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Author: ETUI European Trade Union Institute

Progress report on ‘flexicurity’ in the Netherlands: the system must provide greater security

Greater labour market flexibility has been a major focus of the Dutch Government’s policy measures over the past decade or so, and flexible (i.e. temporary or freelance) workers currently account for almost one third of the Dutch working population. A progress report has now been published on this Dutch system of...

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France: an alternative Labour Code to restore workers’ rights

In March 2017, a group of legal experts known as the Research Group for a Different Labour Code (GR-PACT) published an alternative proposal for a complete revision of the French Labour Code. It aims to make the law leaner and more accessible, but also to adapt it to today’s’ challenges and to preserve and strengthen certain important historical...

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The Brexit negotiations will have a big impact on the most vulnerable workers

The outcome of the upcoming negotiations between the European authorities and the United Kingdom over its exit from the European Union (EU) may have a huge impact on workers’ rights, in the UK but also in the rest of Europe, according to a report commissioned by the Trades Union Congress (TUC). The ones occupying the lowest rungs on the labour market may be the main losers in terms of workplace...

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World Day for Safety and Health at Work: the ETUC denounces inequalities in terms of health and safety at work

This year, the international labour movement had placed the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, celebrated every 28 April, under the issue of the impact of discriminations on workers’ health and safety. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has delivered a message focused on the risks encountered by some specific categories of...

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