Restructuring: do union still matter?

Trade unions in many EU Member States face the issue of declining membership. This is a fundamental challenge for organised labour, but it is premature to speak about the redundancy unions: when it comes to important decisions affecting the workplace, restructuring being one, trade unions remain a powerful mechanism of employee voice. Latest data from […]

What will the postal sector look like till 2030?

European postal social partners finalised the project “Trend research for the postal Sector in 2030” conducted in 2018-2019. The project enabled the European social partners to elaborate 5 possible joint scenarios on the postal sector in 2030. Throughout the course of the project it permitted the social partners to stage highly interactive workshops, to brainstorm […]

Postal services in the EU

A study aims at providing the European Parliament’s TRAN Committee with an overview of the EU postal services sector, including recent developments, and recommendations for EU policy-makers on how to further stimulate growth and competitiveness of the sector. The EU postal and delivery sector is significant to the EU economy, but should not be taken […]

26th World Congress of Political Science, 26 o Congresso Mundial de Ciência Política, 25-29 | 07 | 2020 Lisbon, Portugal – Open Panel “Civil Society Groups and Interest Representation”

Description Representative associations are crucial actors in any democracy but particularly under corporatist regimes where they are consulted by political and public actors and participate in economic governance. For instance, trade unions and employer associations have succeeded in maintaining their legitimacy for engaging in collective bargaining or social dialogue at the national level through that […]

2nd Transnational Workshop Rome, 25/6/2019 FDV/CGIL, d’Italia 25 (Sala “F. Santi”)

Digitization and restructuring in a comparative perspective: which role for the social dialogue  Workshop Minutes by  (Salvo Leonardi – FDV, Marine Franssen & Frédéric Naedenoen, LENTIC) The workshop held in Rome the 25th of June was the second transnational one of the EC funded project DIRESOC, after the one held in Madrid, last September. The discussion […]

Study on monitoring the application of the EU Quality Framework for anticipation of change and restructuring

ICF Consulting was appointed by DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion in July 2015 to undertake a study entitled “Monitoring application of the EU Quality Framework for anticipation of change and restructuring – VT/2015/036” issued under the Framework Contract “Provision of services related to evaluation, evaluative studies, analysis and research work, including support for impact […]

A report of ETUC citing DIRESOC as a good example of good practice in terms of exchanging information and establishing expertiserI

When the ETUC started to discuss digitalisation issues, the debate was quite developed in some countries while in other countries there was no public debate at all. At the European level, the European Commission set the tone with its communications on ‘collaborative economy’ and ‘online platforms’, which were discussed in the European Parliament. The Commission […]

The platform economy and social law: Key issues in comparative perspective

The topic of the platform economy and its social effects has been the subject of ongoing academic interest and social debate for many years now. Despite the fact that numerous studies have been published, the subject remains difficult to grasp and contextualise due to a lack of accurate and reliable data – in particular in […]

Article on DIRESOC published in an academic journal

The increasing digitalisation of work poses unprecedented challenges to labor law, welfare systems and worker representation. In a scenario of uncertain occupational prospects, the old boundaries between industry and services fade, as well as those between subordination and autonomy in the employment relationship. The cognitive enrichment and the empowerment of certain occupations corresponds to the […]