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Bread and Roses - the art of trade union posters in 2036

bread and roses exposition

The European Trade Union Institute and Meta-Morphosis Editions launched on 15 June a special exhibition of imaginary future trade union posters for the years 2036/2037.

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The struggle against ‘junk contracts’ in Poland

Labour market reforms implemented in Poland since the early 2000s have resulted in a steady expansion of non-standard employment. In recent years, trade unions in Poland have put together innovative instruments to tackle this phenomenon.

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Joint roundtable on the future of work

photo 1 June roundtable

Digital change already today has an impact on the design of our working environment, from flexible working conditions to the automation of routine work. This trend will continue to intensify in the coming years. But which developments are likely to occur and how to shape the future for the benefit of employees and companies alike?

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Estonia: cooperation with Nordic countries’ unions helps to boost union membership

In 2012, the Nordic and Baltic unions have launched a cooperation project titled the Baltic Organising Academy (BOA). It aims at enhancing unionization in the three Baltic countries. Five years on, the initial assessment of this initiative is particularly encouraging in Estonia, as reported in a book recently published by the ETUI.

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HesaMag #15: The precarious state of journalism

There appears to be no end in view to the crisis gripping the mainstream media, the profit statements of the various media groups are far from the only pitiful sight, and information professionals are also feeling the pressure – these are just some of the conclusions to emerge from the analysis of the state of journalism in Europe which appears in the latest issue of HesaMag – the journal published by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) – and which was carried out in collaboration with the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).

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Digitalisation: between disruption and evolution

What are the implications of the ‘digital revolution’ on the quantity and quality of jobs? Does the digital economy undermine the traditional employment relationship? Is this time really different and disruptive or are we witnessing a gradual evolution of the trend towards an information or knowledge-based society? These are some of the questions tackled by several academic experts in the latest issue of the ETUI’s quarterly 'Transfer – European Review of Labour and Research'.

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Rebuilding trade union power in the age of austerity

Philippe Pochet, ETUI General Director, opened the international seminar ‘Labour Market: Trends, Power, Actors’, which took place in Lisbon on 7 June, with some challenging questions to the participants about the future of European labour relations.

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Collective bargaining developments May 2017

CB May 2017

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

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The ETUI is launching it’s brand new online learning platform: register now!

ETUI online learning platform

The Education department is officially launching today it’s new online learning platform, where trade unionists across Europe can register and participate in online courses.

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Attempts by the French trade unions to moderate the Labour Code reforms planned by the new President

On 23 May, the new French President conducted face-to-face interviews with all of the social partners to discuss the planned Labour Code reforms which were among his key manifesto promises. During the interviews, Emmanuel Macron made it clear that his priorities were to decentralise collective negotiations to company level, to cap the compensation awarded by industrial tribunals to victims of unfair dismissal and to engage in fresh negotiations with the social partners on the eligibility criteria for ‘arduous work accounts’.

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