IndustriAll Europe disagrees with Commission move to withdraw its EU Maternity Directive proposal
03 July 2015   After a long period of deadlock between EU member states on the issue of a revised version of the EU Maternity Directive, the European Commission finally withdrew its proposal on 1 July 2015. IndustriAll European Trade Union does not agree with this approach. IndustriAll Europe disagrees because the Commission has in effect chosen to withdraw its proposal instead of continuing to look for a forward-looking solution to help mothers and fathers improve the balance between their work and family lives. read more

Equal Opportunities 

IndustriAll Europe explores new approach to sharing the benefits of innovation
01 July 2015   IndustriAll European Trade Union has published an official position paper (adopted at its Executive Committee meeting on 9 and 10 June) and a policy brief in the form of a discussion paper entitled ‘Innovation by all and for all’. The aim of the policy brief is to provide stakeholders with food for thought so that together they can shape a sustainable future for employment in the manufacturing sector. read more

Executive committee Industrial Policy Company Policy 

IndustriAll Europe General Secretary expresses views to EU Energy Union Commissioner
26 June 2015   Earlier this week, industriAll European Trade Union General Secretary Ulrich Eckelmann expressed his views to the EU’s Commissioner for the Energy Union Maros Sefcovic at a hearing. During the discussion, Ulrich Eckelmann expressed IndustriAll’s support for the different measures in the package of legislation relating to the Energy Union but pointed out that the “devil is in the detail”. read more

Energy Affiliates' news 

Study: Involving workers’ representatives in resource efficiency challenges faced by the European steel industry
26 June 2015   IndustriAll European Trade Union has carried out a study in the last 18 months on the involvement of workers’ representatives in and their influence on investment decisions relating to energy, the environment and CO2 emissions. This field survey was based on questionnaires circulated in ten European countries and site visits to 17 industrial sites. Three types of installation were targeted: integrated steel mills with a blast furnace, electric steel mills producing carbon steels and electric steel mills producing stainless steels. read more

Steel & Basic Metals Affiliates' news 

Vocational Education and Training (VET): Meeting of ministers in Riga on 22 June
19 June 2015   IndustriAll European Trade Union welcomes the objectives of the Riga meeting to deepen European cooperation on Vocational Education and Training (VET) but underlines the need to properly involve the social partners in VET. read more

Training & Education 

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