Trend of converging working time across 28 EU Member States has stalled

Submitted by james.higgins on Thu, 17/08/2017 - 09:18

The difference in working time between workers in the 28 EU Member States remains large and is especially marked between the ‘older’ 15 EU Member States and the 13 new Member States that joined the EU since 2004, according to new research from Eurofound.

Estimating labour market slack in the European Union

Submitted by ssm on Tue, 18/07/2017 - 12:07

Labour market slack is the shortfall between the volume of work desired by workers and the actual volume of work available. The aim of this report is to develop a more nuanced estimate of labour slack using EU Labour Force Survey data, which allows involuntary part-timers and inactive people with some labour market attachment to be identified and quantified.

Aspects of non-standard employment in Europe

Submitted by ssm on Mon, 17/07/2017 - 16:19

This report examines developments in non-standard employment – temporary, temporary agency and part-time work and self-employment – over the last decade. It shows that the significant increase in the temporary employment rate between the late 1980s and the early 2000s has been halted and replaced by a slight decline from 14.5% in 2006 to 14.2% in 2016.

Converging economies, diverging societies? Upward convergence in the EU - Foundation Forum 2017

Submitted by ssm on Thu, 13/07/2017 - 16:49

The Foundation Forum 2017 on 14-15 November will bring together up to 200 experts, policymakers, employer and worker representatives, national governments, thinkers and practitioners in Dublin Castle to hammer out the issues around upward convergence as a common goal of social convergence in living and working conditions in the European Union.

Employment transitions and occupational mobility in Europe: The impact of the Great Recession

Submitted by ssm on Wed, 05/07/2017 - 15:40

The Great Recession has had significant and lasting effects on European labour markets, with a big drop in employment levels, which are yet to recover in many countries almost a decade later. It also affected the employment structure, accelerating structural change and generalising a pattern of job polarisation across Europe, in which employment in mid-paid jobs declined more than in jobs at the top and bottom of the occupational structure.

Europe’s labour market comes full circle as employment returns to pre-crisis levels

Submitted by james.higgins on Tue, 27/06/2017 - 09:29

Employment in the EU has returned to the same level as before the global financial crisis: the recovery that began in 2013 has resulted in the net creation of eight million new jobs, with most of this new employment being created in services, as well as a significant increase in the manufacturing sector.

Religion in the workplace

Submitted by cce on Wed, 21/06/2017 - 14:24

This article discusses the issues related to religion in the workplace, a topic that has received considerable attention in the media recently. An overview of significant cases of dispute between employers and employees is provided, as well as examples of social partners’ initiatives to accommodate the needs of religious people in the workplace.

Pages