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| Whistleblowing

Trade union trainings on whistleblower protection

Eurocadres will offer its member organisations a number of training seminars on the issue of whistleblower protection which will take place this year and beginning of 2020.

| Employment | Mobility

European Labour Authority agreement welcomed

Eurocadres broadly welcomes today’s provisional agreement between the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council to support the Commission’s proposal to set-up a European Labour Authority (ELA).

| Employment

ILO supporting a Brighter Future for Work

The international Labour Organisation’s (ILOs) Global Commission on the Future of Work has published a new report titled: ‘Working for a Brighter Future’¸ addressing the unprecedented challenges and changes taking…

| Whistleblowing

New petition on whistleblower protection

Sign the new petition for a strong whistleblower protection direction. Eurocadres is teaming up with WeMove.EU to demand improvements in the directive.

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| Gender equality

Council urged to move forward and unblock the ‘Women on Boards’ Directive

The European Parliament today encouraged the Council to unblock the ‘Women on Boards’ Directive, in order to address gender inequality in Europe’s boardrooms.

| Gender equality | Work/life management

EU work-life balance directive moves forward

The EU institutions have reached a provisional agreement on the European Commission’s proposal for a work-life balance directive.

| General

Eurocadres broadly welcomes Romanian Presidency programme

There is plenty for Eurocadres to commend in the Romanian EU Presidency programme, which was published on January 15th. First and foremost, we welcome the fact that the Presidency will do all it can to ensure the whistleblower protection Directive dossier is completed before the EU elections.

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| Mobility | Skills & qualifications

Massive increase in highly skilled EU movers

The European Commission’s recently published ‘Study on the movement of skilled labour’ shows a significant increase in the share of high skilled EU movers. The proportion of high skilled EU movers amongst the employed population in the EU almost tripled to a total of 3.6 million, between 2004 and 2016.

| Digitalisation

Trade unions grapple with the digitalised economy

Workers’ organisations need to be ‘better prepared and more active when it comes to promoting good practice, anticipating digital change and ensuring that no one is left behind in the quickening pace of digitalisation in European labour markets

| General

Eurocadres closing for the holidays

Eurocadres wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Secretariat is back on 7 January.

| Whistleblowing

EU parliament vote strengthens whistleblower protection

The vote on Tuesday (20 November) by the European Parliament’s legal affairs committee (JURI), is primarily a cause for celebration for all European’s who wish for a more transparent and open Europe.

| Elections

The course of Europe will be set in the next EU elections

In May 2019 Europeans will vote in the European Parliamentary elections. It will be a different EU than before.

| Employment | Equality

Challenging the gender pay gap

The European Equal Pay Day is marked 3 November this year. European women are more and more highly-skilled, and a growing number of women graduate with tertiary education.

| Employment | Working conditions

Trade unions support the self-employed

There has been a rapid rise in the number of workers categorized as self-employed in recent years. In 2016, 30.5 million workers within the EU 28 Member States were self-employed.