the process. Together with UNI Europa, the ETUC is setting a standard in Europe on personal protective equipment for hairdressers – in close cooperation with the Europena Commission, glove manufacturers, and the hairdressing social partners, based on an initiative contained in a sectoral social partner agreement”.


You can read the full text of his intervention here.


Giovanni COLLOT


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