The Employment, Health and Safety (EHS) WG focuses on EU social and employment legislation, predominantly with an employer's perspective. It primary task is to represent ETNO on the EU's Social Dialogue Committee for the Telecommunications Sector.
The impact of technological changes on work organisation, focussing on new forms of work organisation such as Telework, and the social implications of new forms of selling and distribution such as call centres or e-commerce.
Policy and regulation
The Working Group will consider the impact of (adopted and draft) policy issues, exclusively from an employment perspective.
Training and Skills
Skill shortages and obstacles to employment in the sector, links between training institutions and the industry, developing the potential of employees to adapt to new technologies, particularly for new products and services.
Diversity in the workplace, initiatives to counter discrimination. In 2014, UNI Europa and ETNO produced a joint statement on gender equality and the promotion of women in ICT.
The EHS WG Chair is Jean-Luc Godard, Orange.
ETNO Press Release - Lead or Lose: Europe is at digital crossroads, telcos can make the difference
Brussels, 27 September 2017 – Europe has lost as much as €100m in telco EBIT each day to digital disruptors and telcos in other regions for the past 10 years, which has impoverished the bloc’s digital economy. However, if industry and regulators embrace transformation, Europe can gain up to €4bn/day by being at the centre of the digital ecosystem, according to Accenture Strategy research conducted for ETNO.