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  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    The Swedish work injury insurance system, which covers both accidents and
    illnesses caused by work, was last changed in 1993. More stringent rules of
    cause and effect made it much more difficult for certain kinds of illnesses
    to be accepted as work-related. For example musculo-skeletal disorders,
    normally considered to be caused by repetitive strain and heavy loads, were
    no longer recognised as work-related injuries. The reason for the change of
    policy was that it was considered to be difficult to decide if the inability
    to work was related to working conditions or was a consequence of normal
    ageing or the natural development of an illness.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    The Brussels-Capital region, the third federal authority in Belgium
    (alongside Flanders and Wallonia), has submitted its employment plan to the
    Federal Government in preparation for the Cardiff European Council meeting in
    June 1998.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    Luxembourg's tripartite committee on employment met twice in February 1998
    and has arranged a further six meetings for March to draw up a national
    action plan under the process agreed at the November 1997 European Union Jobs
    Summit.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    According to a February 1998 public opinion poll by the Gallup institute, 45%
    of respondents do not believe that the European Union (EU) has improved
    health and safety in Denmark or wil do so. However, an analysis conducted by
    the Confederation of Danish Trade Unions (Landsorganisationen i Danmark, LO)
    indicates that this mistrust is unfounded: 37 Directives - out of a total of
    72 relevant Directives since 1990 - have improved health and safety rules in
    Denmark. Only six Directives have had negative implications for the Danish
    rules in this area. LO believes that future EU health and safety legislation
    passed under the new Amsterdam Treaty [1] (EU9707135F [2]) will be minimum
    Directives, which will make it easier for Member States, if necessary, to
    maintain national rules, which may provide for a higher level of protection.
    According to LO, EU regulation in this area is important if Danish jobs are
    to be protected against "social dumping" and competition in the area of
    health and safety.

    [1] http://europa.eu.int/abc/obj/amst/en/index.htm
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/amsterdam-treaty-brings-small-advances-for-employment-and-social-policy

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    On 17 March 1998 the metalworking employers' associations in the eastern
    German federal states of of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia founded a new
    employers' association known as Ostmetall. All three member associations
    remain independent, but for the future it is planned that the three will
    merge into Ostmetall. The new association is part of the national
    metalworking employers' association, Gesamtmetall.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    According to a study conducted by Statistics Sweden (SCB) in spring 1997,
    around 250,000 employees, or around 7% of the employed workforce, have agreed
    with their employers to work partly at home on a regular basis. Telework is
    more frequent among municipal employees (13%) and those employed by the state
    (8%) than among private employees (5%).

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    In March 1998, the French-owned textiles group, Pennel et Flipo, was required
    by a Belgian Labour Court to pay BEF 20 million to the workers it had
    dismissed in 1994 when it closed down its production unit in Belgium. The
    Court found that the closure had amounted to a transfer of production to its
    parent company in France, and that redundancy procedures had not been
    followed.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    In March 1998, Martine Aubry, France's Minister for Employment and Solidarity
    presented a three-year, FRF 50 billion plan to prevent and combat social
    exclusion. The measures include the introduction of a universal healthcare
    coverage scheme, which will require consultation of the social partners. The
    plan has met with a mixed reaction from trade unions and other interested
    parties.

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    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.

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2003

    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 2003, the first edition of the survey.

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2007

    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 2007, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003.

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2012

    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 2012, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2005

    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 2005, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2010

    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 2010, the fifth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • Manufacturing employment outlook

    This publication series explores scenarios for the future of manufacturing. The employment implications (number of jobs by sector, occupation, wage profile, and task content) under various possible scenarios are examined. The scenarios focus on various possible developments in global trade and energy policies and technological progress and run to 2030.

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