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Transfer: Could a basic income stabilise the digital economy?


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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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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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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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

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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?

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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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