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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
Dangerous substances 06 December 2009
Data protection 07 May 2013
Davignon group 11 March 2007
Decent work 06 February 2012
Decisions 12 January 2011
Decoupling of social rights 11 June 2007
Deregulation 08 February 2017
Derogation 11 March 2007
Direct effect 15 February 2017
Directives 20 September 2011
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion 04 May 2011
Disability 10 November 2016
Discrimination 20 September 2011
Discrimination on the grounds of age 04 May 2011
Discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origins 12 January 2011
Discrimination on the grounds of religion or belief 04 May 2011
Discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation 20 September 2011
Dismissals 04 May 2011
Doorn group 06 December 2009