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16.10.2018 Publication

Trade Unions protecting self-employed workers- Brochure

Trade Unions protecting Self- Employed Workers
22 million workers in the EU (10% of the total) are self-employed and have no employees. Across Europe, self-employed workers often have fewer rights than employees. For instance, in some countries they have no right to join a trade union and to benefit from union protection and support. This brochure gives an overview about: Why self-employed workers need better rights? What unions are doing? Which priorities for the future? Link to Report
11.10.2018 Publication

Trade Unions protecting self-employed workers

Organising and protecting atypical workers better – especially self-employed workers – is an ETUC commitment.This research shows that union membership for the self-employed is widely accepted among ETUC affiliated organisations. Contrary to those who claim that trade unions are rigid organisations rooted in the industrial fabric of the last (or even 19th) century, this is a(nother) sign that unions are adapting to the dynamics of the labour market and do seek to better defend the rights of workers.
27.09.2018 Publication

UnionMigrantNet Brochure

UnionMigrantNet in your Country
The UnionMigrantNet is a European network of contact points providing services to migrants, established, managed and supported by trade unions. 
26.09.2018 Publication

LABOUR-INT: Integration of migrants and refugees in the labour market- Brochure

General information of the project
The LABOUR-INT project aims to promote employment as a key part of the integration process of asylum-seekers and refugees in society. Building on the interest and capacities of businesses, chambers of industry and commerce, trade unions and migrant associations, it promotes multi-layered integration paths, from arrival up to the workplace.  If you would like to know more about the LABOUR-INT project, please click here. 
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Since the start of the crisis, the European Union has demonstrated its growing power over countries that use the single currency. But even outside the Eurozone, EU Member States face the same challenges and are becoming increasingly interdependent. Climate change, energy supply, worker mobility and migration are among the issues that cannot be tackled by individual nations.

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