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Grigor Gradev scholarhip awarded for research on social protection in Central and Eastern Europe

25 apr 2018
The first recipient of a major research prize funded by the ETUC and ITUC is a young scholar from Latvia who will investigate whether enforcement of social protection in Central and Eastern Europe has suffered from the fallout from the economic crisis. Ieva Bloma, a PhD student at the European University Institute in Florence, has…

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Book launch: ‘Labour market policies in the era of pervasive austerity’

25 apr 2018
Most analysts suspect that years of austerity measures have had a profound impact on labour market and social policies as governments grapple with shrinking budgets and ‘new social risks’. But until now there have been few systematic attempts to map these shifts across European countries. A new book and Working Paper just published by Sotiria…

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Trade unions reiterate their support for the directive on work-life balance

25 apr 2018
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) reiterated its support for the proposal for a European directive on work-life balance for parents and carers at an ETUI Monthly Forum on 17 April. The main results of a comparative study of the systems already in place in the Member States, which the ETUI had requested from the…

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Collective Bargaining March 2018

25 apr 2018
Find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level over the month of March. 1. Czechia – Trade unions and management of the country’s biggest car maker, Škoda Auto, negotiate wages since the start of 2018. After unsuccessful rounds of…

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Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances: 2018-19 campaign officially launched!

24 apr 2018
24/04/2018Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances: 2018-19 campaign officially launched! Dangerous substances continue to pose risks to the safety and health of Europe’s workers. Raising awareness of the need to eliminate exposure to these substances — and manage them where that’s not possible — is the focus of the new campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances.…

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2019 ETUC Brian Bercusson Award on European labour law

24 apr 2018
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has instituted an award to honour the outstanding and dynamic scientific work, of great value to the European trade union movement, of the late labour law Professor Brian Bercusson: the ETUC Brian Bercusson Award. Through this Award, the ETUC and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) support academic research…

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Watch live: Launch of the 2018-19 Campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances

24 apr 2018
24/04/2018Watch live: Launch of the 2018-19 Campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances EU-OSHA launches today in Brussels the new 2018-19 Campaign Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances. In the next two years, the campaign will be raising awareness and understanding of the risks that dangerous substances pose to workers. It will promote techniques for proper management…

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IMF highlights absence of convergence in the Eurozone

23 apr 2018
The economic convergence envisaged by the founders of the eurozone has not happened and Europe’s economies risk growing further apart unless a raft of reforms are implemented, the IMF’s Europe Director told an audience at the ETUI’s Monthly Forum on 22nd March. The IMF’s stance on the growing disparities in the eurozone echoes key findings…

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Inspectie SZW: Nederland werkt steeds onveiliger

20 apr 2018
De praktijkNieuwsartikelMeer dan 4000 werknemers overleden in 2016 als gevolg van een beroepsziekte, meldt de Inspectie SZW in het rapport Staat van Arbeidsveiligheid. In datzelfde rapport staat ook dat er jaarlijks 50 tot 70 mensen overlijden aan een ongeval op het werk. In 2017 moest de Inspectie SZW ruim 2500 keer uitrukken voor een arbeidsongeval,…

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Military Trade Unionism in Europe

20 apr 2018
EUROMIL, the European Organisation of Military Associations, together with the ETUI, organised a lunch debate on “Military Trade Unionism in Europe” on 21 March 2018. Peter Scherrer, ETUC Deputy General Secretary, opened the debate by stating that the right of workers to have their voices heard, the right to form and join trade unions is…

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