Which EU countries lag behind on ‘decent work’?

The report found that economic wellbeing has got worse in the EU since 2015. “The situation has barely improved when it comes to employment quality or labour vulnerability,” the report reads. [Shutterstock/Mameraman]

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), which represents workers and their trade unions at the European level, has published a survey about the progress EU member states have made regarding “decent work”. The results are not surprising. See more here.

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The report found that economic well-being had worsened in the EU since 2015. “The situation has barely improved when it comes to employment quality or labour vulnerability,” the report reads.

All EU countries that imposed austerity measures in the past are well below the EU average with Greece being the worst performer.

On the other hand, the “front-runners” are from western Europe and Scandinavia with the exception of Slovenia.

“The EU needs to fundamentally rethink its economic policies, prioritising decent work as it has promised and ending overly rigid controls on public investment that drives fair economic growth,” commented ETUC Confederal Secretary Liina Carr.

All EU countries that imposed austerity measures in the past are well below the EU average with Greece being the worst performer.

 

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