EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

European Industrial Relations Dictionary

Designed as an easy-to-use online reference tool, the European industrial relations dictionary is a comprehensive collection of the most commonly used terms in employment and industrial relations at EU level today. It contains over 350 entries, featuring concise definitions and relevant contextual information, with hyperlinks to EU legislation and case law.
The product of a collaborative effort between acknowledged experts in the field, the dictionary is aimed at policymakers, practitioners and all those interested in the history and evolving structure of the European Union.
Background information is provided on the industrial relations context, institutional framework, legal framework, collective industrial relations, individual employment relations, the enterprise, free movement of workers, discrimination and equality in employment, health and safety and movement towards an EU system of employment and industrial relations.

A (22) B (8) C (52) D (26) E (83) F (18) G (8) H (7) I (16) J (6) L (16) M (16) N (12) O (10) P (24) Q (2) R (21) S (50) T (30) U (4) V (6) W (16) Y (5) Z (1)
Title Date of publication
Occupational accidents and diseases 26 April 2018
Occupational mobility 11 March 2007
Occupational welfare 25 March 2020
Offshoring 06 December 2009
On-call working 01 December 2021
Open method of coordination 02 December 2010
Opt-out 02 December 2010
Optical radiation 05 January 2011
Outsourcing 18 September 2018
Overtime 14 December 2022