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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
Takeover of companies 19 March 2007
Telework 11 June 2007
Temporary agency work 19 March 2012
Terms and conditions of employment 29 November 2010
Third-country nationals 11 June 2007
Trade unions 17 June 2009
Traineeship 11 September 2013
Transfer of an undertaking 21 January 2008
Transgender 16 October 2013
Transnational company agreement 07 February 2013
Transnational enterprise 11 March 2007
Transnational industrial action 11 June 2007
Treaties of Rome 11 June 2007
Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe 29 November 2010
Treaty of Amsterdam 29 November 2010
Treaty of Lisbon 29 November 2010
Treaty of Maastricht 29 November 2010
Treaty of Nice 29 November 2010
Treaty of Paris 04 May 2011
Treaty of the European Union 11 March 2007
Treaty on Stability, Coordination and Governance 15 June 2014
Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union 06 February 2012
Treaty provisions 04 May 2011
Tripartite concertation 29 November 2010
Tripartite Social Summit 06 February 2012
Troika 31 August 2017