European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI)
The European Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CESI) is a confederation of 40 trade union organisations from 20 European countries and 4 European trade union organisations, with a total of more than 5 million individual members. 1 further trade union organisation enjoys observer status. Founded in 1990, CESI advocates improved employment conditions for workers in Europe and a strong social dimension in the EU. CESI and its members are involved in advocacy work as an interest group and in social dialogue as a recognised European social partner.
Our campaign pledge
CESI pledges to run expert meetings in different configurations on challenges related to a responsible management and more effective prevention of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). CESI will relay news from its network to EU-OSHA and campaign partners. In the same way, CESI pledges to disseminate campaign-related information by EU-OSHA and campaign partners to its member organisations, affiliates and external stakeholder partners.
The EU-OSHA Healthy Workplaces Campaign 2020-22 on ‘Work-related musculoskeletal disorders: Healthy Workplaces lighten the load’ addresses one of CESI's core priorities. As a trade union confederation, CESI has for long worked to promote adequate health and safety measures for all workers. This concerns not only the management of occupational psychosocial risks or dangerous substances, but especially also the handling of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). At CESI, we believe that this Healthy Workplaces Campaign edition brings to the front an occupational hazard that is still underestimated, despite being a more and more common cause of disability, leave and early retirement - both among blue-collar and office workers. As a European trade union umbrella organisation and social partner, CESI will contribute to the success of the campaign by reaching out to -and working with- its extensive union network across Europe to raise awareness for a more preventative and effective curative handling of work-related MSDs, including through collective agreements.
Senior Policy Adviser
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