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EWC Training provision in national legislation transposing the recast EWC directive (2009/38/EC)

Benchmarking Working Europe 2019 is out now + Chapter on 'Democracy at work' with infographics

Benchmarking Working Europe, the annual stock-take of European economic, labour market and social affairs has just been published today by the European Trade Union Institute.

This year’s report calls for action to stimulate investment, as well as reforms to fiscal rules to allow policy to play a more active role in stabilising economies and securing sustainable growth. Above all, inequality and insecurity must be tackled through reversing deregulation and reviving collective bargaining. Benchmarking also flags up the longer term challenges of the four ‘megatrends’ of climate and demographic change, digitalisation and globalisation.

Of particular relevance in the current political cycle is the question of democracy at work and its impact on other spheres of democracy at large, economy and company performance. Chapter 4 of the Benchmarking report brings together interesting data from various areas to show that workplace democracy is linked with increased participation in democractic life, more equal societies, higher wages and better work-life balance, to name only a few.

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New research from HBS: "Strong Codetermination - stable companies"

Marc Steffen Rapp and Michael Wolff of the Institute for Codetermination and coporate Governance of the Hans-Böckler Stiftung have recently published a new report on the relationships between codetermination and company performance in German enterprises.

This Mitbestimmungsreport is a brief presentation of a project supported by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, entitled 'The effects of codetermination in the supervisory board on corporate governance'. The object of study was the role of company codetermination in German companies in relation to company performance and company decision-making during the recent financial and economic crisis. While the research was limited to German companies only some conclusions are of general relevance and interest.

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3 new infographics on workers' rights

The ETUI's 'Workers' Participation' Unit has just finalised three new infographics presenting workers rights in general and specifically in (transnational) restructuring scenarios.

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Infogrphic Porto Labour 2030 conference democracy at work

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Infographic: Can democracy at work help fix the democratic crisis?

Sara Lafuente Hernandez and Romuald Jagodzinski presented results of the ETUI workers' participation team's collective work on democracy at work at the Labour 2030 Congress 'Rethinking the Future of Work' in Porto (17-19 September, 2019). The results were presented in form of an infographic in a scientific poster session.

The infographic (scientific poster) presents findings from the ETUI's annual report 'Benchmarking Working Europe 2019' (Chapter 4 'Democracy at Work') evaluating social developments in the EU.