EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Country updates

  • The withdrawal of employers from the social agreement, strikes by police and energy sector workers, negotiations for the new public sector wage agreement, and a new collective agreement in the private security sector are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Slovenia in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Government plans to combat high levels of unemployment, controversial revisions to the Labour Code, negotiations about unemployment insurance schemes and the impact of digitalisation on working life are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in France in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Concern about the increasing use of short-term contracts and precarious employment, the reversal of some austerity measures by the new socialist government, and tripartite agreement on an increase in the minimum wage are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in the Portugal in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Industrial action and protests in various sectors, wage bargaining in the competitive sector, difficult bargaining at company level, and a European Court of Justice ruling on Hungary’s cafeteria regulations are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Hungary in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Increased industrial action, demands for the restitution of lost trade union rights, a new agreement in the hotel sector and changes to fixed-term contracts are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Cyprus in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Rising unemployment, the start of the biannual collective bargaining round, a report from the expert committee on working time, and a new report focusing on young workers and sustainable work life are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Norway in the first quarter of 2016.

  • The first evaluation of the economic reform program, the reform of the social security system, pension issues, rulings on liability for occupational accidents and the growing refugee crisis are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Greece in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Refugees integration, the impact of new work and security legislation and pension funds are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in the Netherlands in the first quarter of 2016.

  • Attempts to combat the shortage of skilled labour, ongoing debates on labour market issues, and negotiations on a collective agreement in the healthcare sector are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Estonia in the first quarter of 2016.

  • The first General Election since Ireland exited the bailout programme, continuing local pay bargaining and a six-day strike over pay at light rail tram company Luas are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Ireland in the first quarter of 2016.

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