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Collective Bargaining newsletter December 2019

You can find below the key developments in collective bargaining across Europe, coming from the lateset issue of the Collective bargaining newsletter:

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Two reprotoxic substances banned in the European Union

Following advice from the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA), the European Commission has taken the decision to ban two pesticides: chlorpyrifos and chlorpyrifos-methyl, two organophosphates used as ingredients for various insecticides.

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My name is John, I’m 25 years old and I’m also a trade unionist

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This month, trade unionists from the UK and the Netherlands talk about their struggles to improve working time arrangements in the face of increasing automation and an unhealthy work-life balance. “While we can acknowledge the need to modernise our technology and make it more efficient, it is essential that the profits from this transition go to the workers who have to make way for it, not millionaire board members and shareholders.”

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Cleaning industry in France: mainly the domain of women and migrants without any other options

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A French study compiled by DARES, the Ministry of Labour’s research organisation, looks into employment and working conditions in the cleaning sector.

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Is glyphosate about to be banned in Mexico?

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On 25 November 2019, Mexico’s Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources (equivalent to the Environment Ministry) banned the import of 1000 tons of glyphosate from the US to Mexico.

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Annual strategic meeting on Health and Safety in Budapest

The Health and Safety and Working Conditions Unit of the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) organized the Annual Strategic meeting for the Advisory Committee on Health and Safety at Work (ACSH WIG) which was held in Budapest, in September 2019.

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France Télécom: sentence for institutional harassment confirmed

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On 20 December 2019, the Paris criminal court found France Télécom and its former top executives guilty of institutional harassment.

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Companies not complying with regulations on dangerous substances

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On 18 November 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the results of a pilot project on the information provided on chemical substances of very high concern present in consumer articles.

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Collective Bargaining newsletter 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 November 2019.

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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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