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Author: ETUI European Trade Union Institute

Lithuanian and Czech trade unions launch anonymous membership schemes

After the systemic transition in Central Eastern Europe, joining a trade union entailed considerable risks. Multinational corporations that had invested in the postsocialist region proved reluctant to grant their new employees extensive participatory rights, and locally established enterprises were largely union-hostile. Under these circumstances, a fear of repression or a job loss often prevented workers from joining company-level labour...

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Key milestone in the fight against occupational cancers

On 11 July 2017, the Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) approved a draft compromise on revisions to the Directive on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work, negotiated between the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU and the European Parliament as part of the first phase of the revision process. The occupational exposure limit values (OELs) set out in this document should ensure that much more is done to protect...

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Une étape importante franchie dans la lutte contre les cancers professionnels

Le Comité des représentants permanents (Coreper) a approuvé le 11 juillet 2017 le projet de compromis négocié entre la présidence maltaise du Conseil et le Parlement européen en ce qui concerne la première phase de la révision de la directive sur les cancérogènes et mutagènes au travail. Le texte établit une série de valeurs limites d’exposition professionnelle (VLEP) qui devraient permettre d’améliorer sensiblement la protection des...

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Work in the digital economy in 2030

On 20 and 21 June 2017, the ETUI Foresight Unit organised its first prospective seminar on the theme “Work in the digital economy in 2030”. For two days, some twenty researchers, mainly academics but also from trade unions, from different countries of the European Union and experts in the fields of digitisation of the economy met in Brussels, at ETUI’s premises, to discuss and debate possible...

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