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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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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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#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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New forms of work: Deal on measures boosting #WorkersRights

New forms of work: Deal on measures boosting #WorkersRights

| February 8, 2019

Workers with on-demand or platform jobs, such as Uber or Deliveroo, will enjoy new rights at EU level ©AP images/European Union – EP  European Parliament negotiators have struck a deal with EU ministers on minimum rights for workers with on-demand, voucher-based or platform jobs, such as Uber or Deliveroo. Every person who has an employment […]

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Better working conditions for all – Balancing flexibility and security

Better working conditions for all – Balancing flexibility and security

| November 20, 2018

Enrique Calvet Chambon  Parliament wants all workers to benefit from minimum rights on working conditions, including those on non-traditional contracts. MEPs voted in favour of starting talks on a proposal introducing new minimum rights on working conditions, including the length of the probationary period, working hours and restrictive contracts. The rules would also require that […]

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#GigEconomy- Employment Committee MEPs want to boost workers’ rights

#GigEconomy- Employment Committee MEPs want to boost workers’ rights

| October 22, 2018

New rules on minimum rights for workers in on-demand, voucher-based or platform employment, such as Uber or Deliveroo, were approved by the Employment Committee. Employment Committee MEPs said on Thursday that a person, who for a certain period perform services for and under the direction of another person in return for remuneration, should be covered […]

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