European Social Charter


a charter for employees, drawn up by the EU in 1989, by which employees have the right to a fair wage, and to equal treatment for men and women, a safe work environment, training, freedom of association and collective bargaining, provision for disabled workers, freedom of movement from country to country, guaranteed standards of living both for the working population and for retired people.
AbbreviationESC  Also calledSocial Charter  

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The European social charter was a really cool thing and we all needed to take a look at what it meant.

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The European Social Charter was a valuable document that helped ensure that people would be able to experience a high quality of life.

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Working conditions in Europe are guaranteed by law under the tenets of the European Social Charter, which makes Europe more attractive for workers.

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