ILO and Eurofound to publish joint report on telework

Υποβλήθηκε από james.higgins στις Παρ, 10/02/2017 - 15:05.

The International Labour Organization (ILO) will launch a joint report with Eurofound entitled Working anytime, anywhere: The effects on the world of work, on Wednesday 15 February.

At a time when the use of digital technology is constantly growing, the new research highlights opportunities and challenges of expanding telework. It synthesises research carried out by both organisations in 15 countries, including ten EU Member States as well as Argentina, Brazil, India, Japan and the United States.

Minimum wages on the rise as Europe moves to curb social dumping

Υποβλήθηκε από james.higgins στις Πέμ, 09/02/2017 - 09:32.

The growth in the level of minimum wages accelerated in the period between January 2016 and January 2017, with the largest increases in newer EU Member States. This continues a trend of slow convergence between minimum wage levels in Europe - however there is still a long way to go, with minimum wage workers in Luxembourg making eight and a half times as much as minimum wage workers in Bulgaria.

Mid-career reviews key to longer and healthier working lives

Υποβλήθηκε από james.higgins στις Τρί, 17/01/2017 - 12:13.

Mid-career reviews (MCR), where employers organise an assessment of workers in the workplace at a mid-point in their working life, are an important tool to ensure that workers' skills continue to match the job demands, or whether a change in tasks or career is required.

New programme seeks to respond to diverse social, employment and work-related challenges facing EU policymakers

Υποβλήθηκε από james.higgins στις Δευ, 16/01/2017 - 12:26.

(Dublin, Ireland): Eurofound has launched its new work programme for 2017 to 2020. This document sets out the activities the Agency plans to undertake in the next four years to support European decision-makers in formulating effective policies for the improvement of quality of life and work in a fair and competitive Europe during this challenging period.

Addressing digital and technological change through social dialogue

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Υποβλήθηκε από cau στις Τρί, 20/12/2016 - 09:21.

Evidence from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Italy and Spain reveals that social partners are closely involved in setting up national strategies to manage digital change in the world of work. Up to now, this has been a high-level affair and there are only a few collective agreements or company agreements on the issue in these five countries.

Social dialogue developments in the education sector in Europe

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Υποβλήθηκε από cau στις Παρ, 16/12/2016 - 14:58.

Teachers across Europe have been protesting about their working conditions. Pay levels and pay inequalities, working time and workload, recruitment procedures and staffing at schools have been the main focus of social dialogue and collective action. Several of the reported cases are set in the context of educational reforms.

Publication alert: Approaches to the labour market integration of refugees and asylum seekers

Υποβλήθηκε από james.higgins στις Τετ, 14/12/2016 - 16:10.

Eurofound’s new report takes forward existing research on the labour market integration of refugees (those with the officially recognised status of international protection) and asylum seekers (those who have applied for international protection and are awaiting a decision). The report provides updated information on legislation and practical arrangements in the first half of 2016, examines labour market integration in the context of receiving and supporting asylum seekers and refugees, and explores the role of the social partners in this area.

Low-wage jobs – an efficient tool to combat unemployment?

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Υποβλήθηκε από cau στις Δευ, 12/12/2016 - 09:28.

Low-wage jobs have been a focus of debate in six countries across Europe during 2016. However, the issues discussed have reflected differing national concerns. For some countries, the key issue is the integration of migrants into the labour market; for others, how to stimulate job creation and reduce unemployment.

National capacity-building initiatives for social partners: Experiences in five EU Member States

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Υποβλήθηκε από cau στις Δευ, 05/12/2016 - 17:21.

This article examines national-level initiatives aimed at strengthening social dialogue among social partners in five Member States: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Latvia and Lithuania. It summarises the content of the programmes, reviews the outcomes of the evaluations and offers a view of the new programming period ahead.

Gender employment gap costs Europe €370 billion per year

Υποβλήθηκε από james.higgins στις Τρί, 11/10/2016 - 18:41.

Our new report explores the main characteristics and consequences of gender gaps in labour market participation. It finds that the estimated cost of a lower female employment rate was €370 billion in 2013, corresponding to 2.8% of EU GDP. This does not include the unpaid domestic work performed by women who are not active in the labour market.