EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Country updates

  • Government talks with employers and trade unions over economic and employment policies, the first industry-wide collective agreement in the large-scale retail sector, and the renewal of the collective agreement in the temporary agency work sector are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Italy in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Moves to make the Dutch labour market more balanced and new efforts to encourage people with disabilities to enter the workplace 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 fourth quarter of 2018.

  • A year-long court battle over the responsibility of employers in the aviation industry, state intervention in a labour dispute in the health sector and a new letter of intent on improving working life are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Poland in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • A national collective agreement on the basic level of pay for state officials, a proposal regarding quotas for foreign workers, and protest campaigns organised by cultural workers, forensic medical staff and teachers are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Lithuania in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • A new collective agreement in the healthcare sector, negotiations over collective agreements in the transport sector, and social policy reforms to parental leave and the pension system, are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Estonia in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • Strikes in the public sector, the ending of a long-running strike involving dockworkers, and a new programme to promote a better work–life balance are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Portugal in the fourth quarter of 2018.

  • 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.

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