Greater dependency ratios may imply pensions reform—but not that it be unfair.
Social Europe articles on employment and labour
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Despite the economic recovery of recent years, persistent social imbalances—such as those affecting women and young people—must be taken into account in the debate on Europe’s future.
Competition by public authorities to attract large companies with tax breaks or other subsidies is not the route to good jobs. An iterative dialogue with firms offers a better way.
Tech-based flexible working conjures up the independent consultant tapping on her tablet with a latte to hand. But the picture may not be so positive.
Arguments about immigration have polarised between restriction and liberalisation. But key are accompanying measures to ensure freedom of movement is associated with wage and social protection.
The Big Tech platforms have established monopolies which disempower their competitors as well as their workers. EU competition law can be used by unions seeking to bring them to heel.
Democracy at work has many benefits but above all it is a matter of human dignity.
Workers in Ireland are still bearing the brunt after the Celtic Tiger’s demise—but with a modest gain against the precarisation of work.
Mayday, mayday: the leader of the European trade union movement warns of the threat from the populists in the coming EP elections.
The president of the GUE/NGL group in the European Parliament reflects on her retirement at the forthcoming elections and on the battles to come.
In its centenary year, the International Labour Organization received a poisoned chalice from the United Nations—an institutional reform which could represent a threat to ILO labour standards.
This youth generation is the first in Europe since the war to face tougher times than its predecessor. At first sight, it might appear that life for young people is becoming more comfortable. Advances in technology mean it’s easier to speak to friends, watch your favourite TV series or order a pizza. It’s true that […]