28 April 2014: World Day for Safety and Health at Work

22 April 2014

"Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work" is the theme chosen by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) for the 2014 edition of the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. An ILO report published in early February calls for measures to prevent or control the adverse effects of chemicals on workers, the public and the environment.


Scathing verdict on European work health policy

11 April 2014

France’s Santé & Travail magazine, which has close ties to health insurance organizations, joined with the ETUI’s dedicated health at work magazine HesaMag in a joint survey of how much work health is featuring in the run-up to May’s Euro-elections. Santé & Travail asked several MEPs for their verdict on the legislature now ending.


Collective Bargaining developments March 2014

8 April 2014

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


Plea for a new, more social Europe

7 April 2014

Germany’s Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, a foundation with trade union links, held a conference for a social Europe on 2 and 3 April ahead of the coming European elections in May. The event was organized in conjunction with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the Otto Brenner and Friedrich Ebert foundations. The proceedings kicked off with nothing short of a call to action by Süddeutsche Zeitung leader writer Heribert Prantl for a new more social Europe in touch with all its citizens.


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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