EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Country updates

  • An increase in the minimum wage following a short deferral, the results of an employer survey on pay and survey findings on sexual harassment in the workplace are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Ireland in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • The reactions of social partners to the Green Deal for Europe, the outcomes of the Tripartite Social Summit and the concerns of trade unions over the EU Court ruling on the implementation of the results of social dialogue are the main topics of interest in this article.

  • Conflict in the postal sector and the signing of a collective agreement in the technology sector after tough negotiations are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Finland in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Recent political developments, the progress of Brexit and the omission of the commitment to protect EU-derived employment rights from the December 2019 EU Withdrawal Agreement Bill are the main topics of interest in this article.

  • Government approval for an increase in the minimum wage for 2020 and an informal agreement between social partners and the government on a draft amendment to the Labour Code are the main topics of interest in this article.

  • Strikes by electricity workers and the labour crisis that hit Hellenic Bank are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Cyprus in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • The prolonged strike in primary and secondary schools and determining the minimum wage for 2020 are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Croatia in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • A new collective agreement with guaranteed social benefits for road infrastructure employees and a national campaign to protect labour rights are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Bulgaria in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • A disagreement among social partners about an increase in the minimum wage and a proposal from the VBO-FEB to reduce the protection rights for trade union representatives who run for social elections are the main topics of interest in this article.

  • The work programme of the federal government and the social partners’ reactions to it, as well as outcomes of the influential metalworkers' autumn collective bargaining rounds are the main topics of interest in this article.

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