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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • SURE initiative

    Definition The SURE initiative (Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency) was presented by the European Commission on 2 April 2020 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a financial instrument, allowing Member States to access loans at advantageous rates to finance a system of...
  • 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? There is no need for readers to look further: you can get up-to-date information as reported by our Network of Eurofound Correspondents who, on a quarterly...
  • Occupational welfare

    See Negotiated welfare
  • Carcinogens directive revision

    Definition Exposure to certain substances is linked to the risk of developing occupational diseases, particularly cancers. Recognising this link, the European Union adopted a directive in 2004 to protect workers against risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work. In line with...
  • EPSU case

    Definition The case EPSU v European Commission refers to a dispute on information and consultation rights for public sector workers involving the trade union federation EPSU (European Public Service Union). EPSU launched a legal action in May 2018 against the refusal of the European Commission to...
  • United Kingdom: Developments in working life 2016

  • Slovakia: Developments in working life 2016

  • Slovenia: Developments in working life 2016