European Trade Union Institute, ETUI.

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Lise Meylemans and Stan De Spiegelaere 05/2020

The survey findings generally confirm the observations based on the case studies: EWC members who think management withholds information are also more likely to feel limited in discussing information because of the ‘confidential’ labelling; at the same time, EWC members who think management shares all information also feel much more free to talk about that information.

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Torsten Müller and Thorsten Schulten 05/2020

cover short time work

Based on a comparison of the different short-time work schemes in Europe, this policy brief identifies some criteria for fair short-time work which enables workers not only to retain their job, but also to live a decent life.

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Laurent Vogel and Mehmet Koksal 05/2020

This issue explores several aspects of art as work. As a collective work of many, often invisible labourers. As a work generally carried out under conditions of great precarity and in which physical risks are often overlooked.

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03/2020

The ETUI logo is also social distancing, keeping the distance between each other now to get closer together after the crisis. On Covid-19, we are focussing on the workers’ perspective. This is why we are launching Covid Social Impact platform to monitor the social and employment consequences of the Covid-19 in European member states. Additionally, we have compiled a special Timeline of events to track and trace specifically the EU’s...

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Stan De Spiegelaere and Romuald Jagodzinski 05/2020

One of the many areas that will likely be directly affected by Brexit with regard to workers’ rights is the organisation and functioning of European Works Councils (EWCs).This policy brief shows that Brexit will have an immediate effect on about 14% of all EWCs because they are based on UK national law.

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Aída Ponce Del Castillo 04/2020

Among the many disruptive new technologies that have emerged recently, blockchain is the one that has the most potential to profoundly revolutionise society and the labour market. For blockchain to be socially acceptable, however, accountability and transparency in the governance of its architecture is necessary – as is giving all actors, including workers, the ability to become co-creators in its technological development and to shape its implementation.

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Collective Bargaining developments in April 2020

14 May 2020

Please find below the highlights of the April issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level over the past month.

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42 million applications for short time work

13 May 2020

Employers have applied for short-time work for more than 50 million employees in Europe - Researchers recommend minimum standards for fair short-time work regulations.

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Social dialogue in a time of pandemic

10 May 2020

In Belgium, as everywhere, one of the earliest reactions to lockdown from people was a rush on the supermarkets — particularly for toilet paper. Just as physical distancing rules were being implemented, supermarkets were being flooded with people each day, a risk to the shoppers themselves and particularly the workers.

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Four scenarios for Europe’s future after the crisis

4 May 2020

What kind of Europe will take shape after the coronavirus crisis? Four scenarios, widely varying in their social and ecological consequences, are possible.

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The behaviour of foreign companies in the new EU member states of eastern and east-central Europe

22 April 2020

Are foreign multinational companies more or less likely than domestically-owned firms to recognise trade unions and engage seriously in collective bargaining? On the face of it, a multinational company is in a stronger position relative to employees as it can play off one group against another. On the other hand, big multinationals often recognise unions in their home countries. The US trade union confederation the AFL-CIO is hoping to improve organisation in branches of European companies in the southern states of the USA. What can be learned in this respect from experience inside Europe?

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What happened in March 2020 on collective bargaining?

20 April 2020

Please find below the highlights of the March issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level over the past month.

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5 online courses for the period April - July 2020

7 April 2020

Faced with the disruption of face-to-face training caused by the COVID-19, the ETUI Education director decided to accelerate the original workplan for digital learning and training and increase the range and volume of online learning activities as much as possible. This includes the accelerating of the development of new online courses and creating new forms of online learning experience on new topics.

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  • Are European Works Councils ready for Brexit? An inside look

    One of the many areas that will likely be directly affected by Brexit with regard to workers’ rights is the organisation and functioning of European Works Councils (EWCs).This policy brief shows that Brexit will have an immediate effect on about 14% of all EWCs because they are based on UK national law. Read more

Social policy in the European Union 1999-2019: the long and winding road

About ETUI

The European Trade Union Institute is the independent research and training centre of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) which itself affiliates European trade unions into a single European umbrella organisation. The ETUI places its expertise – acquired in particular in the context of its links with universities, academic and expert networks – in the service of workers’ interests at European level and of the strengthening of the social dimension of the European Union. Read more

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