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Detecting work-related diseases using alert and sentinel systems: a report of the European Agency for Safety and Health at work

16 feb 2019
A report of the European Agency for Safety and Health at work (EU-OSHA) analyses the alert and sentinel systems used in various European countries for the early detection of work-related diseases. This report is based on the analysis of twelve national schemes implemented in European countries or the United States, all of which help to…

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Just transition – not just another transition

16 feb 2019
Almost 10 years ago, the successor to the international Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, known for its report, Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add Up, published a follow-up, Beyond GDP: Measuring What Counts for Economic and Social Performance, in which the authors put more emphasis on inequality and sustainability.…

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Collective Bargaining January 2019

16 feb 2019
Find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level in January 2019: 1. Greece – The first increase in the country’s minimum wage in nearly a decade is a fact as government announced that the standard monthly minimum wage would…

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Grigor Gradev scholarship 2019 is open for applications

16 feb 2019
Applications have opened for the 2019 round of the Gridor Gradev scholarship for young researchers. The three month scholarship based at the ETUI was set up in honour of Grigor Gradev, the former Director of the CITUB research institute, who died in 2016. The scholarship is awarded annually and is funded by the ETUC and…

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Publication of the directive introducing new limit values into the European legislation on carcinogens

15 feb 2019
On 31 January 2019, the Official Journal of the European Union published the text of Directive 2019/130. This directive constitutes the second step of the process of revising the Directive on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (CMD). The revision of the CMD was launched…

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“Back to the future”: Trade unions need a positive new narrative to win back workers’ votes

14 feb 2019
The rise of right-wing populist ideas and parties almost everywhere in Europe is a burning problem for the trade union movement, as a portion of its members have been seduced by the populist discourse and often simplistic promises propagated by these parties. Moreover, with European elections less than four months away, there is a risk…

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Protecting without being protected. Basic EU social standards not applied to security personnel in the EU

14 feb 2019
In recent years, the EU has frequently made use of the provisions in Article 153 of the TFEU to set minimum standards on working and employment conditions of workers in the EU. Although the European Commission consistently tries to define “workers” as broadly as possible to include all workers, the Council has often sought to…

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An international comparison of the cost of work-related accidents and illnesses: publications in 25 languages

14 feb 2019
14/02/2019An international comparison of the cost of work-related accidents and illnesses: publications in 25 languages New estimates from an international project show that work-related accidents and illnesses cost the EU at least EUR 476 billion every year. The cost of work-related cancers alone amounts to EUR 119.5 billion. The summary of the main results and…

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Please confirm your subscription to OSHmail

14 feb 2019
14/02/2019Please confirm your subscription to OSHmail We thank you all for your loyal commitment to our monthly OSH newsletter and your interest in EU-OSHA’s projects and activities. We would like to continue having you as a subscriber. Under the new data protection regulation for EU Institutions and...

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EU-OSHA working hand in hand with EU legislation

14 feb 2019
14/02/2019EU-OSHA working hand in hand with EU legislation In its 25th anniversary year, EU-OSHA reflects on the significance of the 1989 Framework Directive on Safety and Health at Work and looks forward to supporting a more recent initiative to make Europe’s workplaces safer and healthier: the European Pillar of Social Rights.

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