The US Business Roundtable statement in favour of stakeholder rather than shareholder capitalism has opened the question of corporate responsibility—crucially, it extends to global supply chains.
Social Europe articles on employment and labour
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The EU directive on irregular work is a positive step but it struggles with the contradiction of protecting workers from the labour-market risks transferred by capital.
Since the social and ecological crises are so intertwined, a ‘climate-justice unionism’ is required to address them in a holistic way.
The Nordic countries, with their strong public spheres, are more supportive than those which elevate the family as a private institution.
By designing a policy package around the needs of contemporary families, political leaders can promote women’s rights, children’s development and employment.
Deliveroo ‘riders’ are workers and not self-employed, according to Spanish courts.
To focus on online platforms in isolation would miss the point that they are part of a wider phenomenon of spreading and intensifying precarity at work.
The welfare state in Europe must become a social-investment state if the broken European social contract is to be renewed.
As the workforce is feminised and women come to predominate among union members, the next step is assuming leadership roles in the trade-union movement.
The United States should learn from the better performance of European companies which have worker representation on boards.
Raising wage floors is one way to reduce inequality and stimulate recovery in Europe. A big uplift in the Spanish minimum wage this year provides a test bed.
The #MeToo movement raised global awareness about the experience of harassment at work—now we have a potentially far-reaching ILO convention to combat the phenomenon.