A step forward to a just transition
Improvements to work-life balance secured through negotiations
With soaring energy costs adding to the cost-of-living crisis, Belgian workers now face another pressing issue: the collapse of the childcare sector.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
“How much can schools can adapt their curricula to fight radicalisation by encouraging more inclusiveness and integration in society as well as the labour market?”… These topics, questions in public debates and news caught my attention.
The introduction of the European Professional Card (EPC) this year is one of the major achievements of the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive. But only few professions are the lucky ones to have established such a card.
Rather than a development creating more obstacles for Transatlantic mobility the EU should work for making it easier to work and travel across the pond.