| Whistleblowing

EU parliament vote strengthens whistleblower protection

The vote on Tuesday (20 November) by the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee (JURI), is primarily a cause for celebration for all European’s who wish for a more transparent and open Europe.

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| Employment | Equality

Challenging the gender pay gap

The European Equal Pay Day is marked 3 November this year. European women are more and more highly-skilled, and a growing number of women graduate with tertiary education.

| Employment | Working conditions

Trade unions support the self-employed

There has been a rapid rise in the number of workers categorized as self-employed in recent years. In 2016, 30.5 million workers within the EU 28 Member States were self-employed.

| Elections

Appealing to the ‘angry middle’ at the EP elections

In this lead-up to next year’s European Parliamentary elections the ETUC held a seminar titled: ‘Europe’s new political landscape: Open vs Closed, us versus them and the angry middle’. The event explored the growing electoral success of rights-wing and populist parties

| Mobility

Eurocadres welcomes EC workers mobility campaign

The European Commission has launched a campaign, celebrating 60 years of EU labour mobility and social security coordination. The campaign also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding regulations, on the freedom of movement for workers, throughout the European Union.

| Whistleblowing

European Court of Auditors welcomes whistleblower directive

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) published an Opinion about the proposed directive on whistleblower protection, stating that it could increase the legal rights of whistleblowers in all Member States.

| Gender equality

Gender inequality continues to blight Europe’s labour markets

‘Gender inequality remains a defining characteristic of European labour markets’, states the new Eurofound report titled, ‘Women in management: underrepresented and overstretched?’