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Aída Ponce Del Castillo (ETUI) and Hildo Krop 09/2017

This Policy Brief provides information about the recently established ‘EU Observatory for Nanomaterials’, how it is being developed, its limitations and why it is not an ideal option.

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Jan Drahokoupil (ETUI) and Agnieszka Piasna (ETUI) 09/2017

This working paper investigates wage differences across Europe. It estimates to what extent wage gaps in average wages observed between countries are related to differences in workforce composition, in workplaces, as well as the types of jobs conducted in different countries. This report also assesses the observed differences in returns on endowments by identifying which sectors and occupational groups contribute most to the wage gap...

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Stefan Clauwaert 09/2017

This paper provides an overview of the CSRs in the field of employment and social policies and, in particular, an update of previous similar ETUI research.

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Petr Pavlínek, Ricardo Aláez-Aller, Carlos Gil-Canaleta and Miren Ullibarri-Arce  08/2017

Foreign Direct Investment and the development of the automotive industry

This working paper provides an overview of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the automotive industry in Eastern Europe and Spain since the 1990s.

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Edited by David Natali (ed.) 06/2017

The new pension mix

This book looks at the most recent developments in pension policy and politics in Europe and advances our understanding of the field in three respects: firstly, it contributes to improve our knowledge of the most recent reform wave passed in the wake of the recent economic and financial crisis; secondly, it assesses the long-term financial and social sustainability of pensions; thirdly, it analyses the politics of pensions and the wa...

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Edited by Andrea Ciampani and Pierre Tilly 06/2017

This publication is a follow-up to the book 1973-2013: 40 years of history of the European Trade Union Confederation. It looks more closely at how different trade union models in different European countries, traditions and cultures have come together within this organisation. As in the first volume, the contributors take a historical perspective, highlighting the determinants, developments and legacies of the relationship that the...

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Béla Galgóczi 05/2017

This working paper looks at wage developments in central and eastern Europe (CEE) over the past twenty years and shows that wages are not only low compared to western Europe but, as demonstrated by a number of variables, also tend to be lower than what the economic potential of these countries would allow for.

Education

29/11 - 1/12/2017
Athens, Greece

Like a hydra, precarious work is extending the number of its tentacles. Forms of precarious work have increased and evolved since the economic crisis and are being transformed by the development of the digital economy.

Unions thus need to re-examine the issue and their strategies for improving working conditions, OSH, legal protection and the scope of collective bargaining to support and organise precarious workers.

Course - Workshop

Pathway: F5

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Edited by Magdalena Bernaciak and Marta Kahancová 05/2017

This book provides a detailed account of the innovative practices pursued by trade unions in Central and Eastern Europe since 2008. The book covers eleven post-socialist states that joined the EU in 2004, 2007 and 2013: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.

News

Can trade and investment agreements provide decent work?

19 September 2017

The ETUI debate on trade and investment agreements took place at the European Economic and Social Committee on the 12th of September and was chaired by the ETUI General Director Philippe Pochet.

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Workers in arduous and hazardous jobs see pension rights threatened

18 September 2017

The latest ETUI-OSE lunch debate focused on retirement regimes for workers in arduous and hazardous jobs (WAHJ). The discussion drew on a recent European Social Policy Network study drafted by Bart Vanhercke, Slavina Spasova and David Natali from the European Social Observatory (OSE). The debate was chaired by the Director of the ETUI Research department Maria Jepsen.

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Edudays 2017

13 September 2017

The next ETUI EduDays 2017 will take place from 4th till 6th October 2017 in Gif-sur-Yvette (France).
The 2017 edition of EduDays will, once again, be an opportunity to gather together the European community of trade union education and training, to have some time for debate, to share experiences and to build and strengthen our networks.

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Collective bargaining developments July/August 2017

12 September 2017

Here are the most important developments at European and member state level from the summer issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter:

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Digitalisation and Brexit viewed from a south-east European perspective

11 September 2017

The latest issue of the SEER Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe focuses on the potential effects of digitalization on the labour markets in the region. It also identifies and evaluates the risks of Brexit for Eastern Europe.

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Transfer tackles the consequences of digitalization on the European labour market

5 September 2017

The new edition of Transfer explores developments in the digital economy and the likely implications for Europe’s workers. This new issue is the second-part of a two issue extensive exploration of the consequences of digitalization on Europe’s labour markets.

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France: Government unveils its plans to overhaul the Labour Code

31 August 2017

On 31 August, the French Government published the fruits of its work over the summer months – five decrees laying out far-reaching reforms to the Labour Code.

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  • What drives wage gaps in Europe?

    This working paper investigates wage differences across Europe. It estimates to what extent wage gaps in average wages observed between countries are related to differences in workforce composition, in workplaces, as well as the types of jobs conducted in different countries. This report also assesses the observed differences in returns on endowments by identifying which sectors and occupational groups contribute most to the wage gaps observed at the country level. Read more

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About ETUI

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

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