EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Workers with care responsibilities

The interactions between employment and caring are becoming increasingly important in the face of demographic ageing in Europe. Sustainability of long-term care systems requires an extensive contribution from informal carers,while labour market requirements and contemporary lifestyles and aspirations encourage increased participation of women - the traditional providers of the larger share of informal care - in the labour force. An added factor is the expectation of a longer working life as retirement ages seem set to rise across the EU. A multipronged approach is needed to address the challenges in this area. This database highlights some 50 company initiatives that support workers with dependent-care responsibilities in 10 Member States. The research was carried out during 2009-2010.

51 items found (page 2 of 6)

Case Study: Leave-related measures – Alliance Nationale des Mutualités Chrétiennes (MC), Belgium

  • Belgium
Company / organisation name Alliance Nationale des Mutualités Chrétiennes (MC) Initiative name Supporting care activities for dependent persons About the company / organisation The Christian Mutuality (MC) is a large non-profit organisation, with over 4,500 workers. Their central headquarters are in Brussels and their decentralised network of offices covers all regions of Belgium. A majority (65%) of the workforce are women.
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, awareness raising, Co-operation with external agencies

Case Study: Awareness Raising – Menzis, the Netherlands

  • Netherlands
Company / organisation name Menzis Initiative name Menzis’ diversity policy
  • Initiative Types

    Care-related supports, awareness raising, Co-operation with external agencies

Case Study: Awareness raising – Elektro Ljubljana, Slovenia

  • Slovenia
Company / organisation name Elektro Ljubljana Initiative name Family Friendly Enterprise Certificate
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Work adjustments, Health/wellbeing, awareness raising

Case Study: Awareness raising – Sava, Slovenia

  • Slovenia
Company / organisation name Sava Initiative name Family-friendly Enterprise Certificate
  • Initiative Types

    Care-related supports, awareness raising

Case Study: Care-related supports, Steiermärkische Sparkasse, Austria

  • Austria
Company / organisation name Steiermärkische Sparkasse (Savings Bank of the Region of Steiermark) Initiative name Work and Family Audit (Audit Beruf und Familie) at Steiermärkische Sparkasse
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Hours reduction, Work adjustments, Health/wellbeing, Care-related supports, awareness raising

Case Study: Awareness Raising – Novel Zorg and Wonen, the Netherlands

  • Netherlands
Company / organisation name Novel Zorg and Wonen Initiative name Work and Care-giving About the company / organisation Stichting Novel Zorg and Wonen is a care provider in the region of Noord-Veluwe, specialising in eldercare. Services offered are clustered into four areas: care; living/accommodation; well-being; and services.
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Hours reduction, Work adjustments, Care-related supports, awareness raising, Co-operation with external agencies

Case Study: Awareness raising – Versa Welzijn, the Netherlands

  • Netherlands
Company / organisation name Versa Welzijn Initiative name Working carer-friendly HR policy
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Work adjustments, awareness raising, Co-operation with external agencies

Case Study: Work adjustments – Axa, Portugal

  • Portugal
Company / organisation name Axa Portugal Initiative name Flexible working hours
  • Initiative Types

    Hours reduction, Work adjustments, awareness raising

Case Study: Work Adjustment – Eircom, Ireland

  • Ireland
Company / organisation name Eircom Initiative name Work–life Balance project About the company / organisation Eircom is the principal provider of fixed-line telecommunications services in Ireland and is also one of the larger providers of mobile services. The company employs over 6,000 staff.
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Hours reduction, Work adjustments, Health/wellbeing, Care-related supports, awareness raising

Case Study: Awareness raising – Hypo Oberösterreich, Austria

  • Austria
Company / organisation name Hypo Oberösterreich (Oberösterreichische Landesbank AG) Initiative name Work and Family Audit (Audit Beruf und Familie)
  • Initiative Types

    Leave-related, Work adjustments, Care-related supports, awareness raising

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