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  • International conference: good working environment on an innovative labour market


    On Tuesday, 6 November, the international conference ‘Good working environment on an innovative labour market’ was held in Tallinn. Specialists from all over the world as well as representatives of employees, employers, and the state engaged in a debate over the changes. Winners of the competition ‘Good Working Environment 2018’ were also announced at the conference.

  • Labour Inspectorate: the number of accidents at work is still high


    2674 occupational accidents were registered in the first half-year. 2019 of them were minor and 550 serious. Three people lost their lives at work. The circumstances of 102 cases are still being clarified.

  • The European Union Affairs Committee supported more transparent working conditions


    The European Union Affairs Committee of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) supported the positions of the Government regarding the proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and the Council on transparent and predictable working conditions in the European Union, which, among other things, would define the notions of “worker” and “employer”.

  • Last year 14 workplace accidents occurred per day


    Today the Labour Inspectorate will present to the Riigikogu an overview of last year’s labour environment in Estonia. In the course of last year a total of 5,184 workplace accidents occurred, i.e. 14 workplace accidents per day. Nine people lost their lives at work.

  • Ageing workforce


    Europe's ageing population raises many challenges for policymakers in relation to employment, working conditions, living standards and welfare. It has led to concerns over the sustainability of pension systems and the supply of labour. Promoting employment opportunities for an ageing workforce requires new thinking at company, national and EU level.

  • 2018 is coming soon… and it brings a new Healthy Workplaces campaign


    2018 is coming and with the New Year, the “Healthy Workplaces Manage Dangerous Substances” campaign is knocking on the door.

  • Labour Inspectorate Relocates to Mustamägi


    Starting from September 1st, the Tallinn offices of Labour Inspectorate and Tallinn labour dispute committees will welcome all visitors at Mäealuse 2/2, on the territory of science park Tehnopol. The first reception of the counselling lawyer, and the first meeting of the labour dispute committee, shall take place at the new office on September 5th.

  • Labour Inspectorate: Chemicals Should be Handled More Safely at Car Washes


    Labour Inspectorate checked the situation of occupational health care and safety at car washes. 12 car washes were visited during the targeted checks. Altogether, 73 violations were detected, 51 of which resulted in a misdemeanour procedure.

  • Understanding and reducing inequalities in Europe


    A new report by the ILO in cooperation with the European Commission looks at the key factors leading to rising inequalities in fourteen EU Member States.

  • Jevgeni Ossinovski at a meeting with the French Minister of Labour: the labour market must keep up with the digital economy


    As the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Estonia will focus on the future of labour, said Jevgeni Ossinovski, Estonian Minister of Health and Labour, at today’s meeting with Myriam El Khomri, French Minister of Labour.

  • Labour Inspectorate: Last year had the biggest incidence of accidents at work in the past decade


    According to preliminary data, there were 4919 accidents at work. The facts of 160 cases are being clarified. Twenty-four accidents were fatal (two cases are still being investigated). A year ago, there were 17 on-the-job fatalities.

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