An online petition urges the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, and the European Commission to protect whistleblowers in the EU by agreeing to a directive which includes the right to seek advice from a trade union and NGOs and the right to be represented by a trade union.
It also seeks the right to contact law enforcement directly with safe disclosure to journalists while ensuring adequate safeguards for existing national whistleblower laws.
The petition argues that thanks to whistleblowers the public found out about scandals like Lux-Leaks, the Panama and Paradise papers on tax evasion, Dieselgate on environment, as well as many scandals involving food safety, health and elderly care.
“We’ve been fighting for years to gain strong protections for whistleblowers in the EU. After long and persistent campaigning, together let’s tell the EU to secure strong protections for whistleblowers,” the petition claims while urging the supporters to sign the petition.
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