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| Digitalisation | Employment

European Parliament adopts resolution on the use of AI in law enforcement

In a decisive majority, the European Parliament calls for a ban on the use of facial recognition in public places by law enforcement.

| Employment | Migration

Blue Card Directive voted through the European Parliament

This week, Eurocadres spoke with Euronews’ on the importance of the directive.

| Digitalisation | Working conditions

Changes needed to protect digital labour platform workers

As part of the second-stage consultation of European social partners, we reaffirm the need for further EU action to ensure basic labour standards and rights to platforms’ workers.

| General

Staffing changes within the Eurocadres Secretariat

Kevin Flynn joins as new Communications and Policy Officer, while Head of EU Affairs, Janina Mackiewicz, departs after 7 years at Eurocadres.

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| Occupational health and safety | Psychosocial risks

Necessary action absent in new Commission strategy on health & safety

The new directive on psychosocial risks which is needed is lacking in the new EU Occupational Health & Safety Strategic Framework 2021-2027.

| Whistleblowing

Role of trade unions in setting up internal whistleblowing channels

Eurocadres launched a new guide for trade unions and employers on setting up internal whistleblowing channels.

| Event | Whistleblowing

Speak – Listen – Whistle UP!

Eurocadres is organising a launch of the new guide on internal whistleblowing channels that can be used by trade unions and employers.

| Digitalisation | Event

First anniversary of the framework agreement on digitalisation

The European cross-sectoral social partners concluded in June 2020 a new autonomous framework agreement on digitalisation. Eurocadres will in a series of 4 workshops discuss strategies for implementation of the agreement with its member organisations.

| Whistleblowing

New civil society monitor on the EU Whistleblowing Directive

Eurocadres in partnership with the Whistleblowing International Network (WIN) and Transparency International Europe are delighted to announce the development and launch of a new online platform to monitor transposition and implementation of the EU Directive on Whistleblowing (2019/1937) across Europe.

| Whistleblowing

New online tool on whistleblowing for trade unions

Eurocadres has developed an online self-learning tool for trade union representatives about whistleblowing channels in workplaces.

| Event | Whistleblowing

Training tool for trade unionists – master whistleblowing channels

Join in for the launch of the online tool and to hear why it is important that trade unions are involved in whistleblowing work.

| Gender equality | Policy paper

Equal pay for equal work moving forward with pay transparency

In the beginning of March the European Commission submitted a directive proposal on pay transparency, which aims at targeting the right to equal pay between women and men for equal work or work of equal value.

| Higher education | Social dialogue

Skills in focus in Social Summit in Porto

In May 2021 EU leaders, heads of state and governments and social partners gathered in Porto, Portugal for the Social Summit where the action plan implementing the pillar was signed by the representatives of EU institutions and social partners. Martin Jefflén, participating for Eurocadres, underlined the need for lifelong learning and investments in skills and education.

| Digitalisation | Policy paper

Telework provisions have to be revised

Going back to pre-covid times of 100% office work will most likely not happen. A vast majority of organisations will adopt hybrid models, allowing more time for telework and remote working.