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  • Article
    27 Marzec 1997

    On 27 February 1997, a company-wide employment alliance (Beschäftigungspakt)
    was signed at the automobile manufacturer Mercedes Benz. A whole package of
    instruments should boost competitiveness and save the jobs of the 134,000
    employees working for Mercedes Benz in Germany. The background to the
    agreement is the increasing international competition between different
    potential production locations, and the resulting need to cut costs.

  • Article
    27 Marzec 1997

    The campaign is the latest in a series of political initiatives aimed at
    improving the Danish vocational training system. Throughout the second half
    of the 1990s, the Danish Government has reformed the system by increasing its
    market and demand orientation, accompanied by increased financial allowances
    for employees attending training. In the 1997 Financial Act, expenditure to
    support companies undertaking projects aimed at planning vocational training
    activities was raised from DKK 40 million to DKK 65 million. A further sum of
    DDK 105 million is available to support companies which wish to improve
    working life.

  • Article
    27 Marzec 1997

    Debate about employment has resumed over the last few months in Greece, owing
    to an initiative to set up "Territorial Employment Pacts" (TEPs).

  • Article
    27 Marzec 1997

    A joint management/trade union Joint Strategic Consultative Group (JSCG) has
    been established to tackle the job of negotiating an agreement to help to
    transform state-owned Telecom Eireann to meet current and future competitive
    challenges. The key issues which the JSCG expects to address before the end
    of April 1997 are a five-year, IEP 110 million cost reduction plan, change
    and flexibility proposals and the question of an Employee Share Ownership
    Plan (ESOP), first proposed by the trade unions.

  • Article
    27 Marzec 1997

    On 10 March, after 11 hours of talks, a "historic deal" was reached for
    public sector council workers. The agreement, covering 1.5 million workers,
    will harmonise conditions for manual worker s and white collar worker s in
    local government for the first time.

  • Article
    27 Marzec 1997

    In the new collective agreement in the Dutch building industry, signed in
    March 1997, a relatively large pay increase has been matched by a degree of
    increased flexibility regarding the use of temporary employment agency
    workers and the rules governing working hours.

  • Article
    27 Marzec 1997

    The European Commission has published its amended proposal for a Council
    Directive amending Directive 77/187/EEC on the safeguarding of employees'
    rights in the event of transfers of undertakings. The amended proposal
    reflects the Opinions submitted by the Economic and Social Committee and the
    Committee of the Regions, as well as the many amendments put forward by the
    European Parliament. Soon after the publication of the amended draft, the
    Commission also issued a Memorandum on the interpretation of the Directive
    (Record EU9703109F [1])

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/commission-issues-memorandum-on-transfer-of-undertakings

  • Article
    27 Marzec 1997

    A "national agreement" between the Italian Government and trade unions,
    signed in March 1997, has established harmonised rules for almost all
    employment in the public and private sectors.

  • Article
    27 Marzec 1997

    Negotiations to revise the important collective agreement in Portugal's
    banking sector are deadlocked. The industry's largest trade union will soon
    hold its elections, but its socialist members are divided, while substantial
    workforce reductions have been announced for the coming years.

Series

  • European Quality of Life Surveys

    The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2003, with the latest edition in 2016. It examines both the objective circumstances of people's lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It covers issues around employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work–life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and perceptions of the quality of society.

  • European Jobs Monitor

    This series brings together publications and other outputs of the European Jobs Monitor (EJM), which tracks structural change in European labour markets. The EJM analyses shifts in the employment structure in the EU in terms of occupation and sector and gives a qualitative assessment of these shifts using various proxies of job quality – wages, skill-levels, etc.

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2016

    Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2016, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2015, the sixth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 1996

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 1996, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2001

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2001, which was an extension of the EWCS 2000 to cover the then 12 acceding and candidate countries. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2000

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2000, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Company Survey 2004

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the first edition of the survey carried out in 2004–2005 under the name European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

  • European Company Survey 2009

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2009, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

  • European Company Survey 2013

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2013, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance.

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