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Changing the debt rule would miss the point

By David Rinaldi / 6 May, 2021

Already before the pandemic, it was clear that the economic governance framework of the European Union was unfit to drive long-term prosperity and that it was particularly ill-equipped to sustain the economy in times of recession. The point however is that moving towards a better post-pandemic economic framework is not […]

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Turning the clock forward

By Ursula Huws / 15 April, 2021

The Covid pandemic has drawn new attention to the key importance of personal services for household survival, ranging from food delivery to care services. But all too often such services are provided by precarious workers, often employed via online platforms. Platform work is widespread across Europe and growing rapidly, research […]

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‘Old’ rules and protections for the ‘new’ world of work

By Sacha Garben / 15 April, 2021

The labour status of people working in the online platform economy is key to their socio-economic protection. But it has proven a difficult issue for courts and regulators. The EU is considering introducing a ‘rebuttable presumption of employment’ to help address this problem. What could this entail exactly?  For some […]

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Time for Pay Transparency

By Esther Lynch / 6 March, 2020

A Gender Pay Transparency Directive could be a game changer that pushes forward to achieve pay equality.

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Are we moving towards a working poor society?

By Philippe Van Parijs / 28 January, 2019

In an interview with Alain Bloëdt, Philippe Van Parijs explains the need for a universal income to go alongside the technological revolution.

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A European system of minimum wages for equality-led development

By Ozlem Onaran / 9 July, 2018

Establishing a sufficiently high statutory minimum wage is one of the most effective policy tools to tackle the worrisome growth of in-work poverty.

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We must introduce social considerations into the various economic policy mechanisms

By Nicolas Schmit / 8 November, 2017

An interview by Alain Bloëdt with Nicolas Schmit, on the state of social, in Europe.

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Change work to change society

By Marc Deluzet / 12 April, 2017

This article is based in the book from this author with the same name edited by FEPS and Fondation Jean Jaurès The crisis which currently affects western countries forms part of a metamorphosis that continues to upset the capitalist system with truly tragic consequences for the most deprived social groups […]

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Digital work and politics: What impact will "Work 4.0" have on the world of work and politics?

By Michael Rosecker / 30 March, 2017

View this text’s literature and sources here View this text in German here Inevitable consequences Digitisation is a fact. Its impact on the working world is often portrayed as an inescapable constraint to which labour markets, and thus workers, can or must just adapt on pain of social exclusion. The […]

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