European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.


Standardisation is increasingly affecting the working conditions (product safety, nanotechnology, environment, service, energy, transport, etc.): ETUI is currently dealing with "mandated" standards supporting "product" Directives, with priority given to standards covering machinery safety and ergonomics. These pages also offer information and recommendations on how trade unions can play a role in ensuring that standards adequately integrate workers' concerns.


The significant impact of Standardisation on workers can be measured by looking at the list of Sectors where standards are being prepared, as well as by looking at this brochure produced by CEN & CENELEC.

The reader is invited to explore the issue of HesaMag providing a special report provides fresh information and reflections on the new opportunities for trade union involvement in Standardisation.


A reminder of the work carried out by the "Editorial Committee" for the "Joint Initiative on European Standardisation" under the Single Market Strategy [(COM)2015, 550final], shown on action on this photo from one of the various meetings, involving the same Commission team (Bollens, Mamalis, Grones, Vaccaro, Viljanen, Tessarolo) that successfully finalized the Vademecum on European Standardisation.

In this photo, under the supervision of Mr. Aguinaga, the chairmanship of Mr. Bollens is addressing and solving smoothly difficult items, with full satisfaction of the experts around the table regardless of their different background and sponsorship.

Stefano Boy and Christophe Hauert, and later Guido De Jongh and Katrin Behnke, ensured the active contribution of ETUI and ETUC.