Scathing verdict on European work health policy

11 April 2014

France’s Santé & Travail magazine, which has close ties to health insurance organizations, joined with the ETUI’s dedicated health at work magazine HesaMag in a joint survey of how much work health is featuring in the run-up to May’s Euro-elections. Santé & Travail asked several MEPs for their verdict on the legislature now ending.


Collective Bargaining developments March 2014

8 April 2014

Highlights of the March issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the following most important developments at European and member state level over the past month:


Plea for a new, more social Europe

7 April 2014

Germany’s Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, a foundation with trade union links, held a conference for a social Europe on 2 and 3 April ahead of the coming European elections in May. The event was organized in conjunction with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the Otto Brenner and Friedrich Ebert foundations. The proceedings kicked off with nothing short of a call to action by Süddeutsche Zeitung leader writer Heribert Prantl for a new more social Europe in touch with all its citizens.


Rubbish conditions for waste management workers?

31 March 2014

Few would argue against improving waste management and increasing recycling rates, but jobs in this sector are often precarious and poorly paid. At the occasion of the launch of a special HesaMag report on working conditions in the waste and recycling sector on 27 March, the ETUI invited trade union officials, academics and NGOs to its conference ‘Green jobs – safe jobs’ to discuss the issue and see what needs to change.


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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