The welfare state sought to protect workers from labour-market risks. After Covid-19, reduced working time and greater autonomy must be on the agenda.
Social Europe articles on employment and labour
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With lessons not learnt, yet with the ‘rebuilding’ of Europe very much under construction, it is time for a truly social Europe.
With employers on a decades-long offensive against labour, the balance of power which once secured social dialogue has been transformed.
The principle of a European minimum wage is established. How it should be set is not.
The coronavirus crisis has highlighted how the welfare state of the future must include the growing mass of precarious labour, especially among youth.
Lockdown conditions have put in question the disproportionate burden of unpaid work placed on women, evidence from Turkey shows.
Protecting the health and safety of all workers in the care economy is essential, but for this to become a reality major changes are needed.
There’s time to avoid the carnage of employer-led restructuring following the pandemic—but only if workers and unions set the agenda.
Algorithmic systems are a new front line for unions as well as a challenge to workers’ rights to autonomy.
At the height of the pandemic workers in critical occupations enjoyed nightly public applause. Now they need longer-term, concrete appreciation.
A framework agreement between the social partners should ensure job security and worker involvement are prioritised across the European Union.
Mandatory activation conditions for social-assistance recipients should be suspended during the pandemic.