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EduDays 2019 – Shaking Europe Together

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

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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

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

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

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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France: a status report on the occupational health of firefighters


ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, has just published a report summarising current knowledge on the occupational health of firefighters.

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Can the cocktail effect of chemical products contribute to autism?

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An in vitro research project conducted by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) reveals that certain substances, although non-toxic when tested alone, can, when mixed with other substances, have a negative impact on neuronal development. These results were presented by Ana Bal-Price in September 2019 at the 47th European Teratology Conference and published in the September 2019 issue of the Reproductive Toxicology journal.

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Collective Bargaining newsletter September 2019

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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 September 2019.

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Thailand about to ban glyphosate


After Vietnam, Thailand is set to become the second large Asian agricultural country to completely ban glyphosate in an effort to protect its population. The substance is the active ingredient of Roundup, the top-selling herbicide produced by Monsanto, the US company acquired by German multinational Bayer in June 2018.

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Why and how the US, China and the EU should abandon economic growth

In the ten years since the final report of the (Stiglitz) Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, we have witnessed the publication of hundreds of reports and indicators on the subject. But according to Eloi Laurent, who spoke at the ETUI Monthly Forum on 17 October, there are now two imperative issues. First, a consistent framework linking wellbeing and sustainability needs to be built, with health as a central element. Secondly, the alternative indicators need to be made operational.

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