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ETUI debate asks, “can we create jobs in a ‘Post Growth’ World?”

22 sep 2018
The vital issue of how environmental sustainability can be achieved alongside social justice was debated at a meeting of experts this month hosted by the ETUI in Brussels. The ‘Post-Growth 2018’ conference on 20 September, which wrapped up a series of discussions that began two days earlier at the European Parliament, heard experts discuss whether,…

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Racism in the workplace still a problem, experts say

22 sep 2018
Workers in Europe are still regularly exposed to racism and xenophobia at the workplace, according to experts attending a recent trade union seminar organised by the ETUC and ETUI. Speakers at the seminar, held in Brussels on 10 September, highlighted that racism does not always take the form of subtle discrimination but can also include…

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TUC joins growing calls for a shorter working week

22 sep 2018
The UK’s Trade Union Congress (TUC) has become the latest European trade union confederation to call for a reduced working week, which ETUI researchers argue would deliver benefits of less stress, higher worker satisfaction and increased gender equality. At its annual Congress earlier this month, the TUC’s Director General, Frances O’Grady, said that advances in…

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Western Balkans failing to converge with EU, say researchers

22 sep 2018
Economic and social convergence between poorer and richer countries in the EU since the crisis is slowing and, in some cases, has gone into reverse, according to experts. Research articles in the latest issue of the SEER Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe, which focus on the Western Balkans, find numerous causes…

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Experts gather in Brussels to debate our ‘post-growth’ future

21 sep 2018
Experts are meeting this week in Brussels to discuss alternatives to the current economic model in the light of climate change. The Post-Growth 2018 Conference starting from 18 September will bring stakeholders together to explore and debate how to fairly manage the transition to an economy based on low or even zero growth. The two…

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Jaarlijks 50 miljoen extra voor Inspectie SZW

20 sep 2018
Beleid en overheidNieuwsartikelJe inspectie SZW krijgt van het kabinet jaarlijks 50 miljoen euro extra om te investeren in versterking van hun handhaving. Dit stond al in het regeerakkoord, maar is nu ook opgenomen in de begroting van SZW. De extra investering, die jaarlijks geleidelijk oploopt tot 2022, strookt ook met de Inspectie Control Framework. De…

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Collective Bargaining July/August 2018

20 sep 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 summer: 1. Europe – Pilots and crew members working at Ryanair organised a series of industrial actions all over Europe. The latest actions led to agreements in Ireland and…

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OSH e-tools help managing vehicle risks in transport on the road

19 sep 2018
19/09/2018OSH e-tools help managing vehicle risks in transport on the road An e-tools seminar on occupational safety and health in relation to driving and road transport brought together EU road safety experts on 18 and 19 September at the EU-OSHA’s headquarters in Bilbao. Amongst the key issues discussed were the main...

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New issue of Transfer on “work and employment grey zones” out now

19 sep 2018
The August 2018 edition of Transfer, the European Review of Labour and Research, has just been published with a focus on ‘work and employment grey zones: new ways to apprehend emerging labour market norms.’ The journal issue proposes a new approach to analysing work practices in global labour markets. In place of what they call…

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Inspectie SZW focust op vermindering gevaarlijke stoffen

17 sep 2018
Beleid en overheidNieuwsartikelDe Inspectie SZW voert regelmatig controles uit om te zien of werkgevers voldoende stappen ondernemen om blootstelling tegen gevaarlijke stoffen als Chroom V1 tegen te gaan. Dat blijkt uit een bericht dat zij eind vorige maand publiceerde. De focus van Inspectie SZW ligt op kankerverwekkende stoffen, waarbij de impact bij blootstelling hieraan dan…

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