EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Industrial relations and working conditions developments in Europe 2013

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This report describes the main developments in industrial relations and working conditions in 2013 in the 28 EU Member States and in Norway, from both a national and EU-level perspective. Beginning with an overview of the current economic and political context in these countries, the report goes on to outline trends in industrial relations, including changes in the role and organisation of the social partners and the impact of government measures and legislation. The report highlights policies and initiatives, legislative developments and social dialogue in the following areas: industrial action, pay and wage-setting, working time, health and safety at work, conditions of employment – including job security, contractual arrangements, job mobility and transition – gender equality and discrimination, entry into and exit from employment, and skills development.

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