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Can trade and investment agreements provide decent work?

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

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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Foreign direct investment in the automotive sector set to trap CEE countries and Spain in low-wage competition

Car industry - FDI CEE countries

A recent ETUI publication investigates the impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the automotive industry in central and eastern European (CEE) countries and Spain and highlights its limitations.

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Being on a zero-hours contract is bad for your health

Young adults who are employed on zero-hours contracts are less likely to be in good health, and are at higher risk of poor mental health than workers with stable jobs, according to a research published on 5 July 2017 by the Institute of Education at the University College London.

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Bulgarian and Romanian trade unions go digital

In recent years, CEE trade unions have tried to broaden the range of services they offer and reach beyond their usual target groups. They have also made extensive use of modern information and communication technologies.

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