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Romuald Jagodzinski 10/2015

Implementation of EWC Recast directive

This book assesses in detail the ways in which key improvements brought about by the 2009 EWC Recast Directive have been implemented in national legislation. The authors of the book have looked into the national transposition legislation of the 31 countries of the European Economic Area. The findings are very relevant for EU policy-making and for practitioners to deal with differing national legislative regimes.


Jukka Takala 10/2015

cancer WP 2015

This working paper presents arguments for a stronger policy to eradicate occupational cancer in Europe and globally.


Stan De Spiegelaere (ETUI) and Romuald Jagodzinski (ETUI) 09/2015

European Works Council and SE Works Council 2015 - Facts and Figures

In 2016 it will be 20 years since the first European Works Councils (EWC) directive came into force in the EU. In the same year, the European Commission is planning an evaluation of the EWC recast directive that will undoubtedly lead to debate on the need for further review of European regulation of EWCs. The year 2015 also marks the fifteenth anniversary of adoption of the EU directive on workers’ involvement in the European Company...


David Natali and Bart Vanhercke (OSE) 09/2015

social policy, European Union, 2015

In this 2015 edition of Social policy in the European Union: state of play, the authors tackle the topics of the state of EU politics after the parliamentary elections, the socialisation of the European Semester, methods of political protest, the Juncker investment plan, the EU’s contradictory education investment, the EU’s contested influence on national healthcare reforms, and the neoliberal Trojan Horse of the Transatlantic Trade...


Éloi Laurent (OFCE) and Philippe Pochet (ETUI) 09/2015

social-ecological transition, environment, climate change

The primary aim of this short guide is to tie the ecological transition firmly to the simultaneous demand for social progress. As the authors see it, such social progress must be erected upon the tripod of equality, employment and social protection. These are the three pillars of the edifice required to produce a social-ecological transition. Simply put, the social-ecological transition answers environmental change with social progress.


Sigurt Vitols 09/2015

sustainable company

The onset of the Great Financial Crisis in 2007/8 has triggered a widespread debate about the causes and the social and environmental consequences of the lack of long-term investment around the world. This volume, the third in the Sustainable Company book series produced by the GOODCORP network of academic and trade union experts on corporate governance, presents a ‘stakeholder’ approach to the problem. The analysis and policy prescriptions presented here go beyond mainstr...


Edited by Guy Van Gyes and Thorsten Schulten 09/2015

wages and collective bargaining in Europe

This book proposes an alternative view according to which wage developments need to be strengthened through a Europe-wide coordinated reconstruction of collective bargaining as a precondition for more sustainable and more inclusive growth in Europe. It contains major research findings from the CAWIE2 – Collectively Agreed Wages in Europe – project, conducted in 2014–2015 for the purpose of discussing and debating the currently domina...


19/10 - 23/10/2015
ETI, St. Julian’s, Malta

Our courses aim at empowering Trade Unionists to communicate constructively, openly and more effectively. Developing your argumentation skills in a multi-cultural group helps you to achieve your goals. By helping Trade Unionists to improve their communication skills, we are also opening up the path to making networking with other Trade Unionists across borders easier and more effective. Overcoming the fear of speaking is one of the most important steps towards discussing and arguing in favour of our Trade Union positions at the European level.


New ETUI policy brief advocates golden rule of public investment

9 October 2015

A new ETUI policy brief proposes the implementation of a well-known in economic literature 'Golden Rule of Public Investment', to stimulate growth in Europe.


Collective Bargaining developments September 2015

8 October 2015

Find here the following most important developments at European and member state level from the September issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter:


The ETUI hosts a meeting of WHO experts on nanomaterials

7 October 2015

On 3-4 September the ETUI hosted the 3rd World Health Organization (WHO) Workshop of the WHO Guideline Development Group on Nanomaterials and Workers’ Health.


European trade unions adopt an “Emergency motion” on health and safety at work

7 October 2015

On 2 October 2015 European trade union delegates, meeting in Paris for the 13th Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), adopted an “Emergency motion” urging the European Union to protect its own health and safety at work directives against the European Commission’s wave of deregulation that has been going on several years.


Trade union leaders call for social-ecological transition at Paris Congress

6 October 2015

Last week in Paris, during the 13th European Trade Union Confederation Congress, Trade Union leaders called for an ambitious climate deal at the upcoming UN climate summit (COP21), at the end of the year.


Social Policy in the European Union: state of play 2015

28 September 2015

On 23 September 2015, ETUI and OSE presented the 16th edition of the book Social Policy in the European Union: state of play 2015. The event, attended by about 200 participants, took place at the European Economic and Social Committee.


How can unions organise posted workers?

27 September 2015

A new policy brief of the ETUI puts forward strategies trade unions can deploy to recruit members among posted workers in the construction industry. The recommendations are based on national experiences in Finland, the Netherlands and the UK.


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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