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European Industrial Relations Dictionary

Designed as an easy-to-use online reference tool, the European industrial relations dictionary is a comprehensive collection of the most commonly used terms in employment and industrial relations at EU level today. It contains over 350 entries, featuring concise definitions and relevant contextual information, with hyperlinks to EU legislation and case law.
The product of a collaborative effort between acknowledged experts in the field, the dictionary is aimed at policymakers, practitioners and all those interested in the history and evolving structure of the European Union.
Background information is provided on the industrial relations context, institutional framework, legal framework, collective industrial relations, individual employment relations, the enterprise, free movement of workers, discrimination and equality in employment, health and safety and movement towards an EU system of employment and industrial relations.

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Title Date of publication
Cardiff process 11 March 2007
Casual work 09 February 2017
Casual worker 11 March 2007
CEC 12 January 2011
CEEMET 07 May 2013
CEEP 20 September 2011
Central management of the enterprise 11 March 2007
Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union 20 September 2011
Child labour 03 August 2017
Childcare 23 March 2018
Civil society 11 March 2007
Co-decision procedure 06 February 2012
Co-determination 11 March 2007
Codes of conduct 11 March 2007
Collaborative economy 21 February 2019
Collective agreements and terms of employment 11 March 2007
Collective agreements as a mechanism for enforcement of EU law 29 November 2010
Collective agreements implementing directives 19 September 2018
Collective agreements setting labour standards 11 March 2007
Collective bargaining 04 September 2017
Collective industrial relations 16 May 2018
Collective organisation of the social partners 11 March 2007
Collective redundancy 03 August 2017
Cologne process 11 March 2007
Comitology 12 January 2011
Community Charter of the Fundamental Social Rights of Workers 12 January 2011
Community-scale undertakings 11 March 2007
Compensation 11 March 2007
Competences of the European Union 12 January 2011
Competition law and collective agreements 12 January 2011