03 Vasaris 2009
An assessment made in the first phase of a project entitled ‘Social dialogue and equality in companies’ (Diálogo Social e Igualdade nas Empresas ) revealed that most companies in Portugal are not acquainted with the principle of gender equality  or how to promote it, nor with the competitive advantages that can arise from good practices in this domain. At the same time, the evaluation underlined the lack of mechanisms or tools supporting companies in this regard.  http://www.cite.gov.pt/dialogosocial/index.html  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/gender-equality
26 Sausis 2009
According to most recent statistics of the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity (Ministério do Trabalho e da Solidariedade Social, MTSS ), the number of reported occupational accidents continues to decline (PT0704019I ). The number of working days lost due to workplace accidents decreased from 171,661 days in 2003 to 166,642 days in 2005, but the cumulative number of immediate days lost due to workplace accidents increased from 6.3 million to 6.8 million working days in the same period. This is reflected in the increase of the average days lost per occupational accident from 36.7 days to 40.9 days a year in the same period.  http://www.mtss.gov.pt/  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/number-of-occupational-accidents-on-the-decline
26 Lapkritis 2008
Attitudes to work amongPortuguese workers vary greatly. In general, male workers, workers with a university degree and full-time workers seem to feel more secure in their jobs, to think that they have good opportunities for promotion and to be more satisfied about their jobs than female workers, workers with lower education and part-time workers. The former groups are also more likely to consider their jobs as interesting and useful to society.
18 Birželis 2008
In many countries, the fast transition to a knowledge-based economy has led to increasing inequalities in the labour market, notably the polarisation of high-skilled and low-skilled workers in terms of their access to training, employment and income. Over the past two decades, the pay gap between high-skilled and low-skilled workers has been increasing. Moreover, in some cases, the unemployment rate of low-skilled workers is over four times higher than that of individuals with a higher educational degree. This means that the benefits of education, qualification and certification have become even more important in the ‘knowledge society’.
16 Kovas 2008
One of the most important challenges for trade unions today is, arguably, the growth of several different forms of flexible and precarious employment within the context of the growing spread of information and communication technologies (ICT).
24 Vasaris 2008
In general, working conditions in Portugal are relatively poorer than in other EU countries; this can be seen from the higher work-related accident rates. In fact, although the incidence of fatal work-related accidents decreased by about 25% during the period 1994–2004, the amount of fatal occupational accidents in Portugal is still three times the EU15 average.
07 Sausis 2008
In 2006, the International Research Institutes (IriS ), an international association of market research companies, carried out a survey on work-life balance  in 24 countries, including Portugal; see below for further details about the survey methodology. The main objectives of the study were to:  http://www.irisnetwork.org/  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/worklife-balance-0
30 Rugsėjis 2007
A project directed at Portuguese small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) – ‘Being a responsible SME’ (SER PME Responsável ) – was co-financed by the EQUAL  initiative as part of the European Social Fund . The study proposed to develop and test a methodology of intervention among a set of SMEs, aiming to change management practices by consolidating corporate social responsibility  (CSR) within these companies.  http://www.serpme.org/  http://www.equal.pt  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/european-social-fund  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/corporate-social-responsibility
19 Rugpjūtis 2007
In 2006, the General Directorate of Studies, Statistics and Planning (Direcção-Geral de Estudos, Estatística e Planeamento, DGEEP ) published the results of a study aiming to assess the situation of Portuguese young people in the labour market. The research took into account the objectives set out in the European Employment Strategy  and the national training and employment policies resulting therefrom.  http://www.dgeep.mtss.gov.pt  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/european-employment-strategy
17 Birželis 2007
Between 2002 and 2004, the total number of reported occupational accidents decreased by about 4.4%, falling from 248,097 accidents a year in 2002 to 237,222 accidents in 2004, according to statistics of the Ministry of Labour and Social Solidarity (Ministério do Trabalho e da Solidariedade Social, MTSS ). The immediate days lost due to occupational accidents also declined from some 7.6 million to 6.3 million working days a year over the same period; thus, the average days lost per occupational accident decreased from 43.1 days to 36.7 days a year.  http://www.mtss.gov.pt/