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22/05/2018

TURI Network of Trade Union Research Institutes celebrates Tenth Anniversary

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The tenth anniversary of the TURI (trade union-related research institutes) network was marked this month when the group of 32 member organizations met in Berlin to discuss the current challenges facing labour and trade unions. Since its foundation in November 2007 TURI has gone from strength to strength as a forum for bringing together researchers from all over Europe to analyse current policy challenges.

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7/05/2018

Collective Bargaining April 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 month of April.

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2/05/2018

New study shows austerity has made the labour market less secure in many EU countries

On 24 April, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) held in Brussels a book launch event aimed at presenting the main outcome of a research project on changes to labour market during a period of fiscal retrenchment from 2009 in 11 EU Member States.

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2/05/2018

ETUI Education call for proposals 2019-2020

ETUI EDU is launching its call for proposals 2019-2020. The objective of this call for proposals is to give to National Trade Union Organisations affiliated to ETUC the possibility to contribute with their own proposals on courses/material, even online courses, to the definition of the ETUI Education work programme for the period 01/04/2019 – 31/03/2020.

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24/04/2018

Grigor Gradev scholarhip awarded for research on social protection in Central and Eastern Europe

Grigor Gradev

The first recipient of a major research prize funded by the ETUC and ITUC is a young scholar from Latvia who will investigate whether enforcement of social protection in Central and Eastern Europe has suffered from the fallout from the economic crisis. Ieva Bloma, a PhD student at the European University Institute in Florence, has been awarded the 2018 Grigor Gradev Scholarship and starts work this month on a project to map how compliance with working and safety conditions has been affected by austerity measures enacted in the wake of the crisis.

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23/04/2018

28 April 2018 - World Day for Safety and Health at Work: ‘Union workplaces are safer workplaces’

This year on 28 April - the World Day for Safety and Health at Work – the union-selected global theme is ‘Union workplaces are safer workplaces’.

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20/04/2018

Trade unions reiterate their support for the directive on work-life balance

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) reiterated its support for the proposal for a European directive on work-life balance for parents and carers at an ETUI Monthly Forum on 17 April. The main results of a comparative study of the systems already in place in the Member States, which the ETUI had requested from the European Social Observatory, were presented at the Forum.

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10/04/2018

2019 ETUC Brian Bercusson Award on European labour law

Brian Bercusson Award

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has instituted an award to honour the outstanding and dynamic scientific work, of great value to the European trade union movement, of the late labour law Professor Brian Bercusson: the ETUC Brian Bercusson Award.

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5/04/2018

Collective Bargaining March 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 month of March.

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28/03/2018

Working less for the same pay: Czech unions demand it, employers are not against it.

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Czech workers want to work less, but for the same wage. The Czech union CMKOS wants to put forward a demand for a collective working time reduction to 7.5 hours a day with a 30-minute break. According to them, this would mean a reduction of the working time by half an hour a day or 2.5 hours a week.

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