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Anne Van Lancker, Michel Legros, Mel Cousins, ...

Social protection of non-standard workers

Country chapters: Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Sweden The Covid‑19 pandemic severely affected some categories of non-standard workers, and particularly the self‑employed. The emergency measures cushioned the potentially disastrous effect on their social circumstances, but undeniably highlighted even more the gaps... Find out more

Mehtap Akgüç, Ziv Amir, Paula Franklin, ...

Continuing at work

This book focuses on the role of industrial relations structures and related actors in terms of how far they remain relevant in addressing and facilitating the return to work of individuals following chronic illness. While the demographic transition and the transformation of labour markets call for longer working lives and policies on active ageing... Find out more

Nicola Countouris, Keith D. Ewing, John Hendy QC

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and workers' rights

The EU-UK TCA goes beyond the diluted, and at times tokenistic, protection of multilateral labour standards contained in the other FTAs concluded by the EU, e.g. with countries like Canada or South Korea. However, the few additional labour clauses it contains, and the overall weak supervision and dispute resolution procedures applying to them... 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

Time to close the gender pay gap

Policy recommendations The Covid-19 pandemic has affected women disproportionately and is likely to have adverse effects on gender equality. It is essential that efforts to promote gender equality be increased in order to ensure that hard-won progress in this area is not reversed. As part of this effort, the European Commission should table a... Find out more

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July 13, 2020

Collective Bargaining developments in June 2020

Please find below the highlights of the June issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level over the past month. Full version of... Find out more