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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

Yelter Bollen, Tycho Van Hauwaert, Olivier Beys

For a fair and effective industrial climate transition

Europe’s industrial base needs to undergo a swift and persistent transformation towards carbon neutrality and circularity, but this transition must happen in a fair and socially just manner. In this working paper, we evaluate the support mechanisms for heavy industry which have been put in place over the past 20 years, comparing the state of play... Find out more

David Walters, Richard Johnstone, Hans Jørgen Limborg, ...

Securing compliance

This paper discusses findings from a review of recent literature on support for securing compliance and better practice in occupational safety and health (OSH) in the changing world of work in advanced market economies. It explores innovative responses of regulators and private actors to the challenges created by these changes, as well as... Find out more

Teleworking in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic

Policy implications Policymakers should address the risk of the gradual disappearance of the physical workplace, and with it of the notion of choice in relation to remote working. As segments of the workforce return to the workplace, employers should ensure the continuity of countermeasures to buffer isolation. It will be essential for employers to... 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

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October 11, 2021

France: union elections for drivers and couriers working for platforms

On Tuesday, 28 September 2021, the French National Assembly ratified a government decree on representation modalities for platform workers. As of 2022, drivers and couriers working for platforms will... Find out more

October 04, 2021

Parliament calls for common minimum standards for artists and cultural workers

In a resolution adopted on 27 September 2021, the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee is calling for the establishment of common minimum standards on working conditions for artists... Find out more

October 04, 2021

Meat industry: substandard working conditions of migrant workers

The Guardian has uncovered new evidence of a two-tier employment system in the meat industry with migrant workers subjected to sub-standard pay and conditions. The investigation shows that meat... Find out more

October 04, 2021

6 in 10 teachers in Finland consider leaving job because of heavy workload and low salaries

Over half (57%) of Finnish teachers have considered changing sectors during the Covid-19 pandemic, says a report published by The Trade Union of Education (OAJ). The most common reasons for... Find out more

September 29, 2021

EU proposal to ban products made by forced labour

In her recent State of the Union address, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen mentioned a forthcoming proposal to ban the sale of products made by forced labour in the EU single market. Although... Find out more