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| 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.

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| 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.

| Innovation

EU Institutions reach provisional agreement on Horizon Europe for 2021-2027

The European Parliament, the Commission and the Council have reached a preliminary agreement on Horizon Europe for 2021 to 2027. Horizon Europe is expected to build on the achievements and success of the current research and innovation programme (Horizon 2020).

| Whistleblowing

Agreement on the whistleblower directive

Late last night the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the whistleblower protection directive.

| Gender equality

Gender pay gap is far from solved

European women are more and more highly-skilled, and a growing number of women graduate with tertiary education. Not only is advancing to managerial positions a challenge, but the wages of women are also lagging far behind.

| Whistleblowing

Petition handed over supporting better whistleblower protection

The petition of Eurocadres and WeMove.EU which had gathered over 100,000 signatures was handed over in preparation of one of the last trilogue negotiations on the whistleblower protection directive.

| Social dialogue

European Social Dialogue – new work programme 2019-2021

The European social partners agreed on a new work programme for the years 2019-2021. As a recognised European social partner Eurocadres has been involved in the negotiations.

| 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…