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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
Sanctions 04 May 2011
Schengen Agreement/Convention 31 January 2013
Seasonal work 16 January 2018
Segregation 08 February 2017
Self-employed person 22 February 2019
Senior Labour Inspectors’ Committee 11 June 2007
Services directive 29 November 2010
Services of general interest 04 May 2011
Services passport 20 June 2018
Shift work 11 June 2007
Short-time work 31 January 2013
Sick leave 31 January 2013
Single European Act 11 June 2007
Single European Market 11 June 2007
Small and medium-sized enterprise 29 November 2010
Smart regulation 04 May 2011
SME United 22 February 2019
Social acquis 29 November 2010
Social Action Programme 11 June 2007
Social clauses 20 September 2011
Social competences 11 June 2007
Social dialogue 25 February 2019
Social dialogue summits 02 October 2007
Social dumping 19 May 2016
Social economy 22 February 2019
Social exclusion 02 December 2010
Social innovation 09 April 2014
Social investment package 30 May 2013
Social objectives 04 May 2011
Social pact 31 July 2019