Actualité des mouvements sociaux

Le fil des communiqués de presse d’une soixantaine de collectifs, associations et syndicats, français et européens. Les titres de ces textes et communiqués n’engagent pas la rédaction de Basta !

  • Collective Bargaining May 2018

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level over the last month:
  • Using the EMU to make the most out of the Social Pillar

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    The European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), proclaimed on 17 November in Gothenburg, was put forward by the EU institutions with the objective of rebalancing the economic and social dimensions of the EU. However, the EPSR is a soft law instrument and might not be sufficiently strong to ensure (...)
  • Lithuanian and Czech trade unions launch anonymous membership schemes

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    After the systemic transition in Central Eastern Europe, joining a trade union entailed considerable risks. Multinational corporations that had invested in the postsocialist region proved reluctant to grant their new employees extensive participatory rights, and locally established enterprises (...)
  • Collective Bargaining newsletter December 2019

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    You can find below the key developments in collective bargaining across Europe, coming from the lateset issue of the Collective bargaining newsletter:
  • The limits of foreign-led growth in Central and Eastern Europe

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    A working paper on the limits of growth in Central Eastern Europe was published in August 2019 by the National Bank of Slovakia (NBS). The paper, based on foreign direct investment, highlights a model that is dominant in Central and Eastern European countries. Using a large dataset of online (...)
  • New special issue of Transfer looks at refugees in the labour market

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    The large number of asylum applicants and refugees in the last few years has sparked interest in how they are received and assimilated in European countries. A growing focus is on labour markets as efforts are stepped up to integrate asylum-seekers and refugees into society through the (...)
  • Working less for the same pay: Czech unions demand it, employers are not against it.

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Czech workers want to work less, but for the same wage. The Czech union CMKOS wants to put forward a demand for a collective working time reduction to 7.5 hours a day with a 30-minute break. According to them, this would mean a reduction of the working time by half an hour a day or 2.5 hours a (...)
  • Why and how the US, China and the EU should abandon economic growth

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    In the ten years since the final report of the (Stiglitz) Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, we have witnessed the publication of hundreds of reports and indicators on the subject. But according to Eloi Laurent, who spoke at the ETUI Monthly Forum on 17 (...)
  • New issue of Transfer: occupational pensions and trade unions

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    The February 2018 issue of Transfer, the European Review of Labour and Research, aims to provide more insight into the variation in coverage, design and quality of pension arrangements across Europe, with a focus on the politics of occupational pension development, including the role of the (...)
  • Can trade and investment agreements provide decent work?

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    The ETUI debate on trade and investment agreements took place at the European Economic and Social Committee on the 12th of September and was chaired by the ETUI General Director Philippe Pochet.
  • New issue of Transfer on vocational education

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    The financial crisis has left Europe with severe labour market mismatches which in some countries lead to high unemployment, especially among young people without higher education degrees. Although there seems to be a widely accepted consensus that skills needs are changing, there is no (...)
  • The battle to win back new generations to unions

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Many outside observers have commented on the membership crisis afflicting trade unions in Europe, following decades of economic and financial crisis undermining their position in the labour market. Now, trade unions themselves are attempting to quantify the challenge they (...)
  • Social Europe: back in business?

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    December saw the launch of the 19th launch of the annual joint publication of the European Social Observatory (OSE) and the ETUI, “Social Policy in the European Union: state of play 2018”, at International Trade Union House in Brussels. Bart Vanhercke, the Director of OSE, who opened the event, (...)
  • ETUI further develops its online learning project

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    The ETUI Education department has opened a new phase of its project for develop online learning for unions launched in 2015. A first course addressed to union trainers dealing with online training took place in late May and early June. This initiative aimed at sharing knowledge and best (...)
  • Key milestone in the fight against occupational cancers

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    On 11 July 2017, the Committee of Permanent Representatives (Coreper) approved a draft compromise on revisions to the Directive on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work, negotiated between the Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU (...)
  • Seven ETUI Eurotrainers recognised and certified by Lille1 University

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    On 29 June 2017, a landmark day for ETUI Education and trade union training, seven Eurotrainers who have been working directly with the ETUI in recent years had their competences and skills recognised and accredited by Lille1 University in (...)
  • The two options facing Belgian unions: cut costs or invest

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Looking at the figures, Belgian trade unions are still faring well or even very well compared to the rest of Europe. With its net unionisation rate of 53% (2016), Belgium ranks well above the European average (28%), with just Finland %), Sweden (66%), Denmark (67%) and Iceland (90%) doing (...)
  • Collective Bargaining February 2019

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Find below the highlights of the latest issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter with the most important developments at European and member state level in February 2019:
  • Enormous gaps identified in the recognition of occupational cancers in Europe

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    A new report by EUROGIP presents an analysis of the extent to which occupational cancers are recognised in nine European countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland. It also looks at the schemes for identifying occupational cancers, especially (...)
  • The European Pillar of Social Rights: where are we now and where are we going?

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Almost one and a half years after the proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), a group of researchers, policymakers and civil society representatives came together at the ETUI to assess the status of the EPSR’s implementation and reflect on its future. Has the Pillar met (...)
  • Social dialogue in football: 'a work in progress', says ETUI report

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    A new analysis of social dialogue in football suggests that recent moves by the Commission to foster a ‘European Model of Sport’ still have a long way to go in developing effective mechanisms for dialogue in the professional game.
  • Collective Bargaining January 2018

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Find below the highlights of the first issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter for 2018 with the most important developments at European and member state level over the month of January:
  • Workers in arduous and hazardous jobs see pension rights threatened

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    The latest ETUI-OSE lunch debate focused on retirement regimes for workers in arduous and hazardous jobs (WAHJ). The discussion drew on a recent European Social Policy Network study drafted by Bart Vanhercke, Slavina Spasova and David Natali from the European Social Observatory (OSE). The (...)
  • Collective Bargaining newsletter January 2020

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Please find below the highlights of the first issue of the Collective Bargaining newsletter for 2020 with the most important developments at European and member state level in January 2020.
  • The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and employment relation

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    This new book, ‘The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and employment relation’ deals with fundamental social rights at European level and how they are applied in the world of work. The book’s focus on employment relations in the context of Charter is something novel and no (...)
  • Grigor Gradev scholarship 2019 is open for applications

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Applications have opened for the 2019 round of the Gridor Gradev scholarship for young researchers. The three month scholarship based at the ETUI was set up in honour of Grigor Gradev, the former Director of the CITUB research institute, who died in (...)
  • TURI Network of Trade Union Research Institutes celebrates Tenth Anniversary

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    The tenth anniversary of the TURI (trade union-related research institutes) network was marked this month when the group of 32 member organizations met in Berlin to discuss the current challenges facing labour and trade unions. Since its foundation in November 2007 TURI has gone from strength (...)
  • Occupational cancers in the European Union cost €270-610 billion each year

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    On 14 November, at the ‘Work and Cancer’ conference in Brussels, the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) presented the results of a study on the costs of work-related cancer in the European Union. The cost is immense: between €270 and €610 billion each year, which represents 1.8% to 4.1% of the (...)
  • Is glyphosate about to be banned in Mexico?

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    On 25 November 2019, Mexico’s Secretariat for the Environment and Natural Resources (equivalent to the Environment Ministry) banned the import of 1000 tons of glyphosate from the US to Mexico.
  • New online database for identifying endocrine disruptors

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    A team at the Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Chennai, India, has placed online a database which identifies 686 endocrine disruptors. The database is called DEDuCT: Database on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and their Toxicity (...)
  • Women, work and cancer – why is the link not being recognized?

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    Cancer is the leading cause of work-related mortalities in the EU and is responsible for 100,000 unnecessary deaths a year. Yet most research and policy on its causes and prevention still assume that it is mainly men who are affected, even though an increasing proportion of the victims are now (...)
  • Trade union networks: a response to occupational health in small firms?

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    The results of a project on best practices for organising worker representation for health and safety were presented at a seminar organised in Brussels on 29 November. This seminar allowed trade union activists to describe their day-to-day experiences in the countries covered by the project. It (...)
  • Modest increases in minimum wages in the European Union

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    In early 2018, the legal minimum wage experienced a median increase of 4.4% in the EU Member States. Taking into account inflation, this increase is limited to 2.8%. These figures are taken from a report by the Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI) of the Hans-Böckler Foundation, an (...)
  • Transfer: Could a basic income stabilise the digital economy?

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    In his recently published article in the August 2017 issue of the ETUI’s quarterly journal Transfer, Ville-Veikko Pulkka argues that in an increasingly digitalised labour market, unemployment and precariousness will increase in the short and medium term, at the very least, and basic income could (...)
  • Can the cocktail effect of chemical products contribute to autism?

    , par European Trade Union Institute

    An in vitro research project conducted by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) reveals that certain substances, although non-toxic when tested alone, can, when mixed with other substances, have a negative impact on neuronal development. These results were presented by Ana (...)

L'actualité

  • Le combat d'un collectif contre les pesticides, et pour transformer les campagnes

    , par Nolwenn Weiler (Basta !)

    Tandis que les industriels vendent des pesticides par millions de litres, agriculteurs et riverains comptent leurs malades et leurs morts. Depuis quatre ans, dans l'ouest de la France, un collectif se bat aux côtés de ces sacrifiés de l'agrochimie, multipliant les actions. Rencontre. Le 15  (...)
  • Extinction Rebellion s'attaque aux géants du ciment

    , par Auriane Duroch (Radioparleur)

    Plusieurs centaines d’activistes de l’organisation Extinction Rebellion ont bloqué, lundi 17 février, des sites des cimentiers Lafarge et Cemex, à Paris. Une action destinée à sensibiliser sur la pollution liée à l’industrie du bâtiment. Il n’est pas encore huit heures, mais elles et ils sont déjà (...)
  • Réforme des retraites : les 8 erreurs

    , par Alternatives Economiques

    Alors que commence ce lundi l’examen du projet de loi sur les retraites, retour sur huit points d’achoppement majeurs.
  • A Paris-8, un peu de tension, beaucoup d'actions

    , par Kab Niang (Le Bondy Blog)

    A l’université Paris-8 de Saint-Denis, des centaines d’étudiants, enseignants et personnels sont en grève depuis plusieurs semaines pour protester contre les projets de réformes du gouvernement. Ils espèrent faire franchir un nouveau cap à leur mobilisation à compter du 5 mars. The post A Paris-8, un (...)
  • Le blues des avocats en droit des étrangers

    , par Emma Deunf (StreetPress)

    Florence et Julie ont renoncé à défendre les migrants. D’autres sont au bord du burn out. Cas dramatiques, délais intenables et sentiment de se battre contre des moulins à vent. Ils racontent.Enquête
  • Du bon usage de Pavlenski - Par Daniel Schneidermann

    , par Arrêt sur images

    Allons bon : voici que le scandale Griveaux-Pavlenski-Branco aurait été manigancé par des ""cerveaux fous"". C'est "Le Monde" qui le claironne ce matin sous les trois plumes de Raphaëlle Bacqué, Ariane Chemin, et Simon Piel. Folie pour folie, examinons l'affaire, en éliminant d'emblée deux (...)
  • La caisse de grève, un outil pour ancrer les luttes ?

    , par Tristan Goldbronn (Radioparleur)

    Elles sont l’un des symboles de la mobilisation contre la réforme des retraites. Depuis le début du mouvement, de multiples caisses de grèves ont collecté plusieurs centaines de milliers d’euros pour aider les grévistes à tenir financièrement. Ce succès permet-il de tenir dans la durée ? Est-ce (...)
  • Deliveroo condamné à respecter le droit du travail

    , par Le Média

    Alors que la plateforme de livraison de repas vient d’être condamnée par le Conseil de prud’hommes de Paris pour travail dissimulé, le CLAP (Collectif des livreurs autonomes parisiens) annonce sa constitution en syndicat, et une journée de blocage pour (...)
  • Pavlenski : les journalistes français racontent

    , par Arrêt sur images

    Avant son dernier coup d'éclat, Piotr Pavlenski, l'artiste russe ayant diffusé des vidéos montrant Benjamin Griveaux se masturbant, n'était pas un inconnu des médias français. Des journalistes l'avaient déjà rencontré à propos de ses performances artistico-politiques, réalisées en Russie et en France. (...)
  • Boom de l’IA en France : 260 000 microtravailleurs à 21 € par mois en moyenne

    , par Stéphane Ortega (Rapports de Force)

    Plus invisibles que les livreurs de Déliveroo, moins payés que les chauffeurs de VTC, les travailleurs du clic sont pourtant plus nombreux. Ce sont eux qui permettent notamment à l’intelligence artificielle (IA) d’être intelligente à défaut d’être artificielle. Avec […] L’article Boom de l’IA en France (...)
  • Deliveroo, vers un boycott pour la Saint-Valentin ?

    , par Tristan Goldbronn (Radioparleur)

    Alors que la plateforme de livraison de repas Deliveroo vient d’écoper d’une condamnation pour travail dissimulé ce jeudi 6 février, à Paris, le CLAP (Collectif de Livreurs Autonomes Parisiens) lance ce mercredi un appel au boycott pour la Saint-Valentin, afin d’obtenir une réponse aux revendications (...)
  • Yara, la « multinationale viking » qui s'enrichit aux dépens des paysans et du climat

    , par Olivier Petitjean (Basta !)

    Numéro un mondial des engrais synthétiques, la firme Yara reste inconnue du grand public. Toujours plus onéreux pour les paysans, ses engrais sont aussi une source massive de gaz à effet de serre. L'entreprise norvégienne, qui aborde fièrement sur son logo un navire viking, est nominée au prix  (...)
  • Crise de l’hôpital: même des directeurs sortent de leur réserve

    , par Caroline Coq-Chodorge (Médiapart)

    Les directeurs d’hôpitaux sont tenus à un strict devoir de réserve. Quand certains parlent, ils se montrent alarmistes: après une décennie d’économies, ils ont les plus grandes difficultés à recruter. La qualité des soins est menacée.
  • Vidéosurveillance automatisée : on ne pourra plus faire un pet de travers

    , par Clair Rivière (CQFD)

    La Ville de Marseille est en train de mettre en place un système permettant d'alerter automatiquement la police du moindre « comportement anormal » détecté par ses caméras de vidéosurveillance. Alors que la phase de test a déjà commencé, deux associations de défense des libertés tentent de faire  (...)
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