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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


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...


ETUI is seeking to recruit a full time Education Officer

15 January 2019

Applications and supporting documents (CV, evidence of qualifications, etc.) should be sent before 11 February 2019


Collective Bargaining December 2018

14 January 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 December 2018:


Enormous gaps identified in the recognition of occupational cancers in Europe

18 December 2018

A new report by EUROGIP presents an analysis of the extent to which occupational cancers are recognised in nine European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland. It also looks at the schemes for identifying occupational cancers, especially via monitoring the health of people exposed to carcinogens in the course of their working careers.


Social Europe: back in business?

17 December 2018

December saw the launch of the 19th launch of the annual joint publication of the European Social Observatory (OSE) and the ETUI, “Social Policy in the European Union: state of play 2018”, at International Trade Union House in Brussels. Bart Vanhercke, the Director of OSE, who opened the event, presented this year’s edition of the stock taking publication as one characterised by “continuity in change”.


Trade union networks: a response to occupational health in small firms?

17 December 2018

The results of a project on best practices for organising worker representation for health and safety were presented at a seminar organised in Brussels on 29 November. This seminar allowed trade union activists to describe their day-to-day experiences in the countries covered by the project. It also included a fascinating presentation on the results of the research.


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.


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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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