Acceptance of European Social Charter provisions

This table provides an overview of EU Member States’ acceptance of ESC provisions.
Acceptance of European Social Charter provisions, by EU Member State
  Article AT BE BG CY EE FI FR HU IE IT LT LV MT NL PT RO SE SI SK CZ DE DK EL ES HR LU PL UK
Total accepted   14 24 17 15 23 26 31 17 27 30 24 26 20 30 31 17 23 29 25 15 15 18 21 22 15 16 10 14
Right to work 1 p/a
Just conditions of work 2 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Safe and healthy work conditions 3 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Fair remuneration 4 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Right to organise 5
Right to bargain collectively 6 p/a p/a p/a
Protection of children and young persons 7 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Protection of maternity of employed women 8 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Vocational guidance 9
Vocational training 10 p/a p/a p/a p/a
Protection of health 11
Social security 12 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Social and medical assistance 13 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Benefit from social welfare services 14 p/a
Persons with disabilities 15 p/a p/a p/a p/a
Protection of the family 16
Protection of children and young persons 17 p/a
Work in the territory of other Parties 18 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Protection and assistance of migrant workers 19 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Non-discrimination on the grounds of sex 20
Information and consultation 21
Participation in improvement of working conditions 22 p/a
Social protection of elderly persons 23
Protection in cases of termination of employment 24  
Protection in case of employer's insolvency 25
Dignity at work 26 p/a p/a
Workers with family responsibilities 27 p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a p/a
Protection of workers' representatives 28
Consultation in collective redundancy procedures 29
Protection against poverty and social exclusion 30
Housing 31 p/a p/a

 

accepted
p/a partly accepted
not accepted

Notes:

Under the reporting procedure, which is mandatory for all States Parties, the ECSR monitors the implementation of the treaty on a four-year cycle to ensure compliance with the provisions of the original 1961 and the 1996 ESC, as well as those of a 1988 Additional Protocol that extended the rights of the 1961 ESC to include, for instance, rights of the elderly to social protection. To cover all provisions during this cycle, the provisions are divided into four thematic groups so that states report on one of the four every year.

Source: FRA, 2013; data extracted from: Council of Europe website ‘European Social Charter - Table of accepted provisions’.

The information on this page is up to date as of 1 January 2014.