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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
Competition law and collective agreements 12 January 2011
Complaints to the European Court of Justice 20 September 2011
Coordination of collective bargaining 01 March 2017
Coreper 12 January 2011
Corporate governance 11 March 2007
Council of Europe 12 January 2011
Council of the European Union 11 March 2007
Council voting procedure 12 January 2011
Cross-border trade union cooperation 06 December 2009
Data protection 07 May 2013
Decent work 18 September 2018
Deregulation 08 February 2017
Digital Agenda 23 March 2018
Direct effect 15 February 2017
Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion 04 May 2011
Discrimination 20 September 2011
Discrimination on the grounds of racial or ethnic origins 12 January 2011
Doorn group 06 December 2009
Economic and Monetary Union 12 January 2011
Economically dependent worker 11 June 2007
EMCO 22 September 2014
Employee representation 11 March 2007
Employer 09 February 2017
Employer organisations 11 March 2007
Employment Package 30 May 2013
Employment rate 29 November 2010
Employment title 20 September 2011
Enforcement of EU law 29 November 2010
Enlargement 31 January 2013
EPSCO Council 22 September 2014