Social dumping: Belgian unions hit out at transport sector fraud

18 July 2014

Belgium’s socialist transport workers’ union BTB-UBOT has handed the authorities the names of 85 companies hiring drivers at well below Belgian minimum wage rates via Eastern European subsidiaries.


Social developments report 2013: blueprint for a new European social agenda

3 July 2014

Given the need to jumpstart growth and tackle Europe’s unemployment and investment crisis, this year’s edition of Social developments in the European Union advocates a complete reorientation of the EU’s socio-economic policies. The fifteenth annual report on the state of social Europe, written by the European Social Observatory (OSE) and published by the ETUI, was launched at a well-attended conference at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels on 1 July.


Collective Bargaining June 2014

3 July 2014

Highlights of the June issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the following most important developments at European and member state level over the past month:


Workplace chemicals: ETUI puts RISCTOX database online

27 June 2014

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has joined with the Spanish Trade Union Institute ISTAS to develop the RISCTOX chemicals database. Workers can now access data cards through the ETUI website on 100,000-odd chemicals.


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The European Trade Union Institute is the independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) which itself affiliates European trade unions into a single European umbrella organisation. The ETUI places its expertise – acquired in particular in the context of its links with universities, academic and expert networks – in the service of workers’ interests at European level and of the strengthening of the social dimension of the European Union. Read more