| General

Eurocadres broadly welcomes Romanian Presidency programme

There is plenty for Eurocadres to commend in the Romanian EU Presidency programme, which was published on January 15th. First and foremost, we welcome the fact that the Presidency will do all it can to ensure the whistleblower protection Directive dossier is completed before the EU elections.

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| Digitalisation

Trade unions grapple with the digitalised economy

Workers’ organisations need to be ‘better prepared and more active when it comes to promoting good practice, anticipating digital change and ensuring that no one is left behind in the quickening pace of digitalisation in European labour markets

| 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.

| Elections

The course of Europe will be set in the next EU elections

In May 2019 Europeans will vote in the European Parliamentary elections. It will be a different EU than before.

| 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