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Holy union?

English version available soon The economic and social crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in Europe and around the world is without precedent since World War II if not before. With more than 40 million known cases in Europe in one year, and over 900 000 deaths (March 2020 to March 2021), governments have stepped up their emergency measures to... Find out more

Quality jobs as well as jabs

Policy implications Tackling precarious work is essential for a fair Covid‑19 recovery and healthier future of work. The Covid‑19 crisis is worsening existing inequalities in the world of work. The European Commission should embed the principle of equity into the country‑specific recommendations of the European Semester, with a view to allocating... Find out more

Damini Purkayastha, Christophe Vanroelen, Tuba Bircan, ...

Work, health and Covid-19

With work a key vector of Covid‑19 transmission, this report examines why it is critical that occupational health and safety measures take centre stage in mitigation policies. Workers in sectors declared essential by state authorities have been mandated to continue working in physical settings during the pandemic. Several such sectors involve many... Find out more

Valeria Pulignano, Markieta Domecka, Karol Muszyński, ...

Creative labour in the era of Covid-19

This working paper identifies some key areas of policy intervention for advancing socially sustainable and fair solutions for freelancers working in the creative industries, who are among those have suffered the most from the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. In particular, the authors focus on those who work entirely on their own account... Find out more

Slavina Spasova, Dalila Ghailani, Sebastiano Sabato, ...

Non-standard workers and the self-employed in the EU

The lockdown and other restrictive measures introduced during the Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing economic recession have had a strong impact on labour markets worldwide. As far as the European Union (EU) is concerned, the accelerated fall in total employment was the ‘sharpest decline ever observed over two successive quarters since 1995’... Find out more

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April 01, 2021

Edito#72: The future of work post-Covid

The idea that Covid impacts society as a whole in an equal manner has been proven wrong by the sharp divide in terms of inequalities that this crisis has aggravated. The injustice of unfair profit... Find out more

February 03, 2021

Covid-19 and unemployment rate in Europe

A recent report of Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, shows that the unemployment rate remained relatively stable between September and December 2020, but rose from 6.5% to 7.5%... Find out more

October 15, 2020

Covid-19 and the tensions between large cities

The economic, social, political and cultural consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are continually being discovered. Learning to think differently will become more and more necessary as we become... Find out more

September 16, 2020

The International Journal of Health Services publishes a study on the classification of SARS-CoV2

After Covid-19 was declared a pandemic in Europe, the virus causing the disease, SARS-CoV2, needed to be classified so as to allow the provisions of the European directive on the protection of workers... Find out more

July 12, 2020

Covid Social Impact monitoring social and employment consequences of the pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) has launched a new Covid Social Impact platform to monitor the social and employment consequences of the coronavirus (aka... Find out more

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ETUI-CELSI Covid-19 Observatory

The European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and the Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI) have partnered to create the ETUI-CELSI... Find out more