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| 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.

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| 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.

| 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