29 October 2015
Occupation is a critical factor in determining the type of working conditions a person will experience during their professional life. This report explores the working conditions of workers – particularly medium-to-low skilled and unskilled – in occupations that are found to have low levels of job quality as measured by four key indicators: earnings, prospects, working time and intrinsic job quality.
30 March 2014
The Queen Sofia Centre on Adolescence and Youth  recently published a report, Crisis and the social contract: young people in the society of the future . The report examines the experiences and attitudes of young people in Spain in the light of the current economic crisis and looks at their expectations for the future. The study is based on a survey of 1,000 Spanish young people aged 18 to 24.  http://adolescenciayjuventud.org/es/  http://adolescenciayjuventud.org/es/publicaciones/monografias-y-estudios/item/crisis-y-contrato-social
12 January 2014
During the last few decades, public administration workers have been subject to a number of structural, modernising reforms, in a framework often designated as ‘new public management’. The current economic and financial crisis has also meant that the steep rise in public debt has prompted many authorities to try to reduce public expenditure by introducing freezes and reductions in pay and employment for civil servants. This report sets out to provide an overview of the main causes and reasons for change in central public administration in the European member states plus Norway. It also looks at the impact these changes have had on the sector's working conditions, as well as exploring how this situation is expected to evolve.
06 January 2014
The results of Spain’s latest Quarterly Survey on Labour Costs (in Spanish)  have been released. The Spanish National Institute of Statistics (INE ) published the figures for the second quarter of 2013 in September.  http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft22%2Fp187&file=inebase&L=0  http://www.ine.es/
05 December 2013
Spain’s General Workers’ Union (UGT ) has published a short report, The aggravation of the discouragement effect in the economy and society  (in Spanish, 596KB PDF), that shows there has been a reduction in the proportion of the population recorded as economically active in official statistics. Released in June 2013, its conclusions are based on data from the Spanish Labour Force Survey  collated between 2008 and 2013.  http://www.ugt.es/  http://www.ugt.es/actualidad/2013/junio/30%20de%20Junio%202013%20Informe%20efecto%20desanimo.pdf  http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?L=0&file=inebase&type=pcaxis&path=%2Ft22%2Fe308_mnu
13 May 2013
Based on information derived from 85 case studies across all EU Member States and other sources, the project outlines the features peculiar to SMEs in their anticipation and management of restructuring, explores the main drivers of change and analyses the factors influencing successful restructuring. It offers some insight into how restructuring impacts on workers and the company itself and sets out several policy pointers for future action. This is the country report for Spain.
26 August 2012
The main report (EF0125EN) examines the current provision of environmental and sustainable development training in SMEs, based on national studies carried out in nine EU Member States which focused on the chemicals, food and drink, and printing sectors. This is a summary of the Spanish report (EF00122).
10 October 2010
A new report (in Spanish, 495Kb PDF)  by the 1st May Foundation (Fundación 1° de Mayo ) of the Spanish Trade Union Confederation of Workers’ Commissions (CCOO ), analyses the evolution of wages in Spain between 2005 and 2010. The report examines a number of aspects including:  http://www.1mayo.ccoo.es/nova/files/1018/Estudio36.pdf  http://www.1mayo.ccoo.es/  http://www.ccoo.es/csccoo/menu.do
01 August 2010
The relationship between employment and young people is the subject of a new study, Youth, employment and training in Spain (in Spanish, 56Kb PDF) , published in April 2010 by the 1st May Foundation (Fundación 1° de Mayo ) of the Spanish Trade Union Confederation of Workers’ Commissions (CCOO ).  http://www.fsc.ccoo.es/comunes/temp/recursos/99922/408843.pdf  http://www.1mayo.ccoo.es/  http://www.ccoo.es/csccoo/menu.do
03 May 2010
The 1st May Foundation (Fundación 1º de Mayo ) of the Trade Union Confederation of Workers’ Commissions (Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras, CCOO ) has recently published a report (in Spanish) , within the context of International Women’s Day  on 8 March, showing some specific effects of the current economic crisis on the Spanish female labour market. The main results of the report, based on the official information provided by the Spanish Labour Force Survey (/Encuesta de Población Activa/, EPA ), are outlined below.  http://www.1mayo.ccoo.es/  http://www.ccoo.es/csccoo/  http://www.1mayo.ccoo.es/nova/NNws_ShwNewDup?codigo=2907&cod_primaria=1171&cod_secundaria=1171  http://www.internationalwomensday.com/  http://www.ine.es/jaxi/menu.do?type=pcaxis&path=/t22/e308_mnu&file=inebase&L=0