A new ETUI policy brief shows that the economic benefits of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) have been seriously exaggerated. The brief supports the idea of an alternative globalisation agenda which would enshrine higher labour and environmental standards in global trade negotiations.
The last day of the ETUI-ETUC conference on 'Europe at a Crossroads' terminated in a lively debate between ETUC General Secretary Bernadette Ségol and BusinessEurope Director General Markus Beyrer, moderated by Jacki Davis.
Good jobs and a fairer, more equal society were the recurrent themes of the second day of the ETUI-ETUC conference: Europe at a Crossroads.
Europe is at a crossroads, and if decision-makers fail to take the right policy direction, focusing on people, jobs and growth and avoiding the errors of the past five years, the European Union itself will be at risk.
The future of jobs and prosperity will be the focus of a major 3-day ETUC-ETUI conference starting today in Brussels. EU incoming Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici, outgoing Employment Commissioner László Andor and EU Parliament President Martin Schulz will feature in the opening debate on the future of employment and growth on 24 September.
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.
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.
News 28 May 2014
Course on line, 1 Oct - 31 Mar 2015
15 Oct - 16 Oct 2014
Brussels, International Trade Union House, Boulevard Albert II, 5, 1210 Brussels
21 Nov 2014
Residence Palace (room Polak), 155 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Bruxelles, 14-16h
4 Sep 2014
Please note - New venue: ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels, ETUI meeting room 7 floor; 12h30-14h
27 May 2014
ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels, room B, 12h30-14h
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