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| Psychosocial risks

EndStress.EU launch event 18 March

Stress has become an epidemic in the EU. More than half of all working days lost in the EU are caused by work-related stress. We are calling for a directive! Join our launch on Wednesday 18 March.

| General

Eurocadres closing for the holidays

Eurocadres wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The Secretariat is back on 6 January.

| Occupational health and safety | Psychosocial risks

Launch of EndStress.EU

Today, Eurocadres launched its campaign EndStress.EU. The aim of the campaign is to make a breakthrough in occupational health and safety legislation on EU level.

| Whistleblowing

Flaws of the whistleblower directive need to be fixed on national level

For over three years now, the whistleblower directive has been at the heart of Eurocadres’ activities. During the General Assembly in Lisbon, Eurocadres’ members adopted a resolution its demanding that the existing flaws of the directive should be fixed on national level.

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| Occupational health and safety | Psychosocial risks

A directive on psychosocial risks!

Eliminating psychosocial risks at the workplace is a key demand for Eurocadres. Occupational health and safety must tackle both physical and mental wellbeing.

| Education & Training

Better re- and upskilling possibilities for workers

Eurocadres is calling for better re- and upskilling possibilities for workers through a resolution that was adopted at the General Assembly on 17 October.

| General | Occupational health and safety

Time to end stress!

Eurocadres’ two-day conference “Time to end stress: Professionals & Managers in the front line” kicks off today in Lisbon. The conference will address the challenges in tackling psychosocial risks at workplaces and what steps forward there are. Eurocadres will also launch the EndStress.EU campaign.

| General

Eurocadres’ General Assembly gathers in Lisbon

On 17 October 2019, Eurocadres members gather in Lisbon for the General Assembly. The GA will debate three resolutions: one on re- and upskilling, second one on the transposition of the whistleblower directive and a third one calling for a directive on psychosocial risks.

| Gender equality | Working conditions

Workplace bullying a huge problem in the legal profession

The International Bar Association (IBA) launched a report on sexual harassment in the legal profession in mid-May. The results show a horrifying truth about the frequency of bullying and harassment.

| Occupational health and safety | Work/life management

No future of work without mental health

On World Day for Safety and Health at Work, the European Alliance for Mental Health – Employment and Work (EUMH Alliance) highlights the importance of including mental health as part of a timely debate on the Future of Work in the EU.

| Whistleblowing

Eurocadres is co-organising a press conference on the whistleblower directive

Together with Transparency International EU & Whistleblowing International Network, Eurocadres is organising a civil society event in Strasbourg on 17 April.

| Digitalisation

Commission publishes Artificial Intelligence ethical guidelines

The European Commission published a new report on ethical guidelines for Artificial Intelligence (AI), and launched a pilot project on AI. It has set-out key requirements for trustworthy AI, as well as launching a large-scale pilot phase for feedback from stakeholders.

| Employment | Skills & qualifications

Skills mismatch shows a polarised EU

The recently published ETUC/ETUI study, ‘Benchmarking Working Europe 2019’, reports that despite the rise in the number of highly skilled professionals, within the European Union (EU), there remains a gap between those highly-skilled workers and the number of appropriate jobs available to them.

| Social dialogue

Eurocadres President addresses Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment

Addressing today’s Tripartite Social Summit for Growth and Employment, Eurocadres President, Martin Jefflén, profiled the successful whistleblowers protection campaign, which through the hard work of trade unions and NGOs, has led to a stronger Directive, giving more options for reporting crime and corruption and better protection for whistleblowers.