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  • Article
    27 januar 1998

    The four-year dispute between the workers and management of the Barcelona
    Metro seems to have come to an end in January 1998, with the acceptance by
    70% of the workforce of the pension plan that the UGT and CC.OO trade unions
    negotiated with the company.

  • Article
    27 januar 1998

    In January 1998, the Portuguese Government presented the social partners with
    the results of a study on the increase in the national minimum wage for 1998.
    Neither trade unions nor employers agree with the Government's proposals.

  • Article
    27 januar 1998

    Prompted by the fatal accident that took place on 3 January 1998 in a paper
    mill in Thrace, the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) has proposed
    a series of measures to deal with the problem of industrial accidents. The
    accident once again brought to the fore the question of health and safety at
    the workplace, highlighting the nationwide problem of non-implementation of
    the proper measures. The GSEE attributes industrial accidents to reductions
    in production costs which have a negative impact on safety conditions.

  • Article
    27 januar 1998

    A first collective agreement regulating the terms and conditions of
    employment for employees of Italy's temporary work agencies was signed by
    sectoral trade unions and employers' associations in December 1997.

  • Article
    27 januar 1998

    The trade union in the Netherlands' trend-setting metalworking industry is
    demanding a 4.75% increase in pay for 1998. By contrast, the VNO-NCW
    employers' organisation wants to eliminate pay scales based on automatic wage
    increases and would rather pay variable wages based on individual
    performance.

  • Article
    27 januar 1998

    In December 1997, the Finnish social partners signed an incomes policy
    agreement for the period from January 1998 to January 2000. The agreement -
    which is probably one of the most comprehensive in Finnish history, covering
    over 98% of wage-earners - provides for pay increases which will raise
    average labour costs by about 2.6% in 1998 and 1.7% in 1999.

  • Article
    27 januar 1998

    In January 1998, both the UGT and CC.OO trade union confederations proposed
    measures aimed at improving the situation of unemployed people in Spain. UGT
    has proposed the creation of a branch for unemployed people within the trade
    union and CC.OO has suggested lower taxes for them.

  • Article
    27 januar 1998

    Worker representatives are aiming to guarantee acquired rights at Petrogal, a
    Portuguese oil-refining company which is engaged in a process of
    "outsourcing", and the dispute resulted in strike action in December 1997.
    Information and consultation are seen as mechanisms through which workers can
    participate.

  • Article
    27 januar 1998

    The Greek Government is seeking to alter the way in which labour relations
    are conducted in public enterprises, by means of an article of a taxation
    bill submitted to Parliament in January 1998. This has aroused strong
    opposition amongst the trade unions and has given rise to strike action.

  • Article
    27 december 1997

    On 15 December 1997, the employers' association for newspaper publishers,
    Bundesverband Deutscher Zeitungsverleger (BDZV) and the two trade unions
    which organise journalists, IG Medien and Deutscher Journalisten-Verband
    (DJV), signed new collective agreements for the 17,000 or so journalists on
    daily newspapers. The negotiations, lasting more than three months, were
    overshadowed by strong demands for further cost reductions by the employers
    on the one hand, and accompanied by several union protest actions and warning
    strikes (Warnstreiks) on the other hand. Finally, the collective bargaining
    parties agreed on the following provisions:

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    The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2003, with the latest edition in 2016. It examines both the objective circumstances of people's lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It covers issues around employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work–life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and perceptions of the quality of society.

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    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.

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    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. 

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