Skip to comments.Brussels drops plans for EU law limiting right to strike
Posted on 09/14/2012 6:39:02 PM PDT by Olog-hai
The European Commission has withdrawn proposed legislation limiting workers right to strike, amid a furor from trade unions and EU lawmakers in Parliament who waved a "yellow card" to Brussels for stepping over national sovereignty.
Critics had condemned the so-called Monti II regulation over its implications for European social rights and for interfering with national sovereignty. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) rejected the proposal as it restricts the right to take collective action.
Governments claimed the right to strike was an issue to be regulated at the national level, and so the Monti II legislationnamed after Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who drafted a similar clause while he served as commissioner for the single marketconflicted with the principle of subsidiarity laid down in the treaty (of Lisbon).
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