The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has published an e-guide on healthy workplaces for all ages, specifically addressing the needs of an ageing workforce. The e-guide is country specific and available for all 28 EU Member States plus Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. It addresses different target groups (employers, workers, HR managers and OSH professionals) and contains specific information and good practices for every target group, divided into four main sections: Ageing and work, Healthy workplaces for all ages, Health promoting workplaces and Return to work.

The Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) has published a report on asylum seekers’ and refugees’ opportunities to access education and training. Looking at Denmark, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands and Poland as well as parts of Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Finland, France, Italy, Sweden and Slovakia, the report first points out that statistics on asylum seekers and refugees are not collected systematically within EU Member States.

Following the European Commission Action Plan on the integration of third-country nationals adopted in June 2016, DG EMPL in cooperation with DG HOME have now launched the “EU Skills profile tool for third-country nationals”. This is a concrete tool to enable non-EU nationals to present their skills, qualifications, and experiences in a way that is well understood by employers, education and training providers and organisations working with migrants across the whole EU.

On 19-21 June 2017, the Trade Union of Education and Science Workers of Ukraine (TUESWU) and the Trade Union of Workers in Education and Science (OZPŠAV) held a joint roundtable “Achievements and Challenges of the Education Trade Unions”. The meeting took place in Uzhgorod, Ukraine.

On 27 June 2017, the second round table meeting of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue in Education (ESSDE) Capacity building project III took place in Dublin, Ireland. At this occasion, representatives of Irish education trade unions (IFUT, partner to the project, TUI, ASTI and INTO) as well as Irish employer organisations (ETBI, Donegal ETB, THEA, CPSMA, JMB, ACCSE) and representatives of ETUCE and EFEE participated in a full day of discussions on the implementation of the ESSDE work programme topic: ‘Social Partners Promoting Decent Work Places in the Education Sector’.

This morning, on 27 June 2017, as the first action, at least 90% of primary schools in the Netherlands started to function one hour later. Education personnel in primary education used the first working hour for meetings or administrative tasks that they normally have to perform in their non-teaching time. In the afternoon of the same day, all schools sent delegations to the Hague where a demonstration is taking place and the petition calling for decent salaries and to reduce the workload is to be handed over to the Dutch authorities.