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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 | 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

| Whistleblowing

Danske Bank money laundering case strengthens calls for tougher EU whistleblowers legislation

The Danske Bank whistleblower, Howard Wilkinson, who revealed suspected money laundering at the Danish bank, has been invited to speak at the European Parliament’s special Committee on financial crimes, tax evasion and tax avoidance.

| Occupational health and safety

Surge in lost working days leads to European mental health re-think

‘There has been an explosion in the number of working days lost due to mental health problems’, said Kerstin Evelius, National Coordinator for mental health, Swedish Ministry of Social Affairs, speaking at the recent joint Finnish and UK seminar on mental health

| Work/life management

Eurofound study shows patchy response to burnout among Member States

Eurofound’s new publication ‘Burnout in the workplace: A review of data and policy responses in the EU’, shows European countries have a varied approach to burnout, in terms of definition and placing it into particular policy areas.