EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Country updates

  • Social partners’ reactions to the Commission's proposals for a strong social Europe, including a minimum fair wage initiative, are the main topics of interest in this article. This EU update reports on the latest developments in working life in the EU in the first quarter of 2020. Topics related to the COVID-19 pandemic are presented in a separate article.

  • In early March 2020, working life in EU Member States came under enormous pressure due to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 disease and the precautionary measures taken by governments in subsequent weeks. This article gives a brief overview of the first reactions of European institutions and some of the responses by EU social partners to those challenges in the first quarter of 2020.

  • An increase in the minimum wage and a new collective agreement for the construction sector are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Slovenia in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • A Constitutional Court ruling on the dismissal of workers who are on justified sick leave and the derogation of the controversial 2012 labour market reform are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Spain in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • The ongoing bargaining round and the process of reforming the Employment Protection Act are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Sweden in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • A government proposal for a new common wage-setting policy and the results of the 2019 EU-SILC that show that while the poverty rate decreasing the working poor rate is increasing in Portugal are the main topics of interest in this article.

  • A proposal to use the living wage as the basis for setting the minimum wage and amendments affecting the labour market following a change in government are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Romania in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • Changes in the minimum wage law, along with increases in the subsistence minimum and assistance in material need are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Slovakia in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • A new draft law on the working conditions and pay solo self-employed workers and progress on climate action are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in the Netherlands in the fourth quarter of 2019.

  • The misinterpretation of an EEA provision by the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) and the increased attention paid to workplace violence in long-term nursing homes are the topics of interest in this article.

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