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  • Article
    27 november 1997

    A new statute covering workers who attend study courses was published in
    November 1997 in the /Diário da República/ (the Portuguese Official
    Gazette). Though it widens the eligibility of workers who can benefit and has
    been broadly welcomed, it does not go far enough for some organisations.

  • Article
    27 november 1997

    Austria's pension reform is now almost complete (AT9707118F [1]). Below, the
    main features of the reform as they affect civil servants and employees are
    reported. The pensions schemes for farmers and employers have also been
    reformed, but are not reported here.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/pension-reform-plans-under-debate

  • Article
    27 november 1997

    In late 1997, the Flemish social partners took the initiative to negotiate a
    social agreement for the Flanders region covering the years 1998-2000. This
    step is rather significant as it follows several years of failing to reach a
    federal social agreement for the whole country (BE9710117F [1]), in the
    context of clear differences of opinion between the Flemish and Walloon
    social partners and the government parties.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations-undefined-social-policies/setback-for-new-national-social-pact

  • Article
    27 november 1997

    The finance law for 1998 approved by the Italian Government in November 1997
    contains a number of proposals for welfare reform in the areas of social
    security and pensions. As regards pensions, the Government has signed an
    agreement with the Cgil, Cisl and Uil trade union confederations which makes
    some changes to the previous reform introduced in 1995. The Government's
    proposals have been severely criticised by the employers' associations.

  • Article
    27 november 1997

    In November 1997, prolonged negotiations finally led to a solution for the
    employees of the bankrupt "labour pool" in the Amsterdam dockyard. Meanwhile,
    in Rotterdam, labour pool members are threatening to take new industrial
    action if no solution is found.

  • Article
    27 november 1997

    One stage in the restructuring process of Electrolux, the Swedish-owned
    multinational, seems to have been concluded in late 1997. Thanks to the
    financial support of Spanish central and regional government, new investments
    will be made in the Spanish plant in La Rioja. However, several of the
    group's plants have been closed elsewhere in Europe.

  • Article
    27 november 1997

    On 12 November 1997, a communication was adopted by the European Commission
    which presented an Action Plan to improve the conditions for the free
    movement of workers within the European Union (EU). The right to free
    movement of workers within the European Union was originally set out in
    Article 48 of the Treaty of Rome and includes the right for any European
    citizen to enter the territory of any Member State in order to work or look
    for work. However, despite the fact that the right to free movement for
    workers has one of the most developed legal frameworks in EU law, there exist
    gaps and flaws which were highlighted by the "high-level panel" on the free
    movement of people in March 1997.

  • Article
    27 november 1997

    In late 1997, the Greek Federation of Bank Employee Unions expressed its
    concerns about the impact of EMU on employment in banks, and called on
    employers, the Government and the Bank of Greece to take part in a dialogue
    to tackle any potentially unfavourable consequences for workers .

Series

  • European Quality of Life Surveys

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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