Four out of five new jobs are precarious: In spite of economic progress, millions of European workers are pushed into insecurity and precariousness. This is very problematic, says EU commissioner Marianne Thyssen.
The sharing economy creates a new group of vulnerable workers. Some of them are beginning to defend themselves.
They come with their minds full of questions, Stavanger’s unemployed, today to the «Terminal», a glass palace in the city harbour. Passengers used to leave with ferries for Denmark and England from this dock. Today, some of the 822 that were invited here by the Employment Office may decide to leave, but to other regions of Norway. Regions that are fishing for workers.
Labour crime and social dumping is almost risk-free. Now the city of Oslo is determined to restore legality and decent conditions on its construction sites – and eyes in its model a new Nordic export to Europe.
Governments in Western and Eastern Europe clash over child benefits. While the sums are small, emotions are strong. Published in NORWEGIAN by Aftenbladet.
It was supposed to be the solution. Flexible working relations would energize the labour market and strengthen the economy. Millions of workers in Europe are left in opposite situations, insecure and vulnerable. Publication in NORWEGIAN via Aftenbladet.
Norway has been a quasi-member of the EU since entering the EEA agreement in 1994. Very few discuss the contract in the general public sphere. But the issue has grown to enormous proportions in the labour movement. Can Norway retain safe and decent labour conditions without exiting the EEA? Published in NORWEGIAN by Aftenbladet.