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Social Europe, yes! But is the Pillar enough?

By Martin Jefflen | November 15, 2017

On 17 November the European Pillar of Social Rights will be proclaimed. But is it enough as a response to call from trade unions for a more Social Europe?

Reinventing work: Professionals and managers need for reskilling and upskilling

By Paula Ruiz Torres | October 18, 2017
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Innovation, technology, automatization and globalization are affecting global industries causing a significant impact on employment, redefining its nature and widening, in many cases, skills gaps.

10 October – Let’s talk about mental health in the workplace

By Martin Jefflen | October 9, 2017

Mental health in the workplace is the theme of the World Mental Health Day 2017, observed on 10 October. To focus on the workplace is key to combat the global rise of mental health disorders – many of which are caused by stress.

Atypical work – a new standard?

By Ute Meyenberg | September 19, 2017

Atypical workers need protection and representation. Trade unions in Europe discuss alternatives and solutions.

Revolution with pencils and brushes

By Jan De Paepe | August 18, 2017

New forms of raising the voice in the future. ETUI and Meta-Morphosis organized an exhibition of posters in the corridors of the International Trade Union House in Brussels from 8 June – 20 July 2017.

Time to modernise the working time directive

By Ari Åberg | June 19, 2017

EU’s working time directive dates back to as early as 1993. It is made for working nine-to-five and does not meet the challenges of the changing working life and new forms of work.

La conciliación de la vida laboral, personal y familiar más allá del techo de cristal

By Paula Ruiz Torres | May 30, 2017
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La conciliación de la vida laboral, personal y familiar no resulta fácil para las profesionales y directivas. A menudo se ven obligadas a elegir entre su carrera profesional o su vida familiar.

Work life balance beyond the glass ceiling

By Paula Ruiz Torres | May 3, 2017
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Balancing work and private life is not an easy task for European workers in general, let alone female professionals and managers.

Time to end unpaid internships!

By Martin Jefflen | February 20, 2017

A strike today demanding the end to unpaid internships clearly shows that there is need for better conditions for interns. Internships should be paid.

Sapin 2 – a better protection for whistleblowers in France

By Ute Meyenberg | December 20, 2016

Significant progress has been made in France on the subject of whistleblower protection and corporate due diligence. A growing work coordination of NGOs, trade unions and academics proved to be important for the process.