Despite the considerable effort made in recent years to increase access to lifelong learning, high levels of inequality persist, said Josua Gräbener, a political science researcher at the Université Grenoble-Alpes, at the ETUI’s Monthly Forum of 27 September 2016.
On 21 September 2016, the European Commission published a report aimed at assessing the framework agreement on harassment and violence at work adopted in 2007 by the European social partners. The document reports wide disparities between countries with regard to the implementation of the agreement and its real impact at company level.
Le Parlement européen vient de publier une étude consacrée à la situation des travailleurs dans l’"économie collaborative". Un sujet au centre de l’attention d’un nombre toujours croissant de chercheurs, tant la "face sombre" de la digitalisation de l’économie peut paraître inquiétante d’un point de vue social.
From 10 October, people interested in the issue of workers' exposure to carcinogens can find useful information and resources on www.roadmaponcarcinogens.eu. This website was developed as part of the European "Roadmap on Carcinogens" campaign, a joint initiative by the EU Council presidencies of 2016 (Netherlands) and 2018 (Austria), the European Commission, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work and the European social partners (the European Trade Union Confederation and BusinessEurope).
A recent publication of the European Trade Union Institute finds that electronics firms in Europe often get away with employment practices resembling those in mainland China. This evolution has an impact on working rights and conditions of European workers employed in the electronics sector, especially in Eastern Europe.
Here are the most important developments at European and member state level from the September issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter:
Together with the Italian trade union UIL and the Belgian FGTB/ABVV, the ETUI organised a course on ‘Precarious Work and Trade Union Renewal’ that took place in Rome from 20th to 22nd September.
From 8 to 9 September, in Vienna the ETUI organised its annual Strategic Seminar ‘Together for Health and Safety’. This thirteenth meeting gathered the members of the Workers’ Interest Group (WIG) of the Advisory Committee for Safety and Health at Work (ACSH).
In his ‘state of the Union’ speech to the European Parliament on 14 September Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker announced that the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI) would be doubled by 2022. According to one ETUI researcher, this is a positive development but not enough.
72 per cent of Belgians have a positive view of trade unions. That is the main finding of a university survey of around 1,900 voters conducted between October 2014 and June 2015.
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