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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.

The rate of the women’s euro must be raised

By Lotta Savinko | March 5, 2020

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.

Colourful whistles in a christmas tree

Santa came early to whistleblowers. Now the work starts.

By Martin Jefflen | December 16, 2019

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….

The EU whistleblower directive: the run for levelling the field in our countries has begun

By Ann-Katrin Dolium | December 10, 2019

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.

Digital transformation: can psychosocial risks be smuggled out in the cloud?

By Fabrice Roy | December 2, 2019

For the past fifteen years, the ever-growing presence of technology has changed our lives, our habits, and our working structures.

Digitalisation changes professions

By Jean-Luc Molins | September 4, 2019

Digital and organisational solutions go hand in hand. The role of workers in new work environments is changing.

50 years of struggle

By Martin Jefflen | June 28, 2019

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.

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.

“Welfare tourism” – perceptions and the reality

By Klára Fóti | December 2, 2015

Freedom of movement of persons is undoubtedly one of the most important values of the EU. Moreover, labour mobility in particular can contribute to better match labour supply with demand, helping to raise employment levels.

Majority of women fear taking a career break

By Pav Akhtar | November 12, 2015

A recent survey from the London Business School has revealed that 70 per cent of women feel anxious about taking a career break for maternity leave or travel and the impact it will have on their careers.

Climate Change is Union Business

By Hanna Sjölund | November 5, 2015

With less than a month until world leaders will meet in Paris for the UN climate conference, COP21, the temperature is rising with the warmest 1 November in Brussels since measurements began.

Participation of P&MS workers in the social dialogue will fine-tune the mobility practices

By Jan De Paepe | November 3, 2015

Sometimes the enthusiasm to work abroad is tempered by practical inconveniences and uncertainties causing feelings of suspicion and doubts. Considerations and questions arise like… will my partner be happy there?

Corporate burnout: how to avoid it

By Pav Akhtar | October 19, 2015

“Too many professionals burn out in the first 10 years of their career so it’s time to make expectations more realistic and stop this terrible waste of talent,” declared Ulf Bengtsson.

Harvesting the Opportunities of Digitalisation

By Martin Jefflen | October 19, 2015

40% of the EU population have insufficient digital skills. 18% have still never used the internet. 2020 there will be an estimate of 825.000 unfilled vacancies for ICT professionals.