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  • Article
    7 Květen 2002

    In April 2002, the Dutch government resigned after the publication of
    research into the events around the fall of the Bosnian enclave of
    Srebrenica, which was under the protection of Dutch peacekeepers, in 1995.
    Trade unions representing military personnel have called for the resignation
    of the army leadership at the time and for a parliamentary inquiry, which has
    now been launched.

  • Article
    7 Květen 2002

    In April 2002, following two months of tension, a series of strikes and
    difficult negotiations, the Athens Daily Newspaper Journalists' Union (ESIEA)
    and the Association of Athens Daily Newspaper Owners (EIIEA) concluded a new
    collective agreement for journalists. The one-year agreement provides for pay
    increases, a five-day normal working week and protection against collective
    redundancies.

  • Article
    7 Květen 2002

    During March-April 2002, uniformed customs officers in France took various
    forms of industrial action to support demands for an increase in their danger
    bonus and enhanced pension conditions. It appears that proposals tabled by
    the Minister of the Economy and Finance on 22 April satisfied the demands of
    the officers' inter-union committee, and striking workers returned to work in
    most regions, with the notable exception of Orly airport.

  • Article
    7 Květen 2002

    In summer 1999, Västmanland County Council (Landstinget i Västmanland) - an
    area 200 kilometres northwest of Stockholm - announced a vacancy for a
    midwife in one of its care centres. There were five applicants for the job,
    all women, of whom one was pregnant. One of the other four applicants was
    given the job, despite the fact that the pregnant woman had the best
    qualifications for the position. The Ombudsman for Equal Opportunities
    (Jämställdhetsombudsmannen, Jämo) took up the case, arguing that the
    pregnant job applicant had been subject to sex discrimination, and should
    have been given the job as she had the best qualifications. The case went to
    the Labour Court (Arbetsdomstolen), which delivered its judgment, in favour
    of the unsuccessful applicant, on 3 April 2002 (/Dom nr 45/02/).

  • Article
    7 Květen 2002

    Over March-April 2002, the public transport network of Lyons in France was
    hit by a 22-day strike called by trade unions over wage demands. The dispute
    was brought to an end by an agreement concluded on 11 April.

  • Article
    7 Květen 2002

    According to figures published in spring 2002, the total membership of the
    professional workers' trade unions affiliated to the Swedish Confederation of
    Professional Associations (Sveriges Akademikers Centralorganisation, SACO)
    increased by 4.4% in 2001. This was the biggest annual increase in the
    history of SACO, which was founded in 1947. SACO's total affiliated
    membership stood at 514,000 in December 2001, up 21,943 on the December 2000
    figure. Of SACO members, around 269,000 are men and 245,000 are women. SACO
    has 26 affiliated unions, and 19 of them recorded an increase in membership
    in 2001. The graduate economists' association had the highest increase, at
    13%, closely followed by those for civil engineers and lawyers. 'Many workers
    in the so-called new economy have realised that competent trade unions are
    valuable in times of restructuring,' commented SACO's recently elected chair,
    Anna Ekström as the membership figures were released.

  • Report
    7 Květen 2002

    This national report examines the main trends in temporary agency work and the problems and challenges it poses in France. It puts the spotlight on the working conditions of temporary agency workers, and the specific features of such work that might help explain these conditions.

  • Article
    6 Květen 2002

    In spring 2002, the Finnish national-level social partners issued a joint
    statement on good working time practices. It states that flexible working
    hours should be arranged in a way that meets the requirement of markets and
    customers, while at the same time the individual needs of employees should
    also be taken into consideration.

  • Article
    6 Květen 2002

    On 27 March 2002, John Monks, the general secretary of the Trades Union
    Congress (TUC), said that he was considering becoming a candidate for the
    post of general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
    when the present incumbent, Emilio Gabaglio, retires in 2003.

  • Article
    6 Květen 2002

    In late April 2002, it was reported that the European Commission has taken
    the first steps towards initiating legal proceedings against the UK over its
    alleged failure to comply fully with the requirements of the 1993 EU working
    time Directive (93/104/EC) [1]. Following a complaint by the British trade
    union Amicus, the Commission has written to the UK government under Article
    226 of the European Community (EC) Treaty seeking its observations on three
    aspects of the UK's Working Time Regulations 1999 [2], which the union argued
    do not correctly implement the Directive.

    [1] http://europa.eu.int/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexapi!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=31993L0104&model=guichett
    [2] http://www.hmso.gov.uk/si/si1999/19993372.htm

Series

  • European Jobs Monitor

    This series brings together publications and other outputs of the European Jobs Monitor (EJM), which tracks structural change in European labour markets. The EJM analyses shifts in the employment structure in the EU in terms of occupation and sector and gives a qualitative assessment of these shifts using various proxies of job quality – wages, skill-levels, etc.

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2016

    Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2016, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2015, the sixth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • Minimum wages in the EU

    This series reports on developments in minimum wage rates across the EU, including how they are set and how they have developed over time in nominal and real terms. The series explores where there are statutory minimum wages or collectively agreed minimum wages in the Member States, as well as minimum wage coverage rates by gender.  

  • European Working Conditions Survey 1996

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 1996, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2001

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2001, which was an extension of the EWCS 2000 to cover the then 12 acceding and candidate countries. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2000

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2000, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Company Survey 2004

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the first edition of the survey carried out in 2004–2005 under the name European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

  • European Company Survey 2009

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2009, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

  • European Company Survey 2013

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2013, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance.

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