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- 10 Jan 2013
Czech Republic: Development of collectively agreed working conditions 1993–2011 [ or view as size 650 kb]
This report focuses on the main issues and trends in collective agreements recorded in the Working Conditions Information System survey since 1993. It shows a decreasing emphasis on wage bargaining, especially in the context of the global economic slowdown, and a shift towards other issues such as trade union operation, the provision of information to and consultation with unions, severance pay and employee participation. There has been an increasing number of collective agreements establishing obligatory employer contributions to employees’ pension schemes, and more agreements addressing such issues as fair treatment in the workplace and parental leave.
- 24 Feb 2012
Slovakia: Survey charts fall in union representation, bargaining and member benefits [ or view as size 175 kb]
This report provides information on selected data monitored by the Information System on Working Conditions (ISPP) sample survey for Slovakia 2008–11. The proportion of organisations with employee representatives and covered by collective agreements in the survey decreased during this period. The average agreed growth of wage tariffs or nominal wages fell between 2008 and 2010. Higher wage increases were agreed in 2011 but the share of organisations involved decreased significantly. Similar trends have been seen in severance pay and discharge benefit agreements above the statutory minimum levels. Compared to 2008, a slight increase in average weekly working time was recorded for 2009–11.
- 10 Feb 2012
Estonia: Industrial relations in companies [ or view as size 222 kb]
In 2009, the first Estonian Working Life Survey was conducted by Statistics Estonia. The aim of the study was to collect data from employers as well as employees on different aspects of working life. This report focuses on the situation of industrial relations and occupational health and safety in Estonian companies. According to the survey, larger companies and employees of larger companies are covered more often by collective agreements, they tend to have employee representatives and they also have practices in place to ensure occupational health and safety.
- 24 Oct 2011
Ireland: Recession drives change in workplace practices [ or view as size 104 kb]
Two major National Workplace Surveys covering 3,000 employers and 5,100 employees were published in September 2010. Data from 2009 were used to examine the changing workplace based on the views of Irish employers and employees. The recession’s impact was found to be a strong driver for change within companies, with considerable changes in workplace practices being identified. A decline in hourly pay over the previous two years was reported by 21% of employees (more frequently by public than private sector workers). Trade union membership fell to 34% of the labour force.
- 18 Nov 2010
United Kingdom: 2009 Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) [ or view as size 83 kb]
This report outlines the findings of the ASHE 2009 survey by the UK Office for National Statistics. It first presents general pay trends in the UK, before outlining the findings on a gender, distributional, sectoral, age group, regional and occupational basis. It looks at the implications of these findings for pay developments in the context of the UK industrial relations system. The study found that the economic crisis has not yet had an adverse effect on wage levels and that a significant gender pay gap still exists in the UK.