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Blog Archive | September 2019

Bogus self-employment in Construction

Posted on September 17, 2019 by Ciarán Nugent

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Anecdotal evidence from the Construction sector suggests bogus self-employment is rampant and growing as a share of employment in the sector. However, due to its nature, much of bogus self-employment occurs in the black economy, which raises issues around estimating precisely how widespread it is through individual level survey collection. According to the UN’s International Labour …

The link between union density and fighting climate change

Posted on September 09, 2019 by Paul Goldrick-Kelly

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The collective challenge we face from human induced climate change cannot be overstated. Meeting this challenge will require decisive action by countries all over the world. The IPCC’s recommendation of a 45% reduction in global emissions over 2010 levels by 2030 to mitigate the worst effects of climate change implies substantial social and economic changes globally. International experience …

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