EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

EurWORK publications

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  • 24 April 2002 | Annual report

    Provides an overview and summary of western Europe's main industrial relations developments in 2001, drawing on the EIROnline database records entered during the year. The Review also provides a guide to using EIROnline.

  • 26 March 2002 | Report

    This report examines the main trends in temporary agency work and the problems and challenges it poses for the different Member States and the EU as a whole. It puts the spotlight on the working conditions of temporary agency workers, and the specific features of such work that might help explain these conditions. It also looks at issues such as the position of temporary agency work in the labour market, equal treatment as regards pay and working conditions and collective bargaining aspects such as trade union participation and access to participation for agency workers.

  • 14 November 2000 | Report

    This report, based on 43 case studies carried out in 11 EU Member States, explores the key features of PECS (pacts for employment and competitiveness). The aim is to show how these agreements can contribute significantly to more employment, an increasingly flexible working environment and a partnership approach to industrial relations.

  • 08 November 2000 | Report

    To what extent is the face of European industrial relations being changed by EMU? Drawing on detailed investigations in three sectors - automotive, finance and road haulage - this report analyses the effects on the processes and outcomes, especially in terms of collective bargaining, employment, restructuring and investment both at sectoral and company level.

  • 13 October 2000 | Report

    Flexibility raises many new risks and challenges. and its widespread take-up underlines the growing importance of working conditions issues. This report explores the impact of flexibility on working conditions and the resultant health and social effects on workers engaged in this kind of work. The report examines potential tools for improving the overall health of workers and recommends that social partners at national and European level adopt a holistic approach in the negotiation and implementation of improvements to working conditions.

  • 22 September 2000 | Report

    Employment is currently the big issue in the European Union. This report describes the recent initiatives known as PECs (pacts for employment and competitiveness) which are a combination of three main elements: competitiveness, employment and partnership.

  • 22 May 2000 | Annual report

    Provides an overview and summary of western Europe's main industrial relations developments in 1999, drawing on the EIROnline database records entered during the year. The review also provides a guide to using EIROnline.

  • 16 March 2000 | Report

    One of the current objectives of the European Union is the promotion of a high level of employment in order to achieve economic and social progress. Employment and unemployment, in their turn, have broad implications on citizens’ health. This bibliographic review describes and analyses the impact of the recent labour market developments on employees’ health. The report includes topics such as downsizing, workplace reorganisation, job insecurity, new technologies and health promotion.

  • 02 February 1993 | Report

    The survey presented here was carried out in 1991. It was based on direct interviews with 12,500 workers, both employees and the self-employed, throughout the 12 member states of the European Community. The sample is representative of the distribution of the labour force between sectors, males and females, age groups and by professional status. As social integration moves forward, and as the number of initiatives dealing with the work environment at Community level increase, more comprehensive and homogeneous data on working conditions in the Community is required. The present survey is a step in this direction.