Social dialogue, working time arrangements and work–life balance in European companies

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19 January 2010
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08 December 2009
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Abstract

Working time policies, although designed within the national and sectoral framework and the boundaries of institutional regulations, are fine-tuned and implemented at the level of each company, taking account of the environment in which the company operates and the workforce it is employing. Hence, companies have placed more importance on working time organisation in recent years. In light of this, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions launched in 2004 its first Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work–Life Balance (ESWT), covering a large array of working time arrangements such as flexible working hours, overtime, part-time work, work at unusual hours, childcare leave or other forms of long-term leave, and phased or early retirement. An executive summary is available - see Related content.

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    Social dialogue, working time arrangements and work–life balance in European companies

    Working time policies, although designed within the national and sectoral framework and the boundaries of institutional regulations, are fine-tuned and implemented at the level of each company, taking account of the environment in which the company operates and the workforce it is employing. Hence, companies have placed more importance on working time organisation in recent years. In light of this, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions launched in 2004 its first Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work–Life Balance (ESWT), covering a large array of working time arrangements such as flexible working hours, overtime, part-time work, work at unusual hours, childcare leave or other forms of long-term leave, and phased or early retirement.

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    Id-djalogu soċjali, l-arranġamenti dwar il-ħin tax-xogħol u l-bilanċ bejn ix-xogħol u l-ħajja fil-kumpaniji Ewropej - Sommarju Eżekuttiv

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    Eurofound
    L-istħarriġ (ESWT) sar f’21 pajjiż Ewropew: il-15-il Stat Membru tal-Unjoni Ewropea li kien hemm qabel it-tkabbir u sitta mill-Istati Membri l-ġodda – ir-Repubblika Ċeka, Ċipru, l-Ungerija, il-Latvja, il-Polonja u s-Slovenja. F’aktar minn 21,000 azjenda kemm fis-settur privat kif ukoll f’dak pubbliku, il-maniġers tal-persunal u r-rappreżentanti tal-ħaddiema – fejn disponibbli – ġew intervistati dwar l-arranġamenti tal-ħin tax-xogħol u l-bilanċ bejn ix-xogħol u l-ħajja fuq il-post tax-xogħol. Is-sejbiet jipprovdu ħarsa unika lejn id-diversi forom ta’ djalogu soċjali, arranġamenti tal-ħin tax-xogħol u miżuri li jinkoraġġixxu l-bilanċ bejn ix-xogħol u l-ħajja li huma fis-seħħ bħalissa fil-kumpaniji madwar l-Ewropa.



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