21 December 2018
Previous Eurofound research has identified four key dimensions of industrial relations: industrial democracy, industrial competitiveness, social justice, and quality of work and employment. This report seeks to build a set of indicators to measure country performance in industrial relations in terms of these four dimensions and to develop a typology of industrial relations systems, enabling a cross-country analysis of trends.
29 January 2018
Eurofound’s 2016 report Mapping key dimensions of industrial relations identified four key dimensions of industrial relations: industrial democracy, industrial competitiveness, social justice, and quality of work and employment. This report builds upon that earlier study, developing a dashboard of 45 indicators to assess how and to what extent the conceptual framework of these key dimensions can be applied at national level.
18 December 2003
A report by Spain's Economic and Social Council, published in October 2003, finds that provisions on equality between men and women are beginning to gain ground in collective agreements at sector and company level. In the opinion of the CES, the situation is 'modest but hopeful'.
15 December 2003
This article examines the procedures and costs involved in collective redundancies in Spain, as well as current trends and debate in this area, as at November 2003.
18 November 2003
This article examines social partner involvement in the preparation of Spain’s 2003 National Action Plan for employment drawn up in response to the EU Employment Guidelines.
05 November 2002
In October 2002, the regional government of Navarre in Spain and the CC.OO trade union signed an agreement to promote stable recruitment and reduce temporary employment. This pioneering agreement reinforces the systems of control of temporary recruitment and promotes collective bargaining on the conversion of temporary contracts into open-ended ones.
04 November 2002
In October 2002, Spanish trade unions met the Minister of Labour to start a process aimed at reaching an agreement between unions, employers and the government on reducing the high rate of industrial accidents. The meeting came after a year with a large number of industrial accidents, particularly fatal ones.
07 October 2002
In October 2002, negotiations began over a new central agreement laying down guidelines for Spanish collective bargaining in 2003, to succeed the deal reached for 2002. The talks got off to a difficult start. Whereas the government and the employers are in favour of maintaining wage moderation, the trade unions have announced that they will demand higher pay increases to prevent the loss of purchasing power, foster domestic demand and stimulate the economy.
07 October 2002
In September 2002, a Barcelona court started consideration of Spain's first criminal case relating to alleged bullying at work. The fact that the case has been taken to a criminal court, which is reserved for cases of special gravity, shows the increasing importance of bullying in Spain.
07 October 2002
In September 2002, the CC.OO trade union confederation published some figures on the effects of the unemployment benefit reform that came into force in Spain in May 2002. One of the main findings is that over 85,000 dismissed workers have lost the right to the 'interim wages' formerly paid while awaiting the outcome of unfair dismissal cases.