Two complementary pieces of law for improved worker protection?

To explore how REACH will affect existing worker protection legislation, the ETUC and the ETUI, held a conference on “REACH and worker protection legislation: two complementary pieces of law for improved worker protection?” in Brussels on 19 September 2006.

A special focus has been put on the linkages between REACH and two sets of worker protection rules - the Chemicals and Carcinogens Directives. The conference has given ETUC-affiliated unions and other economic, political and institutional players an opportunity to trade views ahead of November’s scheduled second reading in the European Parliament. It also aimed to help inform the social dialogue in European industry.