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The ETUI is looking for a Head of Unit “European economic, employment and social policies”

The research department at the ETUI is looking for a Head of unit for its unit ‘European economic, employment and social policies’.

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Giving Juncker’s Proposed European Labour Authority Real Clout


Every year the State of the Union speech (SOTEU) serves a certain purpose. This year it was all about encouragement and promise. It was all about promising ‘big things’ – more Schengen, better enforcement of the rule of law, fighting discrimination of consumers in Central and Eastern Europe, introducing an economy and finance minister for the Eurozone, establishing a common European Labour Authority (ELA) and so on.

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OECD Confirms Research into Collective Bargaining is a Complicated Business

Müller and Garnero

Presenting key OECD results on Collective Bargaining at the ETUI’s recent monthly forum, titled: ‘Collective Bargaining in a changing world of work’, OECD Economist Andrea Garnero stressed the importance of Collective Bargaining as fundamental right and a key labour market institution.

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ETUI conference on trade union education and training: will a new turn of the wheel bring us to a more social Europe?

Between 4 and 6 October 2017, the ETUI brought together around 100 trade union leaders, instructors, researchers and trainers to debate the importance of training and education for the trade union movement during its annual EduDays conference. This year’s event, which took place under the motto ‘Training together = training better’, was held at the Training Centre of France’s General Confederation of Labour [Confédération Générale du Travail, CGT] in south-west Paris.

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Collective bargaining developments September 2017

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

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2nd annual meeting of the network of trade union related economists, Brussels 19-20th September 2017

On the 19-20th September, the 2nd annual meeting of the network of trade union related economists took place in Brussels, jointly organized by the ETUI and AK Wien. Around 40 economists from research institutes, trade unions and academia from around Europe participated.

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Can trade and investment agreements provide decent work?

trade event picture panel

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

WAHJ lunch debate

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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