World – ILO report stresses the need of policies to develop social protection coverage

May 27, 2015

On the 19 May 2015, the ILO published the World Employment and Social Outlook. One of the main conclusions of this report is that policies to develop social protection coverage are needed, as well as the adaptation of labour regulation. The summary in several languages and the report in English can be found here: http://www.ilo.org/global/research/global-reports/weso/2015-changing-nature-of-jobs/WCMS_368626/lang–en/index.htm?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=tweet&utm_campaign=ILOPubs


Europe – EC report monitors good practices on employment

May 27, 2015

The European Commission recently published a report in which it monitored good practices across Europe in the areas of employment, social affairs and inclusion. To facilitate the dissemination of the achieved results this report reviews good practice examples of projects supported by the European Programme PROGRESS in the years 2011-2012. The report can be found […]


Spain – Article sustains that the majority of part-time workers is not a choice

May 27, 2015

According to the article published in the Spanish scientific journal Sociologia del Trabajo, ‘Part-time work. An alternative for women in times of crisis?’, from Pilar Ortiz Garcia, the majority of part-time workers do not choose part-time contracts based on compatibility reasons (i.e. work-family), but it is a response to a collective weakness in the labor […]


Europe – ETUI publishes manual on communication network for EWC

May 27, 2015

This second in a series of manuals for European Workers’ Representatives explains in an easy-to-read format how European Works Council (EWC) members can organise and manage their communications network. It gives tips and tricks for better information flows and provides examples of best practices in several EWCs. The manual is available in 8 different languages. […]


World – How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation

May 27, 2015

The book How Global Migration Changes the Workforce Diversity Equation was published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing as a new volume of the ADAPT Labour Studies Book-Series. The Table of contents and the introduction can be read here: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/62428


VIRES Synthesis Report now available in 9 languages !

May 27, 2015

To dowload the Synthesis Report in various languages : see VIRES Project page The Project Vulnerable workers In REStructuring mainly consists in analysing how social dialogue and collective bargaining deal with vulnerable groups in restructuring processes, in national as well as in EU contexts in times of crisis, by providing national data and synthesis, cross […]


Europe – ETUI report on women participation in the labour market sustains that the EU should focus on job quality

May 14, 2015

This report investigates the link between job quality and women’s employment patterns, concluding that the EU should concentrate on putting job quality back on to the policy agenda. This publication may be downloaded here: http://www.etui.org/Publications2/Policy-Briefs/European-Economic-Employment-and-Social-Policy/Job-quality-and-women-s-labour-market-participation


Europe – Eurofound report shows the increase of wage inequalities after 2008

May 14, 2015

On the 11 May 2015, the Eurofound published the report Recent developments in the distribution of wages in Europe. The analysis shows that wage inequality in the EU as a whole decreased up to 2008, while it increased after 2008. You may download the report here: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/report/2015/working-conditions-labour-market/recent-developments-in-the-distribution-of-wages-in-europe


France – Data from the INSEE shows how important micro-entrepreneurship is in companies’ creation today

May 14, 2015

Data from 2015, but also data showing the evolution in the last 10 years, was published by the national agency of statistics of France, the INSEE. One of the evidences is the important weight of micro-entrepreneurs especially since 2009. This information can be consulted here: http://www.insee.fr/fr/themes/info-rapide.asp?id=41&date=20150513


Germany – Article shows that temporary agency workers are more vulnerable than in Belgium

May 14, 2015

Doerflinger and Pulignano published an article in Sage Open comparing Belgium and Germany on the relation between temporary agency workers and trade unions. One of the main conclusions is that these workers are more vulnerable in Germany. The article may be read here: http://sgo.sagepub.com/content/5/2/2158244015575633