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Maarten van Klaveren and Denis Gregory 03/2019

This book aims to shed light on how the process of collective bargaining has changed across the European Union over the last two decades. It also examines whether and to what degree changes in the level which bargaining takes place have had an impact on pay and conditions, as well as trade union power and influence. The book draws on outcomes from the WIBAR-3 research project.

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Zane Rasnača 04/2019

This background analysis surveys how, and for which groups of workers, European Union member states regulate reimbursement of travel, board and lodging costs. The report provides an overview of national and EU law and EU law analyses these costs are regulated in relation to the worker’s salary. It also offers an analysis of the existing legal framework concerning reimbursement and the changes brought by recent amendments to the Posted Workers Directive.

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Béla Galgóczi 04/2019

This working paper examines what a Just Transition to a Greener but employment-rich and egalitarian economy might look like. It examines the employment structure the European economy with a focus on the coal sector in the light of European Union commitments to phase out coal and argues that policymakers should devise a specific plan for the sector.

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Valerio De Stefano and Mathias Wouters 04/2019

This Foresight Brief examines whether digital labour platforms should be treated as private employment agencies. Platforms like LinkedIn may rightfully be perceived by the general public to be mere social networks, but underneath their sleek design, they also act as an employment service. This brief specifically focused on one of the central principles of international labour standards on employment services, namely that jobseekers...

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Gérard Valenduc and Patricia Vendramin 03/2019

This Foresight Brief examines whether work has a future in the digital age. A recent wave of innovation mean machines are capable of taking over from humans an ever-wider range of tasks. Will this deprive humans of work, or force them to seek out jobs involving different tasks? Authors Gérard Valenduc and Patricia Vendramin examine various scenarios for labour markets and its impact on employment relations.

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03/2019

Benchmarking Working Europe, the annual stock-take of European economic, labour market and social affairs is published today by the European Trade Union Institute. This year’s report calls for action to stimulate investment, as well as reforms to fiscal rules to allow policy to play a more active role in stabilising economies and securing sustainable growth.

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Andrew Pendleton 03/2019

This Policy Brief analyses the main forms by which workers are able to share in the profits and ownership of the companies they work in. It also examines the risks and opportunities of financial participation for workers and poses some questions about how practice should be regulated. Its main recommendations are that, where financial participation schemes exist, worker representatives should be involved in their design and governanc...

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Valeria Pulignano 02/2019

This Working Paper tackles two questions: what counts as work within a deregulated labour market; and what are the implications for the study of precariousness?

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Jan Drahokoupil (ETUI) and Agnieszka Piasna (ETUI) 01/2019

This paper presents a case study of the food delivery platform, Deliveroo, in Belgium in 2016-2018. The case offers insights on the nature of platform work, the workers who perform it, the preferences of workers, the strategy of the platforms, and the role of local regulations.

News

A guide on detoxifying workplaces

18 April 2019

The US Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) has just published its new Guide to Securing a Nontoxic Work Environment.

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Vietnam bans glyphosate

15 April 2019

Vietnam has decided to ban all herbicides containing glyphosate. This is a further blow to Roundup, a key product of Monsanto, the US multinational now in the hands of agrochemical giant Bayer.

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Reboot Social Europe: the pillar, re-insurance scheme, wage increase, gender equality

12 April 2019

In a little more than two months, European citizens will elect a new European Parliament which will codetermine the direction which Social Europe will take in the years to come. Now is therefore the right time to look at where we are with the European social agenda and put forward some proposals on how to advance it.

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Collective Bargaining March 2019

11 April 2019

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 March 2019:

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Benchmarking Working Europe looks beyond the headline statistics at the reality of workers’ lives today

28 March 2019

Europe’s good run of economic growth and job creation masks deep structural problems and an increasingly divided labour market. These are among the main findings of the 2019 edition of the ETUI’s Benchmarking Working Europe, which was officially launched in Brussels at an event on 26 March. First appearing in 2000, the report analyses socio-economic developments in the European Union and this year posed the question: ‘what does it take to have an EU working for workers?’

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New special issue of Transfer looks at refugees in the labour market

26 March 2019

The large number of asylum applicants and refugees in the last few years has sparked interest in how they are received and assimilated in European countries. A growing focus is on labour markets as efforts are stepped up to integrate asylum-seekers and refugees into society through the workplace. The topic is being lent greater urgency by exploitation of the ‘problem’ of absorbing asylum-seekers by populist and far right parties in the runup to the European elections in May.

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Collective Bargaining February 2019

19 March 2019

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 February 2019:

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  • Reimbursement rules for posted workers: mapping national law in the EU28

    This background analysis surveys how, and for which groups of workers, European Union member states regulate reimbursement of travel, board and lodging costs. The report provides an overview of national and EU law and EU law analyses these costs are regulated in relation to the worker’s salary. It also offers an analysis of the existing legal framework concerning reimbursement and the changes brought by recent amendments to the Posted Workers Directive. 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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