Social Europe & Jobs

Economy & Jobs 20-02-2018

Transnational company agreements – another form of social dialogue in Europe

Transnational company agreements, made within European multinationals have helped to Europeanise industrial relations. Although the European Commission views such agreements as an innovative tool for cooperation, it has yet to define a legal framework for them. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Economy & Jobs 15-02-2018

Czech Republic seeks solutions to gender pay gap, with EU help

How to manage a career while raising children? Children’s clubs funded by the EU could be part of the solution. Nevertheless, more needs to be done to increase women’s participation in the labour market.
Economy & Jobs 08-02-2018

Sectoral Social Dialogue: The promising side of industrial relations in the EU

The 44 Sectoral Social Dialogue Committees promote better working conditions in sectors as varied as the chemical industry or the footwear sector. It enjoys a lot of support and has received rave reviews but currently only affects a limited number of sectors. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Economy & Jobs 07-02-2018

German pay deal heralds end of wage restraint in Europe’s largest economy

A hard-fought deal on pay and working hours for industrial employees in southwestern Germany sets a benchmark for millions of workers across Europe's largest economy and heralds wage growth in the coming years.
Economy & Jobs 05-02-2018

Boosting female entrepreneurship in low-income neighbourhoods

Promoting entrepreneurship among women is a solution to the unemployment problem, one that is currently supported in Europe. In France, HEC - an international business school, supports women from low-income neighbourhoods, within the framework of female entrepreneurship.
Economy & Jobs 01-02-2018

Czech government raises quota for fast-lane work permits for Ukrainians

The Czech government agreed yesterday (31 January) to double the number of Ukrainians it was allowing in as fast-track migrant workers to 19,600 per year, aiming to help firms struggling to find workers and facing pressure from the workforce for wage hikes.
Economy & Jobs 24-01-2018

The end of European labour agreements?

Barely a dozen sectoral agreements have been finalised ever since social dialogue was established in Europe. The social partners’ contradictory objectives and the progressive disinvestment of the European Commission are to blame for this.
Economy & Jobs 22-01-2018

EU countries best in class for inclusiveness and talent competitiveness

If you thought the EU was incapable of being inclusive or attracting and producing talents, you’d better think twice, business leaders gathered in Davos heard on Monday (22 January), hours before the start of the World Economic Forum.
Economy & Jobs 18-01-2018

Dual vocational education and training in Germany – a blue print for Europe?

To tackle the continuously high youth unemployment in Europe, the EU has introduced a range of initiatives and so-called “guarantees”. A long term strategy could contain the adaptation of a dual education system in other EU member states, which has hold up well in Germany so far. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 15-01-2018

EU should harness economic recovery to push structural reforms, economists say

Despite positive momentum, the European economy still faces challenges in terms of low investment, youth unemployment and the social fracture growing across the bloc.
Economy & Jobs 10-01-2018

European social dialogue still unknown to many workers

More than 30 years after it was launched by Jacques Delors, the European social dialogue is still struggling to reach workers. This is the main finding of a detailed survey published this week by Humanis. EURACTIV France reports
Politics 22-12-2017

Sofia to ban horse-drawn carts for EU presidency

Bulgaria's capital Sofia is drafting plans to rid the common sight of creaking horse-drawn carts from its streets in an effort to brush up its image for the country's EU presidency from January.