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  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    The 29th congress of Greece's GSEE trade union confederation concluded in
    March 1998 with the election of a new 45-member administrative board. As well
    as issues such as development, employment, incomes and social protection, the
    congress discussed the devaluation of the drachma - a move which has also
    brought reactions from other social partner organisations.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    In the 1998 Dutch collective bargaining round, progress has been difficult in
    some companies over employers's wishes for separate contracts for specific
    categories of employee - which trade unions believe will increase working
    hours - and for flexible pay schemes.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    In February 1998, the ABI employers' association and the trade unions signed
    an agreement that lays the basis for a profound restructuring of the Italian
    banking sector. The innovative aspects of the agreement concern the reduction
    of labour costs, the creation of a redundancy fund, the reform of pay scales
    and the bargaining system, and the introduction of greater flexibility in
    employment relations.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    On the brink of a conflict and after 41 hours of non-stop negotiations, the
    Confederation of Danish Industries (Dansk Industri, DI) and the Central
    Organisation of Industrial Employees in Denmark (Centralorganisationen af
    Industriansatte i Danmark, CO-industri) reached a compromise over a
    collective agreement for the industry sector on 22 March 1998 (DK9801147F
    [1]). The new two-year agreement succeeds a three-year deal concluded in
    1995.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations-undefined-working-conditions/1998-collective-bargaining-commences-in-industry

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    The number of working days lost in industrial disputes in Ireland continues
    to decline, with the figure for 1997 - at almost 75,000 - over 38,000 below
    the average so far this decade and more than 40,000 below the 1996 figure.
    The number of workers involved in disputes declined even more dramatically,
    according to figures released by the Government-run Central Statistics Office
    (CSO). CSO figures put the number involved in disputes in 1998 at 5,364,
    compared with 13,339 in 1996.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    The UK EU Presidency of the first half of 1998 has issued a proposal aimed at
    breaking the 25-year deadlock on European Commission proposals for the
    establishment of a European Company Statute. The Statute would enable
    European multinational undertakings to operate under rules governed by EU
    company law, rather than a diverse set of different regulations in different
    Member States. It is also envisaged that such companies should benefit from a
    special tax status, thus increasing their competitiveness in the world
    market. Although the fine details of the status of such a structure in
    company law are yet to be ironed out, most of the controversy which has
    stalled this proposal has centred around the issue of worker involvement in
    such a new structure. In 1996, a high-level expert group was set up by the
    Commission with the aim of developing solutions to this problem which would
    assist in breaking the deadlock, particularly in respect of those countries
    which feared that such legislation would undermine strong national
    involvement rights, as well as objections from those countries which
    currently have no legal mechanisms for ensuring employee involvement.

  • Article
    27 marts 1998

    Non-wage labour costs are those elements of the enterprise's total labour
    costs which are other than direct compensation (DE9705111F [1]). The Institut
    der deutschen Wirtschaft (IW) has recently published its annual analysis of
    non-wage labour costs, based on official statistics from the Federal
    Statistical Office, which conducts surveys on labour costs every four years.
    The IW trend extrapolation is based on long-term trends, data from the
    institutions of the social insurance system, and the annual analysis of
    collective agreements by the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs.
    The official statistics distinguish between compensation for hours actually
    worked and non-wage labour costs. Non-wage labour costs are differentiated
    into pay for days not worked, special payments, statutory social welfare
    costs and other non-wage labour costs.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/non-wage-labour-costs-in-germany-reach-new-record-high

Series

  • 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.

  • 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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