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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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Work-Life-Balance 4.0 – Challenges in a time of digitalisation

Thursday 17 November 2016

On 15 November 2016 the European Sunday Alliance organized its third Europeanconference this time on “Work-Life-Balance 4.0 – Challenges in a time of digitalisation” at the European Economic and Social Committee. During the day over 100 participants discussed how digitalisation will impact all aspects of our lives and how a healthy work-life-balance can be secured….

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What’s atypical working and why do we think it is a challenge?

Monday 14 November 2016

In recent years, our whole world of work has changed – that has to led to drastic changes in working arrangements, too. These new working relationships lack one, two or even all of the characteristics of traditional employment. Why do trade unions care? Watch our video to find out! But here is a hint: Many…

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