The Council of the EU has agreed a recommendation on access to social protection. Is the glass half-full or half-empty?
Social Europe articles on employment and labour
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In our series on ‘just transition’, Béla Galgóczi focuses on what it means for the key sectors of coal and cars.
Taking the EU directive on work-life balance off the page will require determined trade-union efforts, including in challenging prejudices.
The privileging of economic freedoms over social rights by the European Court of Justice could be reversed by a thorough harmonisation of European social law.
Revivified collective bargaining would benefit workers but also society as a whole—and political support is needed.
How can transnational corporations be held to account in a world of nation states? A binding UN treaty would be an important step.
The new European Commission’s ‘One In, One Out’ approach to ‘burdensome’ legislation would stymie progress towards safer, healthier workplaces.
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.
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.