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Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, regular articles on working life in Europe, presentations, working papers providing background material to ongoing or already concluded research, and reports arising from ad hoc requests by policymakers. Other corporate publications include annual reports, brochures and promotional publications. Web databases and online resources such as data visualisation applications are available in Data and resources.


  • Co-determination strengthened in iron and steel sector

    Arbed (Luxembourg), Usinor (France) and Aceralia (Spain) have merged to create the world's largest iron and steel producer, Arcelor. In January 2002, the Luxembourg government and social partners agreed that the Luxembourg state should remain an active shareholder in the new group, and that the model of co-determination and tripartism that marks Arbed should continue and be strengthened in Arcelor's Luxembourg operations.
  • Commission seeks agreement on socially intelligentrestructuring

    On 15 January 2002, the European Commission began the much-anticipated first phase of formal consultations with the EU-level social partner organisations with the aim of stimulating dialogue about establishing the 'principles' governing 'socially intelligent' restructuring.
  • Collective bargaining coverage continues to decline

    According to a study published in December 2001, based on data provided by the establishment panel of the Institute for Employment Research (Institut for Arbeitsmarkt und Berufsforschung, IAB), the decline of collective bargaining coverage (DE9712140F [1]) continued in 2000 (Tarifverträge – nein danke!? Einflussfaktoren der Tarifbindung west- und ostdeutscher BetriebeSusanne Kohaut and Claus Schnabel, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, 2001 [2]). The study also finds that in west Germany 70.1% of all employees are still covered by some kind of collective agreement, while in east Germany coverage is much lower, at 55.4% in 2000. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/collective-bargaining-coverage-in-western-germany [2] http://www.wiso.uni-erlangen.de/WiSo/VWI/am/pdf/dp8.pdf
  • Gender pay equity in Europe

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunctionwith it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2002/01/word/tn0109q.doc
  • Ireland: Latest strike trends examined

    There was a sharp decline in strike activity in Ireland over the period 1987-98, with an all-time low reached in 1998. In 1999, however, there was significant increase in the incidence of conflict (IE0004149F [1]), before it fell back again in 2000. Here we provide an updated picture of Irish strike trends in 2001, based on official data [2] published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) at the end of the year. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-working-conditions/conflict-increases-in-the-public-sector [2] http://www.cso.ie/publications/labour/disputes.pdf
  • Pensions review group presents first report

    In December 2001, the government-appointed Pensions Stewardship Council (COR) issued its first report on the future of French pensions, providing a detailed analysis of current schemes and possible future reforms. Without recommending a particular option, which it sees as the responsibility of politicians, the COR identifies a number of principles on which to base future decisions.
  • General practitioners take industrial action

    French general practitioners have been refusing to perform on-call duty since 15 November 2001. Their action is aimed at obtaining a major increase in the fees for consultations with patients. In negotiations between doctors' trade unions and the sickness insurance funds, which began in January 2002, the key issues are the size of any increase in fees, and whether this rise should be awarded across the board or targeted on specific care.
  • MEDEF makes proposals for social protection reform

    In November 2001, France's MEDEF employers' confederation issued proposals for the reform of the social protection system. They clearly reflect the organisation's desire to separate employment-related social protection from those aspects of welfare that have been extended to the whole population. MEDEF also proposes a 'new architecture' for sickness insurance. The overall trade union reaction to MEDEF's proposals was negative.
  • GSEE sets out demands for new central agreement

    In January 2002 the Greek General Confederation of Labour (GSEE) invited employers' organisations to open bargaining over a new National General Collective Agreement, and set out its main demands for the agreement.
  • Gleitender Übergang in den Ruhestand in Europa

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/09/word/tn0105q.doc

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