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Posting of Workers Directive: Construction SMEs need a level-playing field
The European Builders Confederation (EBC) welcomes yesterday's approval of the report on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive by the European ...
Co-production: Working together to create inclusive employment opportunities!
On Tuesday 30 January EASPD and its partners in the Taskforce "Support Services of Tomorrow" (EDF, COFACE Families-Europe, ENIL, Inclusion Europe and MHE-SME) ...
Posting of workers directive: balanced agreement, let's now focus on enforcement
The European Builders Confederation (EBC) welcomes yesterday’s approval of the compromise agreement on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive by the ...
Flight Safety Compromised
"Today the European Parliament (EP) voted for a Regulation that is not to the benefit of the flying public in Europe," says Nico Voorbach, ECA President, after ...
The European Hospitality Skills Passport
In April 2014, 5.26 million young people (under 25) were unemployed in the EU28, with an overall youth unemployment rate of 22.5%. In this context it is ...
Women in management: Underrepresented and overstretched? - Eurofound policy brief
Despite years of gender equality legislation, men outnumber women in management positions by two to one. While structural barriers continue to impede women's ...
Doing business in Hungary: Staff welfare
Social legislation in Hungary ensures equal opportunities for men and women and sets health and safety standards at the workplace.
Proposal to modify Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on tachographs - guide
The European Commission has proposed to revise the tachograph legislation to make full use of new technological opportunities such as satellite positioning. ...
New European framework promotes quality apprenticeships
EU employment ministers boosted the development of a skilled and qualified workforce Thursday with the adoption of a recommendation for a European framework ...
"Youth on the Move" flagship initiative does not totally convince, say SMEs
UEAPME, the European craft and SME employers' organisation, was left with mixed feelings by today's "Youth on the Move" communication by the European ...
Cohesion policy: SMEs overall satisfied with Commission's proposals
UEAPME, the European craft and SME employers’ organisation, was left overall satisfied by the legislative proposals on the new cohesion policy programming ...
White Paper on pensions: occupational pensions must remain attractive, say SMEs
The proposals put forward by the European Commission's White Paper setting out an agenda for adequate, safe and sustainable pensions unveiled today (Thursday) ...
"Employment package" too shy on SMEs as job creators, warns UEAPME
The "employment package" presented by the European Commission today is spot on when it comes to addressing both the demand and supply sides of labour markets ...
SMEs' jobs potential is the key to solve the employment crisis
With unemployment hovering around double digits and Europe on the brink of a new recession, it is absolutely crucial to better take into account the needs of ...
Heads of State need to deliver now on youth expectations for jobs, say SMEs
Gunilla Almgren, UEAPME President, represented Crafts and SMEs in Paris during the conference where Heads of State and Labour Ministers joined for a follow-up ...
Gender pay gap persists, women earn 16.3% less than men
A report on gender equality to mark International Women's Day on Wednesday shows that despite women's employment rate reaching an all-time high, women still ...
EU proposals for the steel industry: Preserving sustainable jobs and growth in Europe
The European Commission suggests policy measures to support the European steel sector to overcome its serious challenges, largely due to global overcapacity.
Red tape cut for those who move to another EU Member State
From 16 February, bureaucratic procedures for citizens who need to present a public document to get married or start a job in the country they live in have ...
Expert comment: Skills-based immigration system could create huge shortage of workers
Commenting on the Government's plans for a skills-based immigration system, Jimmy Donaghey, Professor of International Human Resource Management at Warwick ...
Eurofound News, Issue 7, July/August 2017
This issue contains articles on: Findings in figures; Latest developments in flexible working arrangements and work-life balance; Changing employment trends ...
MEPs look to tackle drivers' working time fraud
MEPs on the European Parliament's Transport Committee voted Monday to update EU rules on road transport, to fight illegal practices and to help improve the ...
COVID: Europe needs a coherent, responsible approach to free movement of people
As the COVID crisis subsides, and countries across Europe start to reopen their borders, we are concerned that the approach hitherto has been fragmented and ...
A wide variety of Community measures in the field of safety and health at work have been adopted on the basis of Article 153 of the Treaty on the Functioning ...
New EU rules to attract non EU students & researchers
Harmonised EU entry and residence rules were approved by the EU Parliament Wednesday, making it easier and more attractive for people from third countries to ...
Flexible working time arrangements and gender equality – A comparative review of 30 European countries
Increased flexibility of working time arrangements and promotion of gender equality are two important elements in the EU’s employment policy. In many ...
Annual report on the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - guide
The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights has now been legally binding for over a year – primarily on the EU institutions (European Parliament, Council and the ...
MEPs back transport package to improve conditions for drivers
A European Parliament committee approved a deal Tuesday to reform the road transport sector with revised rules for posting of drivers, drivers' rest times and ...
EU strikes deal to boost workers' rights in non-standard jobs
The EU struck a provisional deal Thursday on a proposal for more transparent working conditions, with minimum rights for workers with on-demand, voucher-based ...
Brussels sticks to its guns on posting of workers
Following a review of its proposal to revise the Posting of Workers Directive, the EU Commission concluded Wednesday that the proposal does not constitute a ...
Brussels launches social security information system
The EU Commission launched Monday a new IT platform that will connect electronically around 15,000 social security institutions of EU Member States plus ...
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