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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 Adam Tyson | 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.

Tackling the unjust gender pay gap

By Marina Åman | March 9, 2020

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.

The digital world needs women

By Paula Ruiz Torres | March 6, 2020

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.

How do you see the higher education landscape in the future? And how can we support you?

By Adam Tyson | March 21, 2016

The globalised, high-tech economy means that the economic and social environment for which academic staff must prepare students and researchers, and in which they must embed research and innovation, is evolving.

Martin Jefflén & Patricia Blancard

More women on company boards and more men on parental leave

By Martin Jefflén & Patricia Blancard | March 7, 2016

Two things that we need more of to promote equality: women in company boards and management and men on parental leave.

Active ageing needs intergenerational solidarity

By William Lis | February 26, 2016

In order to cope with what is a real public health concern, businesses must stop “dumping” their senior workers, and instead adapt so as to accommodate their specific skills and requirements, if they want to be socially responsible.

Le vieillissement actif passe par la solidarité intergénérationnelle

By William Lis | February 26, 2016

Face à ce qui est un véritable problème de santé publique, les entreprises, si elles veulent être socialement responsables, doivent cesser de « jeter » leurs salariés seniors mais adapter les organisations à leurs compétences et à leurs spécificités.

Employability and trade unions

By Michael Tottrup | February 18, 2016

New technologies and an ever faster changing labour market requires of employees to adapt their skills and competences to stay employable. Trade unions have huge potential to accompany their members in this process.

Mental health situation calls for action

By Martin Jefflen | February 1, 2016

The social partners need to take on the issue of mental health at work. Mental disorders are very common in Europe and are a major burden on society. There is also a need to clarify in legislation that occupational health and safety at work is not only about the physical workplace.

Eva Nordmark, President of TCO, Sweden

Trade union change for recruiting professionals & managers

By Eva Nordmark | January 22, 2016

Everything a trade union does or says has an organising perspective. We communicate key political messages and we talk about image and, not least, how to become attractive and relevant for potential members. In Europe there are millions of them out there.

Paula Ruiz Rorres

Countries exporting highly qualified & skilled workers paying a price in the short term

By Paula Ruiz Torres | January 15, 2016

The financial crisis and the lack of jobs have caused brain drain, increasing migration of highly educated and skilled workers from the South and East to seek work in the North and West of Europe.

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.