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| Employment | Higher education

Realities of academic staff in Europe

EU Commission published a report on working conditions of academic staff. Rapid and continuous changes in the world of academia affects employees.

| Mobility

Commission service package cause for debate

The service package proposed by the European Commission on 10 January 2017 is causing debate in trade unions across Europe.

| Working time

Working time – there are limits!

The Working Time Directive triggered more than 50 judgments by the Court of Justice of the EU. The EU Commission took initiative to clarify obvious misunderstandings and provide legal guidance and legal certainty for a better application of the directive.

| Whistleblowing

Act now for whistleblower protection

Show your support for whistleblower protection. Take a few minutes to respond to the public consultation of the European Commission.

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The future of Europe must be social

The Social Pillar has been published. The Future of EU must include social progress. The challenges that we face on the labour market call for good and clear responses.

EU must stand firm on Hungarian attacks on democracy

–We urge the Commission to remain firm on Hungary and the appalling attacks on democracy, most recently in higher education and civil society, says Martin Jefflén, President of Eurocadres

| Whistleblowing

LuxLeaks verdict is a strong call for whistleblower protection

On the afternoon of Wednesday 15 March the verdict from the LuxLeaks trial, following the appeal, was released. Once again a good deed was punished. The verdict is a strong signal that EU needs a strong whistleblower protection. We

| General | Social dialogue

Fundamental values are the basis of the EU

Eurocadres main message at the Tripartite Social Summit, is that the time is right for an EU-wide whistleblower protection. With European companies working across country borders and employees making use of their freedom of mobility and taking up work in another country it is highly topical.

| Whistleblowing

Whistleblowing debated in the European Parliament

An own-initiative report by MEP Dennis de Jong (GUE/NGL) on the role of whistleblowers in the protection of EU’s financial interests was voted through with a clear majority in the European Parliament.

| Whistleblowing

Whistleblower protection gains attention from the EU Commission

Eurocadres is in favour of a directive on whistleblower protection. To fight corruption and other unlawful acts there should be a safe way to report wrongdoings.

| Social dialogue

Europe has an obligation to improve social rights

Next Monday – January 23 – the European Commission will reveal its latest thinking on social policy and legislation at a conference “The European Pillar of Social Rights: going forward together” with President Juncker and Commissioner Thyssen.

| Occupational health and safety

Psychosocial health risks – EU guide for SMEs

The EU Commission clarifies that employers are obliged to protect workers from psychosocial risks and that these risks have to be duly taken into account in the risk assessment process.

| Skills & qualifications

The European Commission wants to clarify regulated professions

The Commission is proposing for the member states to assess the necessity and balance of some regulated professions, that now sum up to 5 500 in total across the EU.

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| General | Skills & qualifications

Clear priorities of Eurocadres on the European Pillar of Social Rights

Eurocadres has been part of the joint work with ETUC on the response to the public consultation of the European Commission on the European Pillar of Social Rights. While supporting the common response the priorities are clear: up- & re-skilling, whistleblower protection and psychosocial health risks.