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.
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.
In Europe, more women graduate with higher education degrees than men. And yet, men have higher income and get promoted more often than women. While the gender pay gap in Europe has stagnated, the efforts to reduce it has not.
On International Women’s Day, we must draw attention to the new world of work and the effects that automation and digitalisation will have on female professionals and managers around the world.
The total earnings of women are approximately 84 per cent of men’s earnings. The rate of the women’s euro, or female euro, must be raised more rapidly.
It is official. The Whistleblower Protection Directive is now reality. On 16 December 2019 the directive entered into force following its publication in the EU Official Journal 20 days earlier….
Less than half of all EU member states had whistleblower protection legislation in place before this directive, which means potential whistleblowers were facing a real risk of retaliation.
For the past fifteen years, the ever-growing presence of technology has changed our lives, our habits, and our working structures.
Digital and organisational solutions go hand in hand. The role of workers in new work environments is changing.
50 years ago today, in the early morning of June 28th, police raided the Stonewall inn in Greenwich village, New York. This day the LGBT community fought back.
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.
Costs of psychosocial health risks due to work is estimated at 617 billion euros per year. Prevention policies can bring huge benefits.
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.
Employers should put employees´ mental health at the very top of the agenda especially at this time of ongoing and continuous changes in the labor market that are affecting a key dimension of job quality – health and safety – and which are contributing to the increase of psychosocial risks at a great extent.
On 17 October 2016, the platform that Eurocadres took the initiative to create on EU-wide whistleblower protection was launched. 48 organisations participated from the start, and more are joining. The case for why whistleblowers should be protected is clear.
Psychosocial health risks and mental health is a big challenge. The European Commission must change the main directive on occupational health and safety.
High-level research needs mobile researchers. But changing jobs can affect pension savings negatively. Pensions have therefore been identified as an obstacle to mobility for researchers and RESAVER proposed as a remedy.
The ability to create something new and valuable lift up individuals and teams, and takes them out of anonymity and gives life and colour to an active career.
Professional mobility is an important tool for career development for European professionals, both in terms of geographical and occupational manners.
We have had a couple of weeks’ time to reflect on the New Skills Agenda for Europe. Eurocadres is worried about skills gaps and skills mismatches.