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#WorldSkills – Final preparations under way for major international conference to address growing skills crisis in labour market

#WorldSkills – Final preparations under way for major international conference to address growing skills crisis in labour market

| July 31, 2019

Industry leaders, policy-makers, education and training providers, and researchers will converge on Kazan, Russia next month for the WorldSkills Conference. Alongside the same event, more than 1,600  young people from 63 nations will also compete to be world champions in 56 different skills across a wide range of industries — from joinery to floristry; hairdressing to […]

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Reducing #Unemployment – EU policies explained

Reducing #Unemployment – EU policies explained

| June 28, 2019

Looking for a job can be a challenge © AP Images/European Union – EP The EU aims to have three quarters of people aged 20–64 with jobs by 2020. Find out how the EU works to reduce unemployment and fight poverty. The economic and financial crisis of 2008 hit the global economy, leading to unemployment […]

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Europe takes a big step towards companies having ‘duty of care’ on #HumanRights

Europe takes a big step towards companies having ‘duty of care’ on #HumanRights

| June 12, 2019

Last week, just prior to taking over the European Union presidency, the new Finnish government announced plans to make it compulsory for companies to conduct human rights checks. A year ago, this would have seemed out of the ordinary. But growing recognition of the human cost of weak regulations on business, coupled with an erosion […]

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New UK jobs figures show ‘progress on all fronts’, says Conservative Party’s spokesman in #Brussels

New UK jobs figures show ‘progress on all fronts’, says Conservative Party’s spokesman in #Brussels

| May 21, 2019

Anthea McIntyre (pictured) pointed to falling unemployment in tandem with rising wages as clear evidence that government policies were transforming Britain’s jobs landscape. Welcoming the latest employment statistics, McIntyre, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands, said: “We have let entrepreneurs and innovators get on with what comes naturally and that has produced a climate where […]

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How the EU improves #WorkersRights and #WorkingConditions

How the EU improves #WorkersRights and #WorkingConditions

| May 15, 2019

The EU wants to improve working conditions ©AP Images/European Union-EP Find out how the EU is improving workers’ rights and working conditions across Europe, from working hours and parental leave to health and safety at work. The EU has put in place a set of labour rules to ensure strong social protection. They include minimum […]

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UK wage growth at new decade high as employers hire in the face of #Brexit

UK wage growth at new decade high as employers hire in the face of #Brexit

| April 18, 2019

British workers’ pay grew at its joint fastest pace in over a decade as employers extended their hiring spree, adding to signs that uncertainty about Brexit is prompting firms to take on workers rather than commit to longer-term investments, write William Schomberg and Andy Bruce. Contrasting with other sluggish readings of Britain’s economy, total earnings, including bonuses, rose […]

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#FutureOfWork – High-level conference discusses how EU can face challenges and grasp opportunities

#FutureOfWork – High-level conference discusses how EU can face challenges and grasp opportunities

| April 12, 2019

Hosted by the European Commission, the conference The Future of Work: Today. Tomorrow. For All steered an open discussion on the main changes taking place in the world of work. At the Conference hosted by Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, around 500 participants, among them ministers, representatives from EU institutions and agencies, national governments, […]

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