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Pesticides: European Commission accused of keeping hazardous products on the European market


Senior European Commission officials have been working to water down the criteria used for defining endocrine disruptors and to promote the continuing existence of dangerous pesticides on the European market. This is revealed in more than 600 confidential documents obtained by the NGO Pesticide Action Network (PAN) after two years of legal proceedings before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

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Europe Day: the way forward for a new social Europe

On Europe day, recognizing peace and prosperity within Europe and annual celebrated every 9 May in commemoration of the 1950 Schuman Declaration, it is central to look at the past and assess what the European Union (EU) has achieved since its creation 70 years ago. The common conclusion of many specialists and observers is the same: the European project is today in crisis and needs to be redefined.

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France: a link between working conditions and suicides

carte des suicides au travail

A study published in the Bulletin épidémiologique hebdomadaire (BEH) – a weekly epidemiological bulletin – of the French public health agency helps us to better gauge the impact of working conditions on thoughts of suicide. In 2017, 3.8% of the French population in employment stated having considered suicide in the course of the past twelve months (4.5% of the female population and 3.1% of the male population).

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A guide on detoxifying workplaces

The US Center for Progressive Reform (CPR) has just published its new Guide to Securing a Nontoxic Work Environment.

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Vietnam bans glyphosate

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Vietnam has decided to ban all herbicides containing glyphosate. This is a further blow to Roundup, a key product of Monsanto, the US multinational now in the hands of agrochemical giant Bayer.

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Reboot Social Europe: the pillar, re-insurance scheme, wage increase, gender equality

In a little more than two months, European citizens will elect a new European Parliament which will codetermine the direction which Social Europe will take in the years to come. Now is therefore the right time to look at where we are with the European social agenda and put forward some proposals on how to advance it.

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Collective Bargaining March 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 March 2019:

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Benchmarking Working Europe looks beyond the headline statistics at the reality of workers’ lives today

Europe’s good run of economic growth and job creation masks deep structural problems and an increasingly divided labour market. These are among the main findings of the 2019 edition of the ETUI’s Benchmarking Working Europe, which was officially launched in Brussels at an event on 26 March. First appearing in 2000, the report analyses socio-economic developments in the European Union and this year posed the question: ‘what does it take to have an EU working for workers?’

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New special issue of Transfer looks at refugees in the labour market

The large number of asylum applicants and refugees in the last few years has sparked interest in how they are received and assimilated in European countries. A growing focus is on labour markets as efforts are stepped up to integrate asylum-seekers and refugees into society through the workplace. The topic is being lent greater urgency by exploitation of the ‘problem’ of absorbing asylum-seekers by populist and far right parties in the runup to the European elections in May.

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Collective Bargaining February 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 February 2019:

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