Communiqué, issue 2, 2004
- Less satisfaction with health services in the ACC
- Moderate pay increases across Europe in 2003
- Stable year for industrial relations
- Advisor bids farewell to the Foundation
- 71st Administrative Board meeting
- Promoting EU-level social policy
- Major differences in collectively agreed holidays across Europe
- Increase in number of web users
- Living to work – working to live
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Working time developments in Europe 2003
- Workers in Denmark, the Netherlands and Sweden enjoy the longest collectively-agreed holidays in Europe.
- Workers in Belgium, Estonia and Ireland have the shortest holidays.
The Foundation report, Working time developments in Europe 2003, shows no significant general working time reductions, continuing the trend since 2000. Working time was not a major issue in collective bargaining in 2003. Flexibility, in various forms, now appears to be the main topic in negotiations on working time.