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EU’s just transition demands life-long learning

By Martin Jefflen | January 24, 2019

Life-ling learning is a necessity, if workers are to remain competitive in today’s high-skilled job markets. A just transition will require the development of reskilling and upskilling programmes.

Brexit and its impact on higher education

By Thomas Jorgensen | December 13, 2018

Brexit came as a shock to the higher education world; the prospect of UK universities falling out of the European mechanisms for cooperation was both unexpected and alarming.

Martin Jefflen

Why Europe should back a robust whistleblowers directive

By Martin Jefflen | November 22, 2018

Those who report corruption, criminal acts and breaches of public trust must be protected, writes Martin Jefflén, who calls for lowering the barriers when it comes to reporting wrongdoing in the corporate sphere.

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The crudest forms of racism are alive and kicking within the workplace

By Martin Todd | September 18, 2018

One of the myths regarding racism is that black professionals and managers do not face the crude forms of racial insults and attacks, within the workplace. However, at the recent ETUC/ETUI workshop on racism and xenophobia in the workplace, fundamentally challenged any such perception.

Professional women have to become the big fish

By Janina Mackiewicz | July 31, 2018

For some time now, it has been noted that European women are highly-skilled, and an increasing number of women graduate with tertiary education. Still, highly-educated women find it harder to enter the labour market and are in lower-skilled jobs in comparison to men.

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Bologna Process and European Higher Education Area: aiming for the sky

By Paula Ruiz Torres | July 3, 2018

Inclusion, equity, employability, lifelong learning and the transformation of teaching and learning practices need to be raised higher in every country’s political agenda. 

Balanced legislation for creators and users

By Ute Meyenberg | April 24, 2018

In the digital era, education and work are heavily influenced by new technologies. For education and research professionals, the complexity lies in the fact that they are often both users and creators of copyrighted material.

Work life balance beyond the glass ceiling

By Paula Ruiz Torres | March 8, 2018

Balancing work and private life is not an easy task for European workers in general, let alone female professionals and managers.

Paula Ruiz Rorres

La conciliación de la vida laboral, personal y familiar más allá del techo de cristal

By Paula Ruiz Torres | March 8, 2018

La conciliación de la vida laboral, personal y familiar no resulta fácil para las profesionales y directivas. A menudo se ven obligadas a elegir entre su carrera profesional o su vida familiar.

Happy Birthday!

By Martin Jefflen | February 24, 2018

On 24 February 1993 in Luxemburg Eurocadres was created. The European social dialogue was just being launched through the Maastricht treaty, and trade unions organising professionals and managers wanted to…

Social Europe, yes! But is the Pillar enough?

By Martin Jefflen | November 15, 2017

On 17 November the European Pillar of Social Rights will be proclaimed. But is it enough as a response to call from trade unions for a more Social Europe?

Paula Ruiz Rorres

Reinventing work: Professionals and managers need for reskilling and upskilling

By Paula Ruiz Torres | October 18, 2017

Innovation, technology, automatization and globalization are affecting global industries causing a significant impact on employment, redefining its nature and widening, in many cases, skills gaps.

10 October – Let’s talk about mental health in the workplace

By Martin Jefflen | October 9, 2017

Mental health in the workplace is the theme of the World Mental Health Day 2017, observed on 10 October. To focus on the workplace is key to combat the global rise of mental health disorders – many of which are caused by stress.

Atypical work – a new standard?

By Ute Meyenberg | September 19, 2017

Atypical workers need protection and representation. Trade unions in Europe discuss alternatives and solutions.

Revolution with pencils and brushes

By Jan De Paepe | August 18, 2017

New forms of raising the voice in the future. ETUI and Meta-Morphosis organized an exhibition of posters in the corridors of the International Trade Union House in Brussels from 8 June – 20 July 2017.

Time to modernise the working time directive

By Ari Åberg | June 19, 2017

EU’s working time directive dates back to as early as 1993. It is made for working nine-to-five and does not meet the challenges of the changing working life and new forms of work.

Time to end unpaid internships!

By Martin Jefflen | February 20, 2017

A strike today demanding the end to unpaid internships clearly shows that there is need for better conditions for interns. Internships should be paid.

Sapin 2 – a better protection for whistleblowers in France

By Ute Meyenberg | December 20, 2016

Significant progress has been made in France on the subject of whistleblower protection and corporate due diligence. A growing work coordination of NGOs, trade unions and academics proved to be important for the process.

Stress at work – a cost to reduce

By Nayla Glaise | December 9, 2016

Costs of psychosocial health risks due to work is estimated at 617 billion euros per year. Prevention policies can bring huge benefits.

Stress au Travail – un coût à réduire

By Nayla Glaise | December 9, 2016

Le coût des risques psychosociaux dues au travail à 617 milliards d’euros par an. C´est exorbitante au regard des bénéfices des politiques de prévention.