EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Articles

EurWORK articles cover working life in Europe, in particular the fields of industrial relations and working conditions. The articles are based on quarterly reporting provided by the Network of Eurofound Correspondents.

  • Topical updates summarise and update developments around selected topics, which are relevant across a number of Member States at the same time
  • Spotlight reports cover in more depth country-level events, debates and changes in regulation related to working life, aiming to provide a balanced view of all parties’ positions
  • Research in Focus articles report on important research findings (including surveys) from the national level, often, but not exclusively, in the area of working conditions
  • In brief articles are short news items drawn from the correspondents' quarterly reports
  • Country updates summarise developments at national level and are published 4 times a year

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  • EU level: Latest developments in working life Q2 2020

    Activities of the European Commission and social partners regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the high-level hearing on implementing the European Pillar of Social Rights and a fair EU minimum wage
  • EU labour law directives and national collective agreements: A clash of cultures?

    Collective agreements are among the panoply of national measures deemed appropriate mechanisms for the implementation of EU directives in the fields of social and employment policy and industrial r
  • EU level: Latest developments in working life Q1 2020

    Social partners’ reactions to the Commission's proposals for a strong social Europe, including a minimum fair wage initiative, are the main topics of interest in this article. This EU update reports on the latest developments in working life in the EU in the first quarter of 2020. Topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic are presented in a separate article.
  • EU level: Latest developments in working life in light of the COVID-19 pandemic - Q1 2020

    In early March 2020, working life in EU Member States came under enormous pressure due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 disease and the precautionary measures taken by governments in subsequent weeks. This article gives a brief overview of the first reactions of European institutions and some of the responses by EU social partners to those challenges in the first quarter of 2020.
  • Developments in working life in Europe - Q4 2019

    What has taken place during the fourth quarter of 2019 in the industrial relations and working conditions landscape in European countries?
  • Slovakia: Latest developments in working life Q4 2019

    Changes in the minimum wage law, along with increases in the subsistence minimum and assistance in material need are the main topics of interest in this article.
  • Slovenia: Latest developments in working life Q4 2019

    An increase in the minimum wage and a new collective agreement for the construction sector are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update report
  • Spain: Latest developments in working life Q4 2019

    A Constitutional Court ruling on the dismissal of workers who are on justified sick leave and the derogation of the controversial 2012 labour market reform are the main topics of interest in th
  • Sweden: Latest developments in working life Q4 2019

    The ongoing bargaining round and the process of reforming the Employment Protection Act are the main topics of interest in this article.
  • Portugal: Latest developments in working life Q4 2019

    A government proposal for a new common wage-setting policy and the results of the 2019 EU-SILC that show that while the poverty rate decreasing the working poor rate is increasing in Portugal a

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