EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

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  • Pension reforms, the threat of strikes in the public sector, the introduction of robots in the telecoms sector and examples of successful incentives to retain the country's workforce are the main topics of interest in this article.This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Croatia in the fourth quarter of 2018 .

  • The launch of a new mechanism for determining the minimum wage for 2019, the positions of social partners with respect to an increase in the minimum wage, a social security subsidy for younger workers, and general strikes in the public and private sectors are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Greece in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Protests against a new overtime law, discontent over public sector layoffs, and disagreement over the outcome of wage negotiations are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Hungary in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • New legislation prohibiting zero-hour contracts in most circumstances, public sector pay disputes, and a survey on key pay and workplace trends are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Ireland in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • A rise in the minimum wage and a new social dialogue draft law are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Romania in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • The government setting a minimum wage without any social dialogue, the signed public sector wage agreement and a general strike for higher wages in the private 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 fourth quarter of 2018.

  • The rise of the gilets jaunes social movement, measures aimed at reducing the gender pay gap and the relationship between self-employed workers and digital platforms are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in France in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Industrial action over a proposal affecting dismissal protection, discussions on the future of the industrial relations landscape and social dialogue structures, and two announcements of trade union mergers are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Finland in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Establishment of a new national-level trade union and significant changes in the remuneration of employees in the public sector are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Slovakia in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • ​​​​​​​The current labour market situation in Germany, the recent collective bargaining agreement in the German railways sector and the 100th anniversary of the Stinnes-Legien agreement are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Germany in the fourth quarter of 2018.

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