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Tommaso Pardi

Heavier, faster and less affordable cars

Between 1990 and 2019, the European transport sector was expected to reduce its CO2 emissions by 40 per cent to keep track with the 100 per cent CO2 reduction target on the 1990 level set by the European Commission for 2050. But, in fact, the transport sector has increased its CO2 emissions by 32 per cent during these last 30 years, with passenger... Find out more

Matteo Mandelli

Mapping eco-social policy mixes for a just transition in Europe

Just transition is becoming an increasingly popular concept to address the social consequences of industrial decarbonization, which EU countries have committed to pursue through the European Green Deal. These consequences include increasing redundancies – especially in carbon-intensive firms – and losses of income and well-being in marginalised... Find out more

Claudia Narocki, Paula Franklin

Psychosocial risks in the healthcare and long-term care sectors

Work-related psychosocial risks (PSR) are a major contributor to the burden of disease in Europe. The stress mediated health impacts of PSR are evident in the healthcare and long-term care (LTC) sectors and were brought to everyone’s line of sight by the Covid-19 pandemic. While the effects of these risks manifest at the individual level as... Find out more

The EU recovery strategy

This paper explores the EU recovery strategy with a specific focus on its potentially transformative aspects vis-à-vis European integration and on its implications for the social dimension of the EU’s socio-economic governance. It aims, in particular, to provide a reflection on whether the established measures put forward sufficient safeguards... Find out more

David Natali, Andrea Terlizzi

Minimum income across all ages: a focus on elderly people

The risk of poverty is a key issue for European countries. Irrespective of the uneven evolution of that risk – a sharp increase in the aftermath of the Great Recession of 2008 followed by an overall decrease in the past few years – people at risk of poverty represent a key target of social protection and social assistance schemes across the EU... Find out more

Benchmarking Working Europe 2021

It has almost become a cliché to say that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing inequalities while also generating new ones. However, the following pages of this year’s Benchmarking Working Europe clearly reveal that, far from being a platitude, the nexus between the pandemic and rising inequalities is both increasingly measurable and... Find out more

Aída Ponce Del Castillo, Diego Naranjo

Regulating algorithmic management

Policy recommendations The draft Directive on improving working conditions in platform work (Platform Work Directive) clarifies the employment status and working conditions of platform workers. Importantly, it also focuses on regulating algorithmic management. While a step in the right direction, the chapter on algorithmic management fails to... Find out more

Julien Louis

The judicialisation of European Trade Union Confederation action

This study examines the development and implementation of judicial strategies by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) over the last fifteen years. Firstly, the author shows that this strategy was born in the wake of the Viking and Laval cases, with the aim of using the standards and complaint mechanisms of the Council of Europe and the... Find out more

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January 16, 2023

Tesla workers afraid of denouncing the worsening of working conditions

At its annual news conference, the German union IG Metall said a growing number of Tesla workers reported longer working hours with little free time. IG Metall, with an office near the automaker’s... Find out more

January 16, 2023

EU-OSHA’s newly released generic risk assessment tool

On 22 December 2022, the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) released a new risk assessment solution for companies not yet covered by any of the existing sectoral tools... Find out more

January 16, 2023

Pressing need for a strong EU response to tackle psycho-social risks

On 7 and 8 December 2022, the European Trade Union Institute held the 8th edition of the ‘Psychosocial Risk Network’ meeting. The meeting focused on new research outcomes to contribute to shaping a... Find out more

January 11, 2023

Collective bargaining highlights - December 2022

Europe - Agreement on pay-transparency measures to expose gender pay gap On 15 December, a provisional trilogue agreement on binding pay transparency measures has been reached between the European... Find out more