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Work-life balance – Video ETUC

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  Dear all, Please see the video that we have realised in the context of ETUC (Confederation to which the USF is the only union in the European civil service to be affiliated) lobby action to support the adoption of the work-life balance Directive. Trade union leaders from EU and national countries speak out to support a swift adoption of this piece of legislation. Happy to hear your feedback and we count on you for sharing it among your contacts! Best regards, Cinzia Sechi

STOP Gender-based violence at work… !

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Take action! Join the call for local and global action - from 14 February until 8 March 2018 - to convince governments to support an ILO Convention and Recommendation on “Violence and harassment against women and men in the world of work”.

NO … to harassment !!!

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Harassment Working Group As a result of recent reports by the media, a group of MEPs has addressed a message to the President of the European Parliament, asking him to formally condemn all behaviour qualifying as sexual harassment having taken place within this institution. In his reply, Antonio Tajani has condemned all such conduct. He has drawn attention to the measures already in place within the European Parliament aimed at combating all forms of harassment, sexual or moral. Harassment is an issue that USF has decided to assign highest priority to at its Dubrovnik congress ... 20180117 - USF-GT Harassment [...]

Benchmarking Working Europe 2017

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We would like to draw your attention to a new publication by our partners from the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). This 2017 edition of Benchmarking working Europe focuses on the question ‘overcoming cleavages across the EU?’. It analyses in four chapters and with the help of 58 visual graphs latest trends and outcomes of European policies in the areas of macro-economics, wages and collective bargaining, labour markets and, last but not least, social dialogue and workers’ participation. The report demonstrates that the European Union is experiencing increasing social divergences and underlines the need for new policies that can generate higher [...]

Digitalisation: ETUI presents good examples of negotiated solutions

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This Policy Brief published by the European Trade Union Institute of the ETUC looks at how effective worker participation can make digitalisation a programme for success for companies and employees alike. The author provides a great number of good examples of negotiated solutions on the company level. Digitalisation: challenges for company codetermination Publication date : 2016 Number of pages : 5 Author(s) : Manuela Maschke, Hans Böckler Foundation, Germany  

EP [JURI): New step for the protection of whistle-blowers

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On 2 October 2017, in the margins of the plenary, the EP Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI) adopted the own-initiative report by Ms ROZIÈRE (S&D, FR) on the protection of whistle-blowers, with 17 votes in favour, one against and 5 abstentions. In her draft report, Ms ROZIÈRE proposed that the EU take action to protect whistle-blowers, by means of a horizontal legislative instrument. She considered that there were a number of possible legal bases available to the Commission to propose such an instrument. She also suggested that the EU support the existing international standards and advocated a broad definition of [...]