EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Workers with care responsibilities

The interactions between employment and caring are becoming increasingly important in the face of demographic ageing in Europe. Sustainability of long-term care systems requires an extensive contribution from informal carers,while labour market requirements and contemporary lifestyles and aspirations encourage increased participation of women - the traditional providers of the larger share of informal care - in the labour force. An added factor is the expectation of a longer working life as retirement ages seem set to rise across the EU. A multipronged approach is needed to address the challenges in this area. This database highlights some 50 company initiatives that support workers with dependent-care responsibilities in 10 Member States. The research was carried out during 2009-2010.

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Case Study: Awareness raising – Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, Austria

  • Austria
Company / organisation name Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, WKÖ) Initiative name Work–Care Reconciliation Guidelines for Employees and Supervisors
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Work adjustments, Care-related supports, awareness raising

Case Study: Awareness Raising – Dublin Bus, Ireland

  • Ireland
Company / organisation name Dublin Bus Initiative name Various provisions for working carers About the company / organisation Dublin Bus is the main public transport provider for the city and county of Dublin and neighbouring areas. It carries 150 million passengers each year and transports 70% of all public transport commuters into Dublin during peak times. Dublin Bus currently employs over 3,500 people and has a fleet of over 1,000 buses.
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Hours reduction, Work adjustments, Care-related supports, awareness raising

Case Study: Care-related supports – Bank Pekao, Poland

  • Poland
Company / organisation name Bank Pekao Initiative name ‘Let’s help each other – donate 1% of your tax’ (Pomagajmy sobie – przeznacz 1% podatku)
  • Initiative Types

    Care-related supports, awareness raising

Case Study: Health and well-being – Vorova, Finland

  • Finland
Company / organisation name Varova Initiative name A Life Cycle Approach to Well-being at Work About the company / organisation Varova is a transport and logistics company established in 1948. It is based in Helsinki and offers international road, air and sea transportation. The company has 170 employees, 50% of whom are women. The average age of staff is 44 years.
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Hours reduction, Work adjustments, awareness raising

Case Study: Work adjustments – Constituency office of Tadeusz Woźniak MP, Poland

  • Poland
Company / organisation name Constituency office of Tadeusz Woźniak, MP Initiative name Working conditions tailored to the needs of a working carer
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Care-related supports

Case Study: Care-related Supports – 5 Boroughs Partnership, UK

  • United Kingdom
Company / organisation name 5 Boroughs Partnership Initiative name Carers Inside Out
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Hours reduction, Work adjustments, Health/wellbeing, Care-related supports, awareness raising, Co-operation with external agencies

Case Study: Awareness Raising – Zorggroep Noordwest-Veluwe, the Netherlands

  • Netherlands
Company / organisation name Zorggroep Noordwest Veluwe Initiative name Conscious life stage policies (levensfasebewustbeleid)
  • Initiative Types

    awareness raising, Co-operation with external agencies

Case Study: Awareness Raising – Weleda, Germany

  • Germany
Company / organisation name Weleda, Schwäbisch-Gmünd Initiative name Generations Network
  • Initiative Types

    Care-related supports, awareness raising, Co-operation with external agencies

Case Study: Awareness raising – Mensura, Belgium

  • Belgium
Company / organisation name Mensura Initiative name Carer-friendly flexibility in time and place About the company / organisation Mensura is a consulting services company in the field of health and safety at work. The company aims to offer simple and efficient solutions to all types of employers in order to support them in the management of legal obligations regarding prevention, and health and safety at work.
  • Initiative Types

    Care-related supports, awareness raising

Case Study: Hours reduction – Labamoro, Portugal

  • Portugal
Company / organisation name Labamaro Initiative name Various supports for workers with care responsibilities
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Hours reduction, Work adjustments, awareness raising

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