Belgium’s Equal Opportunities Council condemned gender inequalities where work illnesses are concerned in an opinion dated 13 April 2013 based on an ETUI study showing that women account for barely 10% of compensation payouts for permanent work disability caused by occupational diseases.
Despite EU leaders’ stubborn obsession with austerity and their constant promises that economic recovery is around the corner, new figures out on 15 May showed the eurozone to be in recession for a sixth consecutive quarter. This gloomy news and recent record unemployment numbers will further undermine the credibility of the EU’s austerity medicine.
A majority of European citizens is losing faith in the European Union as a result of its harsh austerity policies and French support for the EU is declining at a dramatic speed. This is the conclusion of a new survey by the Pew Research Centre released this week.
Given the large variety of manufactured nanomaterials and products containing them already on the market and the lack of specific regulation, several member states are establishing registries to record and keep track nanomaterials, mixtures and products containing them.
27 May 2013
Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Aula, Joštova 10, Brno, Czech Republic
31 May 2013
ITUH, Bd du Roi Albert II, 5; 1210 Brussels, room B; 12h15-13h45
10 Jun 2013
Residence Palace (room Polak), 155 Rue de la Loi, 1040 Bruxelles; 13h30-16h30
26 Mar - 27 Mar 2013
European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), 99, rue Belliard, 1040 Brussels
23 Apr 2013
Hotel Crowne Plaza - Le Palace (Rue Gineste 3, 1210 BXL), Room Vision (8th floor), 14h00-17h30
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