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  • 20 januari 2023
    Despite nominal increases in statutory minimum wages reaching an all-time high between January 2022 and January 2023, minimum wage workers in most EU countries are seeing their purchasing power decline or just about compensated, based on preliminary inflation figures. With inflation expected to persist, a further depreciation of minimum wages in real terms can be expected in most Member States, as only a few foresee additional increases during the rest of 2023.
    EurWORK
  • 08 december 2022
    41.7 million people teleworked across the EU in 2021, double the number of 2019, as COVID-19 restrictions and changes in work culture significantly impacted work organisation. While there was a small decline in 2022, this upward trend in teleworking is set to resume as technological developments are increasing the number of teleworkable jobs, and employee and employer preferences lean more towards remote working.
    EurWORK
  • 07 december 2022
    Two-thirds of respondents from the EU and 10 neighbouring countries reported difficulties making ends meet in the fifth round of the Living, working and COVID-19 survey. This was notably higher in EU neighbouring countries than in the EU, with 81% in neighbouring countries reporting difficulties making ends meet, compared to 48% in the EU27. Respondents from the EU neighbouring countries also reported high risk of depression; the results are particularly alarming for those aged between 18 and 44, with 75% being considered at risk of depression.
  • 02 december 2022
    41.7 million workers in the European Union teleworked in 2021, this is comparable to the size of the entire German workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed telework from being an issue that affected a relatively small proportion of the workforce to being an important aspect of working life for one in five workers.
  • 29 november 2022
    The survey shows that already prior to the intensification of inflation and a cost-of-living crisis that worsened in 2022, a high number of people in work were in vulnerable situations, with 26% reporting difficulties in making ends meet and 17% unable to predict their earnings in the coming three months. This highlights the importance of focusing policy efforts on making work pay and targeting specific groups such as single parents and workers in low-paid jobs, who are under greater financial pressure and were more severely affected by the pandemic restrictions than other groups.
  • 28 november 2022
    The President of the European Court of Auditors and members of his cabinet met with Eurofound’s Executive Director, Ivailo Kalfin and senior managers on 21 November 2022, following the recent appointment of Tony Murphy, an Irish national, elected by the ECA members on 20 September.
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    18 november 2022
    Stefania Rossi has been elected Chair of Eurofound’s Management Board at the Agency’s annual Management Board meeting in Dublin on 18 November. She takes over from outgoing chair Jan Kouwenberg, representing the Federation of Dutch Trade Unions (FNV) in Eurofound’s tripartite management structure. Ms Rossi represents Confindustria, the Confederation of Italian Industries. The annual gathering of Eurofound’s Management Board, with representatives from governments, employer organisations and trade unions in all EU 27 Member States, and the European Commission and the European Parliament, also approved Eurofound’s work programme for 2023.
  • 25 oktober 2022
    The issue of care has moved to the forefront of the policy agenda in Europe following the COVID-19 pandemic. Increased care needs during this time brought into focus shortfalls in care provision, inequalities in unpaid domestic care, and the long-term challenges of increased care needs in the years to come.
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    21 oktober 2022
    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis has deepened the traditional gender divides across many areas including the labour market, working conditions, work-life conflict and overall working time, according to findings from Eurofound’s latest research report COVID-19 pandemic and the gender divide at work and home. The report highlights in particular the impact on women with young children working from home and points to the critical role of care services in supporting women’s labour market participation, financial security and overall well-being.
  • 17 oktober 2022
    The impact of the COVID-19 crisis has deepened the traditional gender divides across many areas including the labour market, working conditions, work-life conflict and overall working time, according to findings from Eurofound’s latest research report COVID-19 pandemic and the gender divide at work and home. The report highlights in particular the impact on women with young children working from home and points to the critical role of care services in supporting women’s labour market participation, financial security and overall well-being.

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