Early Childhood Education and Care, Corporate Social Responsibility
(13 September 2011) The trade union delegation underlined their concerns about the general situation of social dialogue in Europe. In several countries governments allow collective agreements to be opened up
(18 January 2012) Electricity companies that wish to achieve a positive evaluation regarding their Corporate Social Responsibility Policies will have to report in accordance with the socalled Electricity Utility Sector
Electricity social partners consider skill council, training, CSR, and internal market electricity and gas
(20 November 2012) Training was the main issue. The unions and employers considered the [follow up of their conference->art8856] on the Future of Jobs and Skills in the European electricity
(25 March 2013) The European social partners in the electricity sector continued their work on a number of burning issues and concluded with agreements. The social partners [adopted three texts->art9367]
Skills, CSR, employment, South East European energy community discussed in electricity social dialogue
(27 May 2013) Agreement was reached to continue exploring the establishment of a [sector skill council in the electricity sector->art8856] which can respond to developments on the labour market, new
European Social Dialogue Committee for the Electricity Sector, EURELECTRC/industriAll Europe/ EPSU Positive actions on Training/Health & safety/Equal opportunity & Diversity (22 January 2014) Following the 2009 Joint Statement on the
Good quality childcare and early years education are vital public services. However, they are often underfunded and, for many workers unaffordable, while childcare workers themselves, the vast majority of whom are women, are often undervalued and underpaid.At European level there is some recognition of the importance of childcare in increasing women’s employment and as a contribution to encourage gender equality. This meeting will debate these issues with a range of speakers including researchers, trade union representatives, employers, civil society and the European Commission.
(January 2017) Employees at the Naturfidusen private childcare provider were not paid in December as the company went bankrupt. Public services union FOA also reported that another private care company had gone bankrupt taking the total to 36 since 2013. The union is concerned that increased pressure on municipalities to outsource these services will lead to more bankruptcies and more disruption and uncertainty for care workers.
(April 2017) The BDDSz childcare workers' trade union is supporting the ETUC's pay rise campaign. The union sees that many of the headline demands of the campaign - tackling low pay and the gender pay gap - fit with the union's priorities and it is encouraging members to show their support.
(April 2017) The International Labour Organisation has issued new guidelines for multinational enterprises. The revision has added to the longstanding ILO declaration by adding principles addressing specific decent work issues related to social security, forced labour, transition from the informal to the formal economy, wages, access to remedy and compensation of victims. The principles have been agreed with employers, trade unions and governments and set out responsibilities for public authorities.