EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Country updates

  • Collective agreements in the metal industry, the settlement of a dispute in a transport company, a new law on posting of workers and figures on workplace accidents are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Slovakia in the second quarter of 2016.

  • Strikes over the government’s austerity measures, agreements providing better conditions for prison guards and more stability for temporary workers, and the end of the ‘wage index jump’ are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Belgium in the second quarter of 2016.

  • The strong stability of industrial relations in the face of controversy over migration policies, the rise of right-wing populist campaigns and responses to the vote on Brexit are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Germany in the second quarter of 2016.

  • The debate on EU membership sparked by the Brexit referendum, the current state of tripartite negotiations on the integration of refugees and an occupational health and safety case at Siemens Wind Power are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Denmark in the second quarter of 2016.

  • Conflicts in the public sector, improved minimum wages, union representation for Ukrainian migrant workers and concerns about the consequences of Brexit for Polish workers in the UK are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Poland in the second quarter of 2016.

  • Deterioration of social dialogue, discontent among public sector workers after the police wage increase, small wins for workers and vocational education and training priorities are among the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Slovenia in the second quarter of 2016.

  • The debate about whether to increase the minimum wage and social partners’ reactions to proposals to change the composition of the Industrial Tribunal are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Malta in the second quarter of 2016.

  • Personnel changes and new proposals at federal level, the integration of refugees, entitlements to education and child support, and the results of collective bargaining are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Austria in the second quarter of 2016.

  • Approval of representative social partners, new rules on the labour rights of Bulgarian workers posted abroad, proposals to deal with unpaid wages and discussions on the minimum wage are among the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Bulgaria in the second quarter of 2016.

  • The latest Country Specific Recommendations for Member States, the recent EU-level boost for social dialogue, the latest developments on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive and recent migration initiatives are among the main topics of interest in this article. This update reports on the latest developments in working life at EU level in the second quarter of 2016.

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