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Daphne Halikiopoulou, Tim Vlandas

How to counter exclusionary far right politics with a progressive inclusionary agenda on equality

Policy recommendations • Co-opting the policy agendas of far-right parties is not a winning strategy for social democrats and trade unions because in most cases accommodation will probably alienate a large proportion of their traditional left-wing supporters. • ‘Copycat’ strategies that extend well beyond ‘ownership’ issues are rarely successful... Find out more

Nathan Lillie, Quivine Ndomo, Katarzyna Kärkkäinen

Social insurance for mobile construction workers

Policy recommendations The regulatory regime pertaining to posted workers resolves the problem of continuity of coverage and contributions for migrant construction workers by situating social insurance in the sending country. This results, de facto, in a system that is complex, multi-jurisdictional and idiosyncratic, incentivising employers to... Find out more

Jane Pillinger

The Pay Transparency Directive

Key points • Collective bargaining has a critical role to play in closing and tackling the structural causes of the gender pay gap. • The Pay Transparency Directive contains new possibilities for trade unions and employers to use hypothetical comparisons in addressing the undervaluing of jobs predominantly carried out by women where there are no... Find out more

Friday on my mind - Working time in the manufacturing sector

The twin digital and green transition will have far-reaching labour market consequences in the manufacturing sector as regards the quantity, character and quality of employment. The effects of transition will be uneven between countries and regions, different industries and different categories of workers, depending on their various socio-economic... Find out more

Vladimir Bogoeski, Zane Rasnača, Elisabeth Brameshuber, ...

Interaction between labour law and immigration regimes

This report provides an overview of the ways in which EU and EEA Member States have regulated the immigration of third-country nationals who enter their territory for the purpose of work. Its focus is on short-term migrant workers and it presents the results of an extensive mapping exercise carried out by national experts from 23 EU and two EEA... Find out more

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October 27, 2023

industriAll Europe mobilises for a stronger European Works Councils Directive

In the wait for the improved EWC Directive, industriAll Europe continues its mobilisation for stronger European Works Councils (EWCs) including the organisation of quality training for trade union... Find out more

October 12, 2023

Collective bargaining news highlights - September 2023

EU: rising inflation creates tensions for sectoral collective bargaining Eurofound has published a new analysis of the adaptation of sectoral collective bargaining to inflation which was carried out... Find out more

September 13, 2023

Pay Transparency Directive: new comparisons to unblock the gender pay gap

Adopted in April 2023, the Pay Transparency Directive allows employers and trade unions to establish new data in situations where workers have no actual comparator. It will help to address... Find out more

September 07, 2023

Collective bargaining news highlights - Summer 2023

Bulgaria: Any acts against union association now punishable by law On 7 August in a groundbreaking move, Parliament approved a series of amendments to the Penal Code. This is a great victory for the... Find out more

June 13, 2023

Collective bargaining news highlights - May 2023

Germany: ver.di approves public service collective agreement The trade union ver.di’s Federal Collective Bargaining Commission for the Public Sector (BTK öD) with a large majority approved the... Find out more