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| Whistleblowing

Webinar 3 December: Workers with whistles

On 3 December 10-12 CET Eurocadres organises a webinar on trade unions and whistleblowing. Workers with whistles – How trade unions can empower whistleblowers. One year has passed since the EU Whistleblowing Directive entered into force. One year is left of the time member states have to implement it into national legislation. Is time running out for trade unions protecting whistleblowers in Europe?

| General

General Assembly takes broad outlook in COVID-19 times

Belarus, AI, the right to disconnect, gender equality and EndStress.EU were in focus at the 2020 Eurocadres General Assembly on 15 October.

| Psychosocial risks

EU law to tackle stress epidemic urgent after lockdown

Trade unions are launching a campaign for an EU law to tackle work-related stress amid a mental health crisis worsened by the lockdown.

| Psychosocial risks

Launch event 15 October – Time to end stress in the EU

Already before the COVID-19 outbreak EU was in a stress epidemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has put additional strain on the mental health of workers and it is more urgent than ever to address…

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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

| 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…