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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.

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.

A new labour mobility package is being prepared, but will it leave out the essentials?

By Janina Mackiewicz | October 16, 2015

One of the greatest achievements of the EU is free movement of people and particularly the possibility to work in another member state. Despite of this, intra-EU mobility is low and only around 7 million Europeans live and work in another EU country. Nevertheless, the political discussion in Europe is focused on benefit tourism, even if it has been proven that people mainly move after jobs.