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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.


  • More than 10,000 bankruptcies in 2011

    More than 10,000 bankruptcies were published in the Belgian Official Journal in 2011. The consultancy firm Graydon [1], a leader in commercial and marketing information and credit and debt management in Belgium, has identified a number of causes for the collapse of businesses. [1] http://www.graydon.be
  • Government to raise retirement age for women and men

    In what he termed an ‘unpopular but necessary’ move, Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk announced on 14 February his decision to raise the retirement age of both women and men to 67 years. The current retirement age is 60 years for women and 65 years for men. Mr Tusk became prime minister for the second time after his party, the Civic Platform (PO [1]), formed a government with its previous coalition partner, the Polish People’s Party (PSL [2]), following the October 2011 parliamentary elections. Raising the retirement age is one of the most important reforms that the new government plans to introduce (*PL1112019I* [3]). [1] http://po.org.pl/pl/platforma/ [2] http://psl.org.pl/ [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations/outcome-of-parliamentary-elections-2011
  • New regulations aim to fight bogus self-employment

    The Czech Republic has a high number of self-employed workers. According to statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO [1]), the numbers have been growing rapidly in recent years, increasing by more than 80,000 between December 2008 and December 2011. Similarly, the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO [2]) has reported a growing number of self-employed people who do not have employees, up from 11.8% of the workforce in 2007 to 13.9% of the workforce in the third quarter of 2011. [1] http://www.mpo.cz [2] http://www.czso.cz
  • Unions highlight unpaid overtime

    In January 2012 the Trades Union Congress (TUC [1]) published an analysis of data from the Office for National Statistics [2] Labour Force Survey (LFS [3]), which found that nearly two billion hours of unpaid overtime [4] were worked during 2011. According to the TUC’s calculations [5], in 2011: [1] http://www.tuc.org.uk/ [2] http://www.statistics.gov.uk/ [3] http://www.esds.ac.uk/government/lfs [4] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/overtime [5] http://www.tuc.org.uk/workplace/tuc-20446-f0.cfm
  • Rising conflict over private sector pensions

    One of the highest-profile current issues in UK industrial relations is widespread trade union opposition to government changes to public sector occupational pension (OP) schemes, including a national one-day strike held on 30 November 2011 (*UK1112029I* [1]). However, the OP issue is also increasingly contentious in the private sector, where provision is much less extensive and generous than in the public sector. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations-undefined/public-service-workers-strike-over-pension-reforms
  • Temporary workers have most employment protection in Europe

    The study (in French, 3.87Mb PDF) [1] published by the Centre for Population, Poverty and Socio-Economic Policy Studies (CEPS/INSTEAD [2]) in December 2010 was the first time a comprehensive study into employment protection [3] in Luxembourg had been carried out. Previously only estimates of the extent of Luxembourg’s employment protection had appeared in publications from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). [1] http://www.ceps.lu/pdf/3/art1599.pdf [2] http://www.ceps.lu/ [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/employment-protection
  • Occupational accidents fall by 25% over five years

    Romania’s Labour Inspection Office (IM [1]) compiles an annual activity report [2], recording its inspections of industry, commerce and agriculture. The last chapter of this report concerns occupational accident statistics. [1] http://www.inspectmun.ro [2] http://www.inspectmun.ro/RAPORT%20ANUAL/raport%20anual.html
  • Job satisfaction factors among university staff

    The survey, carried out by researchers at Vytautas Magnus University in Kaunas (VDU [1]) in 2010, aimed to identify factors that determine job satisfaction or dissatisfaction, and explored attitudes to work among different groups of employees at the university. [1] http://www.vdu.lt/
  • Working conditions in Tanzania

    Following various pan-African initiatives, a new pioneering survey was undertaken to document the current status of working conditions in selected sectors in Tanzania and to draw attention to related policy gaps. The survey was carried out based on the global version of the European Working Conditions Survey which had been developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Eurofound. A similar survey was also implemented in Mozambique.
  • Working conditions in Mozambique

    Following various pan-African initiatives, a new pioneering survey was undertaken to document the current status of working conditions in selected sectors in Mozambique and to draw attention to related policy gaps. The survey was carried out based on the global version of the European Working Conditions Survey which had been developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Eurofound. A similar survey was also implemented in Tanzania.

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