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Cleaners come out of the shadows

‘The EU’s ultra-liberal policies can even be found in Parliament’s toilets’ read the lead into a recent media investigation of cleaners’ abysmal working conditions in the European Parliament. The findings—including the fear of speaking to journalists—should not come as any surprise.

Cleaners come out from the shadows to mobilise (socialeurope.eu)

Beware of the ‘little man’ sorcerers

European workers enjoy more social support than five years ago but the far right and strict austerity are looming threats.

European elections: beware the ‘little man’ sorcerers (socialeurope.eu)

HomeCare and domestic workers deserve better

A survey shows an alarming malaise in a sector heavily dominated by women and migrant workers.

Homecare and domestic workers deserve better (socialeurope.eu)

EU: Social Dialogue is urgent!

EU instruments encouraging social dialogue and collective bargaining are very valuable—but not if employers can walk away.

Social dialogue: urgent to turn words into deeds (socialeurope.eu)

For democracy at work, we demand the right to strike

For Democracy at Work, We Demand the Right to Strike! – International Trade Union Confederation (ituc-csi.org)

Sign ITUC’s petition!

EU and minimum wages

The directive has already changed the landscape on setting minimum wages and extending collective bargaining.

Not done yet—applying the minimum-wages directive (socialeurope.eu)

Migrant Labour in the GIG Economy

Platform work is often presented as a stepping-stone for migrant workers. It may not however feel so benign to them.

Migrant labour in the ‘gig’ economy: progress or trap? (socialeurope.eu)

Wage Inequality in Europe is Falling

Institutional and economic factors supporting workers are offsetting well-adverted global trends affecting wage distribution.

Wage inequality in Europe—and why it is falling (socialeurope.eu)

A new concept of ‘worker’?

The distinction between employed and self-employed is becoming incoherent and outdated.

Social Europe needs a new concept of ‘worker’

What is a Living Wage?

The ILO has formally agreed on a definition for a living wage – an essential part of the New Social Contract – to reshape the global economy to serve the interests of working people.

ILO agreement on living wage definition “a leap forward for social justice” – International Trade Union Confederation (ituc-csi.org)

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