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New EU rules on insolvency must provide better protection for workers

Wednesday 23 November 2016

The ETUC has cautiously welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for a new Directive to  protect companies that are insolvent or nearly insolvent. The new rules, giving a period during which the company can explore all opportunities to provide for its survival, will stop creditors from forcing a company into insolvency and provide much needed breathing…

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EU Banking social partners commit to CSR

Friday 18 November 2016

The EU sectoral social dialogue committee in the banking sector invited social partners from the EU member states to an event to follow up on the joint declaration on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) which had been signed in 2014. Mr. David-Pascal Dion, Head of Social Dialogue Unit at DG Employment of the European Commission, gave…

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An AAA-rated society for workers’ rights

Thursday 17 November 2016

This European Commission promised progress on social issues, but so far none has materialised. Europe’s workers need job security, well-defined right and a fair standard of living, writes Oliver Roethig on Euractiv. AAA-rated countries have an exceptional degree of creditworthiness as they are trusted to meet their commitments with ease. Two years ago, Commission President…

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The Future of Work discussed at multiple events this week

Thursday 17 November 2016

An EESC-ILO Conference on the Future of Work was held this week in Brussels in the framework of the global consultation called by the ILO. The event aimed to identify the key challenges and opportunities related to the Future of Work in the EU context. Meanwhile in Nyon,  the UNI Global Union Leadership Summit on…

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More than 1 in 3 workers have difficulty making ends meet

Thursday 17 November 2016

The ETUC reacted to the European Working Conditions Survey published by today that shows more than one third of workers report some or great difficulty in making ends meet. The survey was published by Eurofound, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions and tripartite EU agency providing knowledge to assist in…

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