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Using Europe’s new reporting rules for sustainability

By Ute Meyenberg | May 24, 2024

How a new EU file can help deliver a Just Transition

Challenges and Achievements: Women and the Gender Gap in Access to Managerial Positions in Europe

By Paula Ruiz Torres | March 22, 2024

The struggle for gender equality in the workplace has been a hot topic for decades. Despite significant progress in many areas, the gender gap persists in a number of sectors, one of the most prominent being women’s access to management positions.

Analysing the impact of AI in Italy

By Alessio De Luca | March 7, 2024

The regulatory framework and practices in focus.

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.

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.

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Psychosocial risk management as part of a CSR strategy

By Paula Ruiz Torres | October 31, 2016

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.

Whistleblowers must be protected

By Martin Jefflen | October 18, 2016

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.

Taking responsibility for mental health

By Martin Jefflen | October 10, 2016

Psychosocial health risks and mental health is a big challenge. The European Commission must change the main directive on occupational health and safety.

Solving the pension problem for mobile researchers

By Martin Jefflén & Tomas Bern | September 28, 2016

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.

Protecting your Kodak moment

By Jan De Paepe | August 25, 2016

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.

Mobility: a strong desire amongst European professionals

By Ute Meyenberg | July 2, 2016

Professional mobility is an important tool for career development for European professionals, both in terms of geographical and occupational manners.