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Health 29-10-2021

Media Partnership: Upskilling & Reskilling as part of the Well-Being of the European Workforce

Current major issues have profoundly changed the way we work, highlighting the crucial needs for European societies to constantly develop the skills of workers and their well-being.
Economy & Jobs 22-10-2021

Can the AI regulation save workers from surveillance capitalism?

As algorithms continue to have an ever more crucial role in the workplace, lawmakers are concerned over their influence on workers' rights and wellbeing. A risk-based approach to Artificial Intelligence regulation tries to tackle this challenge, but is it enough?
EU Elections 2019 16-05-2019

Voting record of the far-right in EU Parliament contradicts rhetoric – report

The voting record of 11 far-right parties in the European Parliament demonstrates their affinities with the interests of large corporations and financial institutions, rather than the interests of people they claim to defend. EURACTIV France reports.
Economy & Jobs 18-04-2019

Germany’s new workers are cause for Bosnia’s shrinking population

When a Bosnian politician announces the creation of 100,000 new jobs, we joke in Bosnia that half of these will be abroad. With Germany’s new regulation on the immigration of skilled workers, an increased number of people could reach Germany- this will have consequences for Bosnia. EURACTIV Germany reports.

How to protect workers’ rights in a volatile labour market?

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In 2017, the European Commission proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights, aimed to ensure fair working conditions, social protection and inclusion. How can the the Pillar protect workers’ rights? How can trade unions address new challenges related to working conditions while protecting traditional workers?
Health 23-04-2018

Climate change affects workers’ health in all business segments, says French agency

Workers from all business segments are and will be affected by climate and environmental changes, with the exception of risks related to noise and artificial radiations, the French Agency for Food, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety (Anses) said in a study published 19 April.
Labour market

Commission publishes health and safety strategy for EU workers

Every year more than three million workers are victims of a serious accident at work in the EU and 4,000 people die in workplace accidents. The Commission today (June 6) published a new strategy framework on Health and Safety at Work for 2014-2020.
Regional Policy 17-05-2011

Dassis: ‘European workers are fiercely opposed to austerity measures’

Trade union leaders from across Europe are gathering in Athens this week, for the 12th Congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). Veteran trade unionist George Dassis shared with EURACTIV his views on the social impacts of the financial crisis, and how the EU should show solidarity with countries such as Greece, Ireland and Portugal.

EU offers lifeline to Italian textile workers

The European Commission yesterday (15 December) granted €35.16 million from the EU's Globalisation Fund (EGF) to support laid-off Italian textile workers, the largest sum granted by the fund since its creation in early 2007.

The EU’s labour-shortage ‘time bomb’

Amid Commission predictions that some 5.5 million new jobs will be created in 2007-08, EU leaders are facing a different challenge: finding workers to fill the vacancies.

‘Skills key to meeting globalisation challenge’

Leitch report warns that far-reaching reforms in skills-training are essential if the UK and Europe are to avoid "undistinguished mediocrity".

Commission seeks right balance of life and work

More needs to be done to achieve a better balance between private and professional life, in particular for women, argues the Commission. Social partners have been asked to comment.

“A debate on flexicurity instead of EU harmonisation”

In a letter to Commission President José Manuel Barroso on the draft Green Paper on modernisation of labour law, business association UNICE accused the commission of "an implicit agenda of harmonisation of labour law" throughout the EU. EURACTIV talked to Thérèse de Liedekerke, director for social affairs with UNICE, on the association's criticism of the commission draft. 

‘UNICE’s criticism is blown out of proportion’

Shortly before the Commission's planned launch of a consultation on the reform of European labour law, employers' association UNICE launched a fierce attack on the document. EURACTIV talked to Catelene Passchier, who is in charge of social policy and labour law in her position as confederal secretary of ETUC, the European Trade Union Confederation.

UNICE and ETUC clash in labour-law row

In two exclusive interviews with EURACTIV, social-affairs experts from business association UNICE and the European Trade Union Confederation have laid out their organisations' standing in the conflict on the Commission's labour law draft.

Labour law: Green Paper delay raises tempers

In reaction to a critical letter from the European business lobby, the Commission has delayed the publication of a Green Paper on European Labour law until at least November 2006.