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From stress to engagement

By Dirk Antonissen | January 4, 2016

Many efforts are put in sensitising employers and employees to adhere the necessary attention to psychosocial risks.

Social market structures can encourage cross-border labour mobility

By Sirpa Pietikäinen | December 11, 2015

Europe is recovering from the economic crisis that has left its mark on many peoples’ lives. Nearly one quarter of EU citizens (24.6 %) are currently regarded as being at risk of poverty or social exclusion.

“Welfare tourism” – perceptions and the reality

By Klára Fóti | December 2, 2015

Freedom of movement of persons is undoubtedly one of the most important values of the EU. Moreover, labour mobility in particular can contribute to better match labour supply with demand, helping to raise employment levels.

Majority of women fear taking a career break

By Pav Akhtar | November 12, 2015

A recent survey from the London Business School has revealed that 70 per cent of women feel anxious about taking a career break for maternity leave or travel and the impact it will have on their careers.

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.

When is the 35-hour working week coming?

By Paula Ruiz Torres | January 11, 2024

Time management a key concern for today’s worker

Compulsory ESG reporting for companies

By Ute Meyenberg | November 7, 2023

A step forward to a just transition

Finnish family reform provides leave equality

By Lotta Savinko | December 20, 2022

Improvements to work-life balance secured through negotiations

Childcare crisis grips Belgian workers

By Sandra Vercammen | December 15, 2022

With soaring energy costs adding to the cost-of-living crisis, Belgian workers now face another pressing issue: the collapse of the childcare sector.

How do trade unions contribute to the European knowledge society?

By Gerald Musger | December 8, 2022

Austrian trade unionist Gerald Musger, who served as a member of Eurocadres Executive Committee from 1993 and vice-president from 2005 to 2013, has recently published a thesis examining the role trade unions play in advancing worker’s knowledge based.

The time for research, development and innovation is now

By Paula Ruiz Torres | June 16, 2022

One of the key elements that determines the development of a country in its scientific and research policy is its investment in research and development and innovation (R&D&I). The current…

An opportunity we cannot miss

By Paula Ruiz Torres | January 27, 2022

The reduction of working hours has been a traditional demand of the working class and constitutes a necessary and fair request considering the evolution our working world has undergone in recent decades, the economic results achieved and the unequal distribution of these results.

Women caught in the teleworking trap?

By Paula Ruiz Torres | January 14, 2021

The pandemic has made telework to become the rule and not the exception. And this might stay so also after the pandemic. Being a female professional, this implies an intensified double charge of professional work and private/family tasks.

Don’t let next health crisis be mental

By Martin Jefflen | April 28, 2020

COVID-19 is taking a toll on the mental health of people. The road to recovery risks worsening the stress epidemic Europe has been in for years.

Professional women on the move

By Anelise G. de Araujo | April 1, 2020

While major European capitals continue to attract a growing number of highly skilled intra-EU mobile citizens and third-country nationals, professional women on the move may face many difficulties in re-entering the labour market, including periods of unemployment and deskilling in the host country.