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Standardization: what roles for the unions?

This issue carries a feature on standardization, an area governed by new European rules since January 2013. The regulations introduce a series of measures that open up new opportunities for trade unions to get more involved in the work of European standardization bodies. Find out more

Stefano Boy, Bart Samyn

A trade union look at the lift sector

This publication summarizes the knowledge and experience accumulated during the six-year cooperation launched in 2004 by the European Metalworkers' Federation (EMF) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) with the intention of carrying out joint cross-border projects to improve the working conditions of European metal industry workers. EMF... Find out more

Ulrich Bamberg, Stefano Boy

The new Machinery Directive. A tool to uncover the changes introduced by the revised directive

The new Machinery Directive adopted in 2006 came into effect on 29 December 2009. It is a particularly complex piece of legislation that needs a route map through it in order to be implemented with proper regard for workers' safety. ETUI expert Stefano Boy analyses the new law's requirements on the health and safety of users, and identifies where... Find out more

Stefano Boy, Theoni Koukoulaki

Globalizing technical standards

Publication date: 2002 This publication sets the European standardization process in its changing context where European standards are increasingly being framed at the international level. The development of standards to fill out the European directives that ensure free movement for work equipment but also affect health and safety is now moving up... Find out more

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October 26, 2022

Regulation on machines: towards the primacy of human intelligence

On 4 October 2022, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) was invited by the Union des industries et métiers de la métallurgie (UIMM) in Paris to discuss the amendments presented by the European... Find out more