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Climate Change is Union Business

By Hanna Sjölund | November 5, 2015

With less than a month until world leaders will meet in Paris for the UN climate conference, COP21, the temperature is rising with the warmest 1 November in Brussels since measurements began.

Participation of P&MS workers in the social dialogue will fine-tune the mobility practices

By Jan De Paepe | November 3, 2015

Sometimes the enthusiasm to work abroad is tempered by practical inconveniences and uncertainties causing feelings of suspicion and doubts. Considerations and questions arise like… will my partner be happy there?

Corporate burnout: how to avoid it

By Pav Akhtar | October 19, 2015

“Too many professionals burn out in the first 10 years of their career so it’s time to make expectations more realistic and stop this terrible waste of talent,” declared Ulf Bengtsson.

Harvesting the Opportunities of Digitalisation

By Martin Jefflen | October 19, 2015

40% of the EU population have insufficient digital skills. 18% have still never used the internet. 2020 there will be an estimate of 825.000 unfilled vacancies for ICT professionals.

A choice for profit or for purchasing power? Yes there are alternatives!

By Jan De Paepe | October 19, 2015

There is no alternative’ was the clear message that Mr. Tsipras received from his colleagues when they forced him last summer to accept a new plan of savings for the Greek economy. However, if we look around across Europe, not only the Greek adjust their lifestyle to a lower level.

TTIP should also promote the mobility of workers

By Markus Penttinen | October 18, 2015

A fresh analysis shows that TTIP would have positive employment and income effects in many EU countries. On the other side, effects would be minimal in countries such as Germany, France and Italy. The trade unions are demanding that TTIP has to serve citizens; it needs a strong labour chapter and high standards must be preserved.

A new labour mobility package is being prepared, but will it leave out the essentials?

By Janina Mackiewicz | October 16, 2015

One of the greatest achievements of the EU is free movement of people and particularly the possibility to work in another member state. Despite of this, intra-EU mobility is low and only around 7 million Europeans live and work in another EU country. Nevertheless, the political discussion in Europe is focused on benefit tourism, even if it has been proven that people mainly move after jobs.