Highlights of this double issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the following most important developments at European and member state level over the summer:
Social dumping has become one of the most pressing political and social concerns in the EU as it exerts downward pressure on wages and working conditions. A new ETUI working paper provides a definition of social dumping, explores the mechanisms underlying these practices and demonstrates how the EU’s internal market policies and the enlargement process have provided market actors with new incentives and opportunities to circumvent social regulations.
The XXth World Congress on Safety and Health at Work, held in Frankfurt (Germany) from 24-27 August, brought together nearly 4,000 participants. The ETUI was represented by Aida Ponce Del Castillo, the head of the ETUI Working Conditions, Health & Safety unit.
The ETUI will participate in a new research project on the causes and consequences of the inclusion of labour provisions in preferential trade agreements (PTAs). The project is financed by the Swiss Network for International Studies and includes several other consortium members (e.g. the ILO).
News 28 May 2014
Course on line, 1 Oct - 31 Mar 2015
15 Sep 2014
London, Wolfson Theatre, Lower Ground Floor, New Academic Building
17 Sep 2014
ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5, 1210 Bruxelles ETUI meeting room – 7ème étage, 12h30-14h00
24 Sep - 26 Sep 2014
Hotel Thon Europe, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
15 Oct - 16 Oct 2014
Brussels, International Trade Union House, Boulevard Albert II, 5, 1210 Brussels
21 Nov 2014
Residence Palace (room Polak), 155 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Bruxelles, 14-16h
4 Sep 2014
Please note - New venue: ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels, ETUI meeting room 7 floor; 12h30-14h
27 May 2014
ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels, room B, 12h30-14h
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