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| 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.

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| 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.

| Elections

Appealing to the ‘angry middle’ at the EP elections

In this lead-up to next year’s European Parliamentary elections the ETUC held a seminar titled: ‘Europe’s new political landscape: Open vs Closed, us versus them and the angry middle’. The event explored the growing electoral success of rights-wing and populist parties

| Mobility

Eurocadres welcomes EC workers mobility campaign

The European Commission has launched a campaign, celebrating 60 years of EU labour mobility and social security coordination. The campaign also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding regulations, on the freedom of movement for workers, throughout the European Union.

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| Employment

Unions reach out to the self-employed

A new ETUC report titled, trade union protecting self-employed workers, sets out the problems facing this growing section of Europe’s workforce. This initiative explores why self-employed workers need better rights…

| Whistleblowing

European Court of Auditors welcomes whistleblower directive

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) published an Opinion about the proposed directive on whistleblower protection, stating that it could increase the legal rights of whistleblowers in all Member States.

| Gender equality

Gender inequality continues to blight Europe’s labour markets

‘Gender inequality remains a defining characteristic of European labour markets’, states the new Eurofound report titled, ‘Women in management: underrepresented and overstretched?’

| Work/life management

Eurocadres psychosocial risks seminar works towards EU Directive

The second in a series of Eurocadres training seminars on: ‘Psychosocial health risks: professionals and managers in the front line’, took place in Paris on the 20th and 21st of September