EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Country updates

  • A historic agreement on industrial action regulations and a narrowing gender pay gap are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Sweden in the second quarter of 2018.

  • A peak-level wage agreement, a rise in the pension rate and an important ruling for platform workers are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Spain in the second quarter of 2018.

  • The ending of Estonia’s longest ever strike, the re-establishment of tripartite social dialogue, and changes in legislation to tackle the gender pay gap are the topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Estonia in the second quarter of 2018.

  • The conclusion of a new collective agreement in the public sector, an important merger for trade unions, and a new think tank to improve working life for seniors are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Denmark in the second quarter of 2018.

  • A draft law on the right for part-time employees to return to full-time work and the success of the third round of collective bargaining in the public and construction sectors are the main topics of this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Germany in the first quarter of 2018.

  • The new government taking office, a new low for the unemployment rate, the end of cheap labour and a call for more foreign workers are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in the Czech Republic in the second quarter of 2018.

  • An agreement to restore wider public sector salaries and mass redundancies at CCB bank are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Cyprus in the second quarter of 2018.

  • Ongoing discussions about pension reform for ‘heavy occupations’, the signing of an agreement in the non-profit sector and strikes in the railway sector are the main topics of this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Belgium in the first quarter of 2018.

  • Amendments to the Working Time Act, a streamlining of the social insurance system and the renewal of important collective agreements are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Austria in the second quarter of 2018.

  • New proposals for workers with disabilities, possible changes to rules on dismissals, and reform of the supplementary pension system 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 2018.

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