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Gender and ageing in the workplace: discrimination against older female workers

22 September 2014

From the early years of the 21st century, increasing the employment rate of older workers, in particular women, became one of the European Union’s priorities. In recent years, policies to keep people in employment have made it possible to increase the employment rate among female workers aged over 50. Yet the authors of A gender perspective on older workers’ employment and working conditions, published by the ETUI in September 2014, qualify this observation by pointing out that the trend in question is to some extent the result of a financial constraint.

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New report provides alternative analysis of EU’s struggling labour market

22 September 2014

A new ETUI working paper refutes the view that the EU’s unemployment crisis can best be solved by labour market ‘flexibility’ policies reducing employment protection and lowering wages.

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EU internal market rules may give rise to social dumping

16 September 2014

Two new ETUI policy briefs argue that certain elements of EU internal market regulation, in particular the rules on labour mobility, employee posting and the freedom of establishment, mayrepresent a threat to national labour and employment standards and encourage social dumping.

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ETUI annual meeting on safety and health at work

16 September 2014

The annual strategic meeting of the Workers’ group of the Advisory Committee for Safety and Health at Work took place in Rome on 11 and 12 September 2014. This seminar is organised once a year by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) to coordinate trade union actions in the field of occupational health and safety across Europe. The meeting was attended by some 50 trade unionists from 24 European countries.

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The European Trade Union Institute is the independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) which itself affiliates European trade unions into a single European umbrella organisation. The ETUI places its expertise – acquired in particular in the context of its links with universities, academic and expert networks – in the service of workers’ interests at European level and of the strengthening of the social dimension of the European Union. Read more

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