Trade Union European
Information Project


(May 2010)


European Review Front Page

European Review reaches 50 not out
This is the fiftieth issue of the European Review, which has been informing British trade unionists about the many ways that events on our continent can affect their daily lives, since 1998. Starting as a 16-page periodical in hard copy only, the Trade Union European Information Project at South Thames College also published using such cutting edge technologies as hot faxes. Later on a web site was developed which now includes animation, clickable maps and RSS feeds. Also incorporated into the TUC’s unionlearn web site in 2004, the magazine is now printed as a TUC Education publication. Editors Judith Attar (first four issues) and Nigel Rees have kept a beady eye on EU directives, health and safety, European Court cases, worker mobility, the European Social Model, the labour market in other EU Member States, internet developments and vocational education.
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Page 2 Posted Workers directive: ETUC spells out demands as EU Presidency moves to action. . Women for top jobs needed in Germany and the unionsBargaining round-up: page2indexa

Page 3 Working Time: new talks on directive revision; Employer mergers prompt new thinking in Danish unions as tough bargaining round expected

Page 4 Social partners in Spain set a course for recovery; UK migrant workers win compensation from racist farmer; Social rôle of post set out in Belgian deal but strikes held

Page 5 Unions seek EU-wide coalition for new ‘Robin Hood’ bank tax

Page 6 Greek strike against ECJ pension ruling overtaken by events. BA holiday pay case referred to ECJ; Age and employment in Germany againRecent rulings from the European Courts: page6indexb

Page 7 Health & Safety: More stress agreements in France as Télécom suicides go on; Another mine disaster in Turkey prompts further union criticism; Maintenance focus for 2nd 2-year safety campaign

Page 8 Sites of Interest: Women almost equal with men in usage of internet; REACH navigator makes it easy to register chemicals

Page 9 Stats & Facts: For the first time men bear the brunt of unemployment as slump continues; Businesses invest less even as profits recover


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