COVID-19: Transport workers have a right to protective equipment!

10 Apr 2020

 

MAKING SURE PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AGAINST COVID-19 IS AVAILABLE AT YOUR WORKPLACE

Argumentation for trade union representatives


 

 EMPLOYERS HAVE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE MEANS TO PROTECT WORKERS AGAINST COVID-19.

 

When your employer refuses to provide the essential protective equipment, it can seem difficult to find the right sources to base your arguments on. Fortunately, there are three EU Directives on the protection of health and safety that can help you out. All three directives have been transposed into national legislation – the links for more on that are provided in the overview document.

 

ETF prepared a short overview of legislation (for download here and on your right).

This is a general overview that can help trade union representatives in arguing for protective equipment in the workplace. Make sure to check your national legislation for detailed information on the different provisions.

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