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Developments in Working Life in Europe is part of a series of annual reviews published by Eurofound and provides an overview of the latest developments in industrial relations and working conditions across the European Union and Norway
Although official statistics show that undeclared work in Greece is falling, social partners and the Labour Inspectorate fear that the full extent of illegal work is not being accurately measured. They feel this is a threat to the sustainability of the social security system and are calling for the inspectorate to be strengthened.
In 2014, Eurofound’s long-established observatories on industrial relations (EIRO) and working conditions (EWCO) were combined to form EurWORK: the European Observatory of Working Life. EurWORK gathers all Eurofound’s resources on working conditions and industrial relations and is supported by a network of European correspondents across all Member States and Norway.
Developments in Working Life in Europe 2014 is part of a series of annual reviews published by Eurofound and provides an overview of the latest developments in industrial relations and working conditions across the European Union and Norway. The Annual Review collates information based on reports from Eurofound’s network of European correspondents throughout 2014, complemented by recent research findings, including data from Eurofound’s European working conditions survey (EWCS) and Eurofound’s company survey (ECS).
Occupation is a critical factor in determining the type of working conditions a person will experience during their professional life. This report explores the working conditions of workers – particularly medium-to-low skilled and unskilled – in occupations that are found to have low levels of job quality as measured by four key indicators: earnings, prospects, working time and intrinsic job quality.
Based on data from the European Working Conditions Survey 2010 and the EU Labour Force Survey 2013, the report explores the working conditions of workers – particularly the medium-to-low skilled and unskilled &ndas...
Since the beginning of 2015 a number of major collective agreements at national, sectoral and cross-sectoral level have been renewed, renegotiated, or under discussion. Several of the examples presented here are from the countries that have been hit hardest during the crisis and/or in which collective bargaining has been most affected, such as Croatia, Ireland, Slovenia, Spain or Greece. It is too early to speak about a reversal of the trend in collective bargaining in general; however, some tentative optimism may be justified.
This article presents some of the key developments and research findings on aspects of public sector pay and collective bargaining in the EU during the third quarter of 2015. Its main focus is a growing trend of restored pay levels in public sector agreements. It also deals with the broadening scope of such agreements and discusses evidence that some governments want to introduce more flexibility in pay-setting.
Although Finland has the third-highest proportion of female board members in Europe, women executives are still overwhelmingly outnumbered. A new study suggests that Finnish companies are not actively promoting gender equality; the government has told the private sector that it must make sure at least 40% of its board members are women.
As the average age of the European population and of the European workforce rises, more people of working age will have to combine employment with the provision of care, especially to elderly relatives. There are many actors and institutions involved in organising such care, and many institutional frameworks governing the issue of reconciling care and employment.
Extended working lives and life expectancies mean that increasing numbers of workers in Europe, especially older workers, are now providing care for dependent relatives while they are in employment. Although many actors are&n...