Vulnerable households bore the brunt of the job loss caused by the Great Recession and are ill-prepared to weather the gathering economic storm.
Social Europe articles on employment and labour
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The coronavirus has not only attacked vulnerable individuals—it has highlighted how Europe’s atrophying social ties leave a growing precariat exposed.
Governments must use the momentum created by the COVID-19 pandemic to make rapid progress toward collectively financed, comprehensive social-protection systems.
Enterprises must address—and government more actively demand of them—their observance of human rights.
Migrant workers are by nature more diverse than the indigenous workers among whom they find themselves. Organising strategies need to be diverse too.
The sociologist David Williams has said racism makes us sick and this is also true at work. How can we create workplaces which promote wellbeing for all?
The opening of debate on minimum wages across the EU has precipitated a Nordic union reaction against incursions on collective bargaining.
Societies should not allow firms’ owners and their agents to drive the discussion about reforming corporate governance.
Whatever the company might wish to call it, Uber’s relationship with its workers is one of employment.
When the minimum wage was introduced in Germany in 2015, there were febrile forecasts of huge job losses. These have proved minimal—while incomes and consumption have benefitted.
Trade unions are often represented as slow-moving and ossified. Yet, as Sweden shows, they are key to adapting flexibly to a world of work in rapid flux.
Employers and policy-makers can drive real progress in improving women’s working lives.