A wage rise: fair and necessary

The Belgian government has made ‘competitiveness’ into its Holy Grail. This quest was regulated by the Law “on the promotion of employment and preventive safeguarding of ...

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Women managers lose out on pay

Female managers in the EU earn almost one-quarter (23.4%) less, on average, than their male counterparts. In other words, women in management earn just 77 cents for every euro a man makes per ...

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The Stakes: Inequality

By Professor Danny Dorling Whether measured by the Gini coefficient for OECD countries, or by the take of the top 10%, income inequality rates in the UK today are the worst in all of Europe. The ...

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Why pay rises boost the economy

By Ronald Janssen Wages across Europe have been suffering much in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis. Before the crisis, nominal wages were increasing at a rate of 3 to 3.5%. Since then ...

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EU Income Inequality And The Great Recession

This blog piece was originally posted on Social Europe.  By Carlos Vacas-Soriano and Enrique Fernández-Macías, 21 March 2017. EU-wide income inequality declined notably prior to 2008, driven by a ...

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Join our ambitious pay rise campaign

By Luca Visentini Why have wages in Europe collapsed in the last decade? Because of the combined impact of globalisation, the financial crisis and, above all, the austerity measures that followed ...

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Our recipe is a pay rise – now!

By Luc Triangle It is high time for a pay rise. For years now, wages have been considered as the sole cost adjustment for recovery. But wage cuts and wage moderation did not bring back recovery. ...

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