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European Industrial Relations Dictionary

Designed as an easy-to-use online reference tool, the European industrial relations dictionary is a comprehensive collection of the most commonly used terms in employment and industrial relations at EU level today. It contains over 350 entries, featuring concise definitions and relevant contextual information, with hyperlinks to EU legislation and case law.
The product of a collaborative effort between acknowledged experts in the field, the dictionary is aimed at policymakers, practitioners and all those interested in the history and evolving structure of the European Union.
Background information is provided on the industrial relations context, institutional framework, legal framework, collective industrial relations, individual employment relations, the enterprise, free movement of workers, discrimination and equality in employment, health and safety and movement towards an EU system of employment and industrial relations.

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Title Date of publication
Access to employment 12 January 2011
Access to the judicial process 04 May 2011
Accession 12 January 2011
Acquired Rights Directive 11 March 2007
Acquis communautaire 11 March 2007
Adaptability 11 March 2007
Agreement on Social Policy 29 November 2013
Albany case 11 March 2007
Alert Mechanism Report 09 April 2014
Annual Growth Survey 09 April 2014
Annual leave 07 February 2013
Apprenticeship 11 September 2013
Asbestos 11 March 2007
Atypical work 06 December 2009
Autonomous agreement 04 May 2011
Blue card 20 September 2011
Broad Economic Policy Guidelines 09 April 2014
Burden of proof 11 March 2007
BUSINESSEUROPE 21 January 2008
Cardiff process 11 March 2007
Casual worker 11 March 2007
CEC 12 January 2011
CEEMET 07 May 2013
CEEP 20 September 2011
Central management of the enterprise 11 March 2007
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union 20 September 2011
Child labour 11 March 2007
Childcare 18 March 2007
Civil society 11 March 2007
Co-decision procedure 06 February 2012