Report for the final conference of the project "Workers' participation - a key to fair digitalisation" by Eckhard Voss of Wilke, Maack & Partners. Available in English, French, Polish, Spanish and Italian.
This research is an initiative of the ETUC Youth Committee, developed by the German consultancy company FIA with the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. It analyses how youth-friendly the different European labour markets are. It is based on a survey to which trade unionists, officers from the public employment services, academic researchers and employers’ representatives all contributed. It comprises eight chapters, each developing findings around a specific theme appertaining to youth employment and transitions.
The Youth Guarantee (YG) is, at the moment of writing this follow-up report, high in the agenda of the European institutions. Indeed, important decisions are being taken regarding the future of the measure, its future funding and further implementation.
The ETUC pushed EU institutions for the launch of the Youth Guarantee and welcomed its implementation. The establishment of such a guarantee in Europe was advocated by the ETUC and the ETUC Youth Committee as early as 2009 in its call “Towards a new social deal in Europe: Fight the crisis, put people first”.
On International Migrants Day, the ETUC wishes to express its solidarity and support for undocumented migrants. Too often, sans papiers suffer the humiliating and degrading experience of being excluded from society, on top of inhumane working conditions.
This document is the final report of the ETUC project on "Building an enabling environment for voluntary and autonomous negotiations at transnational level between trade unions and multinational companies" and was attached to the ETUC Resolution "Roadmap on Transnational Company Agreements: Progressing towards an Optional Legal Framework". It is available in EN, FR, DE, IT, ES and PL.
Today, the EU’s basic humanitarian values are challenged by the arrival of hundreds of thousands of asylum-seekers. More than 80% of them are fleeing violence and conflict in countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Some 20% are women and one-third children.
We are confronting an ongoing humanitarian disaster. In April and May alone, the Italian Navy saved thousands of refugees in the Mediterranean, but hundreds more died.
This 2016 edition is intended as one contribution to an assessment of what the EU current policies have achieved, or above all what they have not achieved, and hence as an evaluation of the extent to which the European Union is prepared for the future.
All four chapters of this report conclude on a negative note, and each puts forward suggestions for some appropriate policy changes.
The following report aims at contributing to the European trade union movement’s opinion-building on the review of the EWC Directive. It summarizes the results of a survey carried out on behalf of the ETUC and the European Trade Union Federations industriAll, UNI Europe, EFFAT, EPSU, EFBWW and ETF between autumn 2015 and spring 2016 in the context of the ETUC’s EU-funded project “ETUC Action for Workers’ Participation”.
The European quality framework for apprenticeships was launched during a conference held on 14 April 2016 in Brussels. This framework consists of 20 quality criteria, which have been developed in a bottom-up approach through engaging with experts at national and European levels over the course of 4 joint sectoral seminars and 20 national country visits.
Other language versions of the publication will follow shortly.
Four case studies on the use of letterbox companies and conduit entities to avoid labour laws, social premiums and corporate taxes
Further to specific developments in the case of Vos Transport in the period between the end of SOMO's research and the publication of the report, SOMO has published the following annex providing an update including a recent case ruling, reference to the Dutch Labour Inspection report and Vos reply