European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

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Edited by Bart Vanhercke, Dalila Ghailani and Sebastiano Sabato 12/2018

This year’s stock-take of Social Europe - Social Policy in the European Union: state of play 2018 - reports on recent EU and national social policymaking with a focus on the game-changing advent of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) one year ago.

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Edited by Tony Musu (ETUI) and Laurent Vogel (ETUI) 11/2018

Occupational cancers account for more than 100,000 deaths a year in the EU, yet these could be avoided by eliminating carcinogens in the production processes.

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Yves Roquelaure 12/2018

This report presents the current state of scientific knowledge on the ways in which psychosocial factors influence musculoskelatal disorders (MSDs), and their impact on work capacity and quality.

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Giorgos Argitis and Nasos Koratzanis 11/2018

This Policy Brief examines prospects for Greek following the recent end of the stabilisation programme put into place as a result of the eurozone debt crisis. The brief argues that rather than stabilising the Greece the programme has left it weaker and more vulnerable to future crisis. It critically examines the programme’s framework and implementation and suggests some policy measures.

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Christian Valenduc 11/2018

This working paper reviews key elements of the debate around the Commission’s proposals to tackle the problem of low effective tax rates for multi-national companies by instituting a Common Corporate Tax Base (CCTB).

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Slavina Spasova and Bart Vanhercke 10/2018

This policy brief examines issues surrounding recent cuts in pensions provision for workers in arduous and hazardous jobs (WAHJ). Such workers have historically enjoyed better provision because of the strong possibility of them having to take early retirement, but historic arrangements are now under threat. The policy brief presents some data on the working conditions and pensions patterns of WAHJ and provides some policy suggestions...

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Eckhard Voss (wmp consult), Bruno Demaître (ETUI) and Stan De Spiegelaere (ETUI) 10/2018

This booklet is the third in a series of practical and easy-to-read manuals for European workers’ representatives.

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Marie-Anne Mengeot (journalist) 12/2016

endocrine disruptors guide

The aim of this publication, which received the 2018 Prescrire Prize, is to raise the awareness of union officials and political decision-makers on workers' exposure to endocrine disruptors. A further aim is to draw attention to the gaps in European legislation on the prevention of this type of workplace risk.

Education

26/02 - 28/02/2019
Courcelle sur Yvette, France

The ETUC, with projects such as UnionMigrantNet and Labour-INT as well as its active participation in bodies of the European social dialogue, promotes the integration of migrant workers in Europe in the labour market and society at large.

In this training course, we will build on the experience of participating trade unions on one hand and make use of the ETUC experience to promote further integration and the rights of migrant workers on the other.

News

Women, work and cancer – why is the link not being recognized?

6 December 2018

Cancer is the leading cause of work-related mortalities in the EU and is responsible for 100,000 unnecessary deaths a year. Yet most research and policy on its causes and prevention still assume that it is mainly men who are affected, even though an increasing proportion of the victims are now women. The need to shift research priorities and better address workplace prevention to reflect changing occupational risks was the subject of an ETUI conference in Brussels in early December.

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Collective Bargaining November 2018

6 December 2018

Find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level over the last month:

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Work-related cancers costs between 270 and 610 billion a year in the EU-28

4 December 2018

A recent launched book from the European Trade Union Institute finds that work-related cancers costs between €270 and €610 billion a year in the EU-28. Occupational cancers are the primary cause of work-related deaths in industrialised societies, with more than 100,000 people losing their lives each year through being exposed to carcinogens in their workplace. Latest estimates set the share of work-related cancers at 8% of all new cancer cases (6 - 12% for men and 3 - 7% for women).

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New issue of HesaMag lifts the lid on work-related cancer

29 November 2018

Cancer kills 1.3m people in the European Union each year, but a staggering 100,000 of these deaths may be caused by workplace carcinogens, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The impact of cancer on workers is the focus of analysis in the latest issue of HesaMag, the ETUI’s magazine on working conditions, health and safety.

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November issue of Transfer out now

27 November 2018

The new edition of Transfer, the European Review of Labour and Research, has just been published. The open issue of the peer-reviewed journal includes articles on the financial crisis, the emergence of new social actors, transnational social dialogue and employee engagement.

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Collective Bargaining October 2018

8 November 2018

Find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level over the last month:

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"Rights at Ryanair": European employee solidarity in practice

8 November 2018

On the last day of October, the ETUI held a lunch debate on recent developments at Ryanair. The Irish low-cost airline is infamous for its poor working conditions and dire employment relations, despite net revenues of 1,45 billion € per year. It is also notoriously anti-union, which has hindered pursuit of industrial action in the past. The ETUI audience heard how this is changing, with steadily worsening conditions leading to a succession of strikes across different European countries over recent months.

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  • Social policy in the European Union: state of play 2018

    This year’s stock-take of Social Europe - Social Policy in the European Union: state of play 2018 - reports on recent EU and national social policymaking with a focus on the game-changing advent of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) one year ago. Read more

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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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