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  • LGBTIQ Equality Strategy

    Definition The ‘LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020–2025’ is the first-ever European Commission strategy on equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people. The strategy was announced by President Ursula von der Leyen in her 2020 State of the Union address. It...
  • Videoconferencing and social dialogue

    Definition ‘Videoconferencing’ is the use of audiovisual equipment connected by the internet or a dedicated network, which allows people in different places to communicate with one another. During the COVID-19 crisis, such tools have been widely used, including in social dialogue. Background and...
  • Minimum wages in Austria: Setting, adequacy and policy debate

  • Minimum wages in Italy: Setting, adequacy and policy debate

  • Minimum wages in Cyprus: Setting, adequacy and policy debate

  • Worldwide guarantees

    Definition Worldwide guarantees represent a commitment to improving employees’ working conditions in multinational companies, ensuring the same employment rights and level of social protection in their different operations across the world. Recently, some multinational companies have pledged to...
  • Member States are dawdling on gender pay transparency

    The gender pay gap in gross hourly earnings in the EU was 14.8% in 2018. To help combat discriminatory pay practices by employers, the European Commission recommended in 2014 the introduction of pay transparency measures in all Member States. But more than half still have not implemented any such...
  • Mobility package

    Definition The European Parliament definitively adopted the ‘mobility package’ on 9 July 2020, after almost three years of intense debate. The mobility package consists of three legislative texts that are intended to improve the working conditions of lorry drivers and reduce the risk of unfair...
  • 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 initiative are the main topics of interest in this article. This EU update reports on the latest...
  • Capacity building

    Definition Eurofound defines ‘capacity building’ as the enhancement of the skills, abilities and powers of social partners to engage effectively at different levels (EU, national, regional, sectoral, company and establishment) in the following industrial relations processes: social dialogue,...

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