European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

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Agnieszka Piasna 12/2019

This working paper presents the results of the ETUI Internet and Platform Work Survey conducted in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, Poland and Slovakia in 2018-2019. The objective is to map the extent of digital labour in central and eastern Europe (CEE) based on the analysis of two types of online sources for generating income: internet work; and its subset, platform work.

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Edited by Laurent Vogel and Mehmet Koksal 12/2019

HesaMag 20

Fortress Europe may be erecting barricades to shut out the rest of the world, but these barricades are encountering resistance in the form of numerous new initiatives launched not only by groups of migrants who have banded together to fight for their rights, but also by other organisations acting in solidarity and out of a desire to build a fairer future. Trade unions – which from their very inception have striven to overcome the div...

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Edited by Béla Galgóczi (ETUI) 11/2019

Book - Towards a just transition Galgóczi

The role of trade unions and social dialogue is key in demonstrating the major differences between coal-based energy generation and the automobile industry. This book presents two faces of a just transition towards a net-zero carbon economy by drawing lessons from these two carbon-intensive sectors.

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Edited by Torsten Müller, Kurt Vandaele and Jeremy Waddington 07/2019

This collection of four volumes charts the development of collective bargaining since the year 2000 in the 28 EU Member States. These four volumes document how the institutions of collective bargaining have been removed, fundamentally altered or markedly narrowed in scope in all 28 EU Member States.

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Charlotte Olijslagers and Stan De Spiegelaere (ETUI) 10/2019

Policy brief

This policy brief considers the lack of European Works Councils through a Belgian perspective. It discusses Belgian companies who are currently engaged in establishing one or have developed ‘functionally equivalent’ structures. The remaining companies are confronted with serious obstacles to establishing a European Works Council, principally: (i) a lack of knowledge about them, (ii) weak and time-consuming national-level information...

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Jean-Paul Tricart 09/2019

This Working Paper analyses the development of the interpretation that the European Commission has given to the TFEU provision concerning mechanisms for extensions of collective agreements. The paper examines how the Commission has reinterpreted these provision and the challenges this poses for the social partners.

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Stefan Clauwaert 09/2019

csr2019

This is the ninth cycle under the European Semester system since its launch in 2011, but it is also the second set of CSRs launched since the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) in November 2017.

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Torsten Müller 08/2019

This working paper provides data confirming that workers in lower-skilled health and social care assistant positions earn considerably less than the national average wage in their country.

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Agnieszka Piasna 08/2019

The policy brief examines the low unionisation rate among Deliveroo riders that seems to be partly due to a lack of organising initiatives and strategies on the part of trade unions.

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Agnieszka Piasna 07/2019

This policy brief considers what is the scope for addressing the challenges linked to irregular work schedules in EU social and employment policy.

News

Les entreprises ne respectent pas la réglementation sur les substances dangereuses

11 December 2019

L’Agence européenne des produits chimiques (ECHA) a publié le 18 novembre 2019 les résultats d’un projet pilote concernant l’information fournie en ce qui concerne les substances chimiques les plus dangereuses présentes dans des articles de consommation courante.

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Collective Bargaining newsletter November 2019

10 December 2019

Please find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level in November 2019.

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EduDays 2019 – Shaking Europe Together

5 December 2019

The EduDays’ organised by the Education Department took place on the 28 and 29 November in Vienna. This 19th Edition encompassed the newest European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) education strategy which will be implemented over the next four years.

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Extension of the EU Roadmap on Carcinogens

28 November 2019

On 28 November 2019, several organisations, including the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), extended the EU Roadmap on Carcinogens in Helsinki. The objective of this voluntary action scheme is to raise awareness amongst workers and employers about the risks of exposure to carcinogens.

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Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments in October 2019

14 November 2019

Please find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level in October 2019.

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November issue of Transfer on industrial relations research in Europe

12 November 2019

The recently published issue of Transfer, the European Review of Labour and Research, contains five articles which together illustrate the variety of industrial relations research in Europe in recent years. Two of the articles are available for free download.

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Democratising the economy: a solution for inequality and climate change

4 November 2019

What is the common cause of escalating inequalities, the concentration of capital ownership and climate damage – the three major problems we are facing today? According to Ewan McGaughey, Senior Lecturer at King's College London, it is the fact that votes in the economy (on company management and investment, etc.) are controlled by banks and asset managers. The remedy to this problem is thus to democratise the economy, as we have done with the political system. As McGaughey declared in his presentation at an ETUI lunch debate on 28 October, “Instead of one person, one vote, in the economic system it’s one euro, one vote.”

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Publication

  • Towards a just transition: coal, cars and the world of work

    Book - Towards a just transition Galgóczi

    The role of trade unions and social dialogue is key in demonstrating the major differences between coal-based energy generation and the automobile industry. This book presents two faces of a just transition towards a net-zero carbon economy by drawing lessons from these two carbon-intensive sectors. Read more

Events

ETUI Education Department: what is it?

Education

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About ETUI

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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