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18/07/2019

France Télécom: institutional harassment before a court

A landmark trial ended on 11 July 2019 at the Paris Tribunal de Grande Instance. It was triggered by a complaint filed with the Paris public prosecutor by the union SUD PTT in December 2009, accusing France Télécom and its senior executives of "moral harassment" and "endangering others".

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12/07/2019

Revolt of the Laborers of Love: Organising Teachers, Journalists and Museum Workers in the U.S.

With the steady disappearance of industrial jobs, more jobs in the service economy and the so-called “knowledge economy” have been created in the U.S. The American freelance journalist Sarah Jaffe, who was invited to speak at an ETUI lunch debate on 9 July, has talked to many teachers, museum workers and fellow journalists in the course of her work.

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11/07/2019

Italy: industrial pollution boosts health inequality

Carte Sentieri

The 5th SENTIERI report was published in Italy in June 2019. SENTIERI is an ambitious Italian project collecting data on sites with identified industrial pollution.

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9/07/2019

The prison as a microcosm of society

Launch HesaMag19

The latest issue of HesaMag, the ETUI’s biannual magazine on health and safety at work, focuses on working conditions behind bars. It is not an obvious topic for HesaMag, as it goes far beyond the medical aspects of occupational health. But the aim of each issue is to focus on occupations and sectors at the margins of society to show how a broader social solidarity can be beneficial for everybody.

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2/07/2019

Workers and chemicals: 15th ETUI seminar

photo news ETUI seminar on chemicals in Lisbon

The 15th annual ETUI seminar on chemicals and worker protection took place on 27-28 June 2019. Held in Lisbon in collaboration with the General Confederation of the Portuguese Workers (CGTP), the meeting brought together more than 40 unionists from 21 European countries. Its aim was to coordinate union action on chemical risks.

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27/06/2019

The European Pillar of Social Rights: where are we now and where are we going?

Almost one and a half years after the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), a group of researchers, policymakers and civil society representatives came together at the ETUI to assess the status of the EPSR’s implementation and reflect on its future. Has the Pillar met expectations and what will its fate be during the next political term? Philippe Pochet, ETUI General Director, opened the well-attended conference by arguing that the Pillar came as the next logical step in social policy at the EU level.

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27/06/2019

TSD 2019: what agenda for the European and US trade unions after the European elections and in the current US political context

The political situation in Europe after the recent elections for European Parliament and the trade union agendas on both sides of the Atlantic were the main topics of this year’s Transatlantic Social Dialogue meeting, organised by the European Trade Union Institute, the Institute of Economic and Social Research of the Hans Böckler Foundation and the Worker Institute of Cornell University.

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26/06/2019

New ILO convention to combat violence and harassment at work

OIT, 108th (Centenary) Session of the International Labour Conference. Geneva, 10-21 June 2019 / H.E. Secretary of State Jean-Jacques ELMIGER (Switzerland), President of the 108th (Centenary) Session of the International Labour Conference, with Mr Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General, on the occasion of the Closing ceremony of the 108th (Centenary) Session of the International Labour Conference. Geneva, 21 June 2019.

On 21 June 2019, the International Labour Conference adopted a new convention on violence and harassment at work. It will formally become ILO Convention 190. Complemented by a recommendation adopted that same day, the text was adopted by the tripartite conference as part of the centenary celebrations of this international organisation.

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26/06/2019

The link between working conditions and neuro-degenerative diseases

Doctor holding in hand Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Swedish researchers have just published a study reviewing the available literature and presenting a meta-analysis relating to occupational exposures and neuro-degenerative diseases.

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26/06/2019

Crystalline silica: a serious risk for young workers

At the end of May 2019, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) published the results of its study of the risks associated with crystalline silica for workers.

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