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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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Confederation of German Trade Unions publishes 10th Good Work Index

Friday 11 November 2016

The Confederation of German Trade Unions (Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, DGB) has published the result of the 10th annual Good Work (Gute Arbeit) index, with a focus on the growing digitalisation of the world of work. 10,000 employees were asked about the spread and the impacts and effects of digitalisation on the quality of labour conditions. They…

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Digital Footprint study results from Germany confirm once more that working in the gig economy has become a new reality for many

Thursday 10 November 2016

Research by the University of Hertfordshire and Ipsos MORI, in association with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), UNI Europa, ver.di, and IG Metall has revealed the true size of the German ‘gig economy’. It confirms once more that working in the gig economy has become a reality for many people today. 22% of…

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The CETA Compromise

Friday 28 October 2016

This week has seen a dramatic playoff between the Belgian region of Wallonia and the rest of the EU, as Wallonia initially denied to sign CETA – the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU. As media houses and politicians from across the political spectrum lashed out to Wallonia blaming them for…

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