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Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, regular articles on working life in Europe, presentations, working papers providing background material to ongoing or already concluded research, and reports arising from ad hoc requests by policymakers. Other corporate publications include annual reports, brochures and promotional publications. Web databases and online resources such as data visualisation applications are available in Data and resources.


  • New controversy over shop opening hours

    Under current regulations, liberalised to some extent in recent years, shops in Austria may open on weekdays until 19.30 and on Saturdays until 17.00. Compared with other EU Member States, these rules are relatively strict. However, they are not fully utilised by companies. Only slightly more than one-third of companies operate the longer opening hours, with more than half of these companies regarding the results as satisfactory. On the other hand, the employees affected take the view that the changes caused by the liberalisation measures have had a negative impact on their working conditions.
  • Die Auswirkungen von Fusionen und Übernahmen auf die Arbeitsbeziehungen

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/02/word/tn0010q.doc
  • Aspects des relations industrielles des fusions et prises de contrôle d'entreprise

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/02/word/tn0010q.doc
  • Arbeitnehmer mit Behinderungen: Rechtsvorschriften, tarifvertragliche Vereinbarungen und die Sozialpartner

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/02/word/tn0010q.doc
  • Travailleurs handicapés: législation, négociations collectives et partenaires sociaux

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/02/word/tn0010q.doc
  • Workers with disabilities: law, bargaining and the social partners

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/02/word/tn0010q.doc
  • Communiqué (02/01)

    Communiqué is the newsletter of the Foundation It is published 10 times per year and provides up-to-date news and information on the Foundation's work and research. The January /February issue contains the following articles: Social Public Services; EMU; Promoting quality in work.
  • Government and employers submit evidence on national minimum wage

    As requested by ministers, the independent Low Pay Commission (LPC) is continuing to monitor and evaluate the impact of the national minimum wage (NMW), currently GBP 3.70 per hour, and will be making recommendations on whether the NMW should be increased in a report due by July 2001 (UK0007182N [1]). During November and December 2001, the government, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Engineering Employers Federation (EEF) presented evidence to the LPC. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/terms-of-reference-for-review-of-national-minimum-wage-announced
  • Government plans to speed up equal pay cases

    On 11 December 2000, the Department for Education and Employment published a consultation paper [1] outlining proposals for simpler and speedier employment tribunal procedures for handling cases relating to equal pay for women and men. In 1999-2000, there were some 2,400 equal pay complaints made to employment tribunals. The procedures for handling such cases, particularly those concerning equal pay for work of equal value, have been criticised because of the length of time – sometimes years – that they can take to reach a conclusion. The new proposals follow the November 2000 announcement of amendments to employment tribunal rules more generally (UK0012102N [2]). [1] http://www2.dfee.gov.uk/consultations/consult_doc.cfm?CONID=6 [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/government-announces-employment-tribunal-reforms
  • Five-year pay agreement for teachers finally concluded

    A new five-year collective agreement covering 200,000 teachers employed by municipal authorities (the majority of teachers in Sweden) was concluded in 21 December 2000 by the Swedish Association for Local Authorities (Kommunförbundet) - negotiating on behalf of the 289 municipalities in Sweden - and the Swedish Teachers' Union (Lärarförbundet, LF) and the National Union of Teachers (Lärarnas Riksförbund), united in the Teachers' Cooperation Council (Lärarnas Samverkansråd). The negotiations had been lengthy (SE9910100N [1]), lasting 14 months in all, with the trade unions rejecting a final offer from employers in the first round of talks in spring 2000, following a vote against the proposal by LF (SE0005142F [2]). In October 2000, the negotiations started again under the leadership of two mediators, in line with the provisions of the agreement on cooperation and bargaining procedures in local authorities concluded in April 2000 (SE0006146N [3]). [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/teachers-demand-15-extra-pay-over-five-years [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-industrial-relations-working-conditions/teachers-reject-new-agreement [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/local-government-social-partners-agree-new-bargaining-procedures

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