Workforce

04 May 2018

Commission takes action to better protect workers against cancer-causing chemicals

The Commission proposes to limit workers' exposure to five cancer-causing chemicals, in addition to the 21 substances that have already been limited or proposed to be limited since the beginning of this mandate. Estimates show that today's proposal would ...
25 October 2017

Call for proposals: Joint qualifications in vocational education and training (VET)

The objectives of the call are to increase the employability of young people and to contribute to the development of a highly skilled, qualified and mobile workforce, as well as to support joint developments in VET in Europe and strengthen its quality, re...
24 February 2017

Social dialogue makes a difference in reducing inequalities according to ILO/EC report

EU countries with coordinated bargaining systems have been successful at preventing the growth of inequalities on the labour market, while the erosion of collective bargaining in other EU countries has led to an increased number of low-paid jobs or increa...
01 December 2016

Clean energy and the construction sector

Published : Thu, 01 Dec 2016 The European construction industry alone provides 18 million direct jobs in Europe and creates 9% of GDP. It has the potential to respond to a number of economic and societal challenges, such as jobs, growth and...