EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

  • Developments in working life in Europe - Q1 2019

    What has taken place during the first quarter of 2019 in the industrial relations and working conditions landscape in European countries? There is no need to look further: you can get up-to-date information as reported by our Network of Eurofound Correspondents who, on a quarterly basis, chart the...
  • Minimum wages have increased across Europe, but will low-wage workers feel the difference?

    There have been wage increases for minimum and low-wage earners in most EU Member States, with rises in statutory minimum wages in almost all countries since January 2018; including significant increases in Lithuania, Spain, Greece and low-wage newer Member States. While these increases are...
  • Developments in working life in Europe - Q4 2018

    What has taken place during the 4th quarter of 2018 in the industrial relations and working conditions landscape in European countries? Look no further – get up-to-date information as reported by our Network of Eurofound Correspondents who, on a quarterly basis keep us abreast of the latest...
  • EU Level: Latest working life developments Q4 2018

    European Parliament backing for the transparent and predictable working conditions directive , a proposal for a new European Labour Authority and advances in the fight against carcinogens are the main topics of interest in this article. This update reports on the latest developments in working life...
  • Austria: Latest developments in working life Q1 2019

    Elections to the Chamber of Labour, a new law on Good Friday working, the rise in trade union membership and changes to the minimum income scheme are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Austria in the first quarter...
  • Belgium: Latest developments in working life Q1 2019

    Difficult intersectoral wage negotiations and strikes at sectoral and national level are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Belgium in the first quarter of 2019 . Intersectoral wage negotiations run into...
  • Bulgaria: Latest developments in working life Q1 2019

    The European Commission’s latest country report on Bulgaria, proposed amendments to the Labour Code and protests by nurses over pay and working conditions are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Bulgaria in the first...
  • Croatia: Latest developments in working life Q1 2019

    Continuing labour shortages, the reaction of trade unions to new pension reforms and the resolution of a strike in the agriculture industry are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Croatia in the first quarter of 2019...
  • Cyprus: Latest developments in working life Q1 2019

    A 24-hour strike by construction workers, a dispute about the admission of third-country nationals into the hotel industry and the involvement of social partners in the European Semester are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in...
  • Czechia: Latest developments in working life Q1 2019

    The increasing digitalisation of the labour market, the abolition of the unpaid sick leave period, efforts to improve wage levels for foreign workers and reactions to the European Semester country report for Czechia are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the...

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