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16/11/2017

The European Pillar of Social Rights in historical perspective

Philippe Pochet

In the run to the special ‘Social Summit’ due to be held in Gothenburg tomorrow, where details of the European Pillar of Social Rights are expected to be announced, read hereunder the blog article by ETUI General Director Philippe Pochet calling the EU to rebalance social and economic concerns by mounting an ambitious social programme.

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16/11/2017

The ETUI is looking for a researcher on ergonomics and working conditions

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The ETUI is currently looking for a a researcher on ergonomics and working conditions to work in a team of around 7 researchers that covers a broad spectrum of occupational health and safety and working conditions issues from a European perspective.

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13/11/2017

Occupational cancers in the European Union cost €270-610 billion each year

On Tuesday 14 November, at the ‘Work and Cancer’ conference in Brussels, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) will present the results of a study on the costs of work-related cancer in the European Union. The cost is immense: between €270 and €610 billion each year, which represents 1.8% to 4.1% of the gross domestic product of the European Union.

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13/11/2017

Countdown to the EU Social Summit – 10 days on the road to Gothenburg – New EU Laws

The proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), which is due to be proclaimed in Gothenburg, on the 17th of November, is not legally binding in itself.

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13/11/2017

The Grigor Gradev Scholarship: Call for Applications - 2018

Grigor Gradev

One year ago our former colleague Grigor Gradev passed away. To keep the memory of Grigor and to continue his work, the ETUC and the ITUC have set up a scholarship with the ETUI to promote the thinking behind promoting workers’ rights and dignity in a Europe in circumstances of deep transformation and dire economic conditions. The three-month scholarship is aimed at young researchers who specialise in labour relations studies and who have a concrete research project focused on Central and Eastern Europe, the South-Eastern Europe, the Caucasus or Central Asia on issues that refer to to improving workers’ rights and dignity.

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9/11/2017

Countdown to the EU Social Summit – 10 days on the road to Gothenburg

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The European Pillar of Social Rights (ESPR) is expected to be proclaimed at the EU Social Summit taking place in Gothenburg on the 17th of November.

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8/11/2017

Collective bargaining developments October 2017

These are the most important developments at European and member state level from the October 2017 issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter:

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26/10/2017

Transfer: Could a basic income stabilise the digital economy?

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In his recently published article in the August 2017 issue of the ETUI’s quarterly journal Transfer, Ville-Veikko Pulkka argues that in an increasingly digitalised labour market, unemployment and precariousness will increase in the short and medium term, at the very least, and basic income could be a means of guaranteeing sufficient purchasing power for those losing out from these developments. However, there are serious limitations to this idea which need to be tackled first.

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23/10/2017

The ETUI is looking for a Head of Unit of its Communication/Publication joint service

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The ETUI is seeking to recruit a full time Head of Unit of its Communication/Publication joint service. She/he should promote and develop the ETUI’s image.

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20/10/2017

The European Pillar of Social Rights: Bridging the gaps or falling short?

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The events surrounding the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) are approaching a conclusion, with an agreement in the Council to be expected in the coming days and the proclamation planned for the 17th of November in Gothenburg. Therefore, the time is ripe to reflect on whether the EPSR, also called ‘the last chance for social Europe’ by some, will deliver what is expected?

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