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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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#GigEconomy – EU law to improve workers’ rights

#GigEconomy – EU law to improve workers’ rights

| April 11, 2019

MEPs are set to vote on a provisional agreement reached with EU ministers on new minimum rights for all employees. This legislation grants new rights for the most vulnerable employees on atypical contracts and in non-standard jobs, such as gig economy workers. The new rules include measures to protect workers by ensuring more transparent and […]

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#Employment and social developments in Europe: Record number of people in employment, but more investment in skills needed

#Employment and social developments in Europe: Record number of people in employment, but more investment in skills needed

| March 26, 2019

The spring edition of the Commission’s Employment and Social Developments in Europe (ESDE) Quarterly Review shows that the number of people in employment and the number of hours worked continues to rise. Hours worked are finally above the peak of 2008. Most of the jobs created are permanent and full time jobs. But growth is unequal and […]

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