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  • Working time preferences in sixteen European countries

    Increased labour market participation is the key to achieving an inclusive European society for all. This report focuses on the issue of working time in the context of present employment policy priorities. It analyses findings from a survey carried out by the Foundation into working time across the 15 EU Member States and Norway.

  • Gender, employment and working time preferences in Europe

    A leaflet summarising the main findings of the Employment Options of the Future survey concerning men's and women's preferences for increasing or reducing the number of hours that they work per week.

  • Handling Restructuring: collective agreements on employment and competitiveness

    This report, based on 43 case studies carried out in 11 EU Member States, explores the key features of PECS (pacts for employment and competitiveness). The aim is to show how these agreements can contribute significantly to more employment, an increasingly flexible working environment and a partnership approach to industrial relations.

  • BEST No. 1/2000. Shiftwork and Health

    Shiftwork and other forms of working at unusual hours, and especially working at night have always raised some health concerns. This issue of BEST aims to provide help and guidance in this complex area and covers sleep and fatigue; digestion; heart disease; women's problems; social and domestic life; and psychological problems. The supplement 'On time' highlights working-time issues as they feature in the EIROnline website and in Foundation research and also presents a comparative overview in a graphic form of weekly working hours in the 15 EU Member States. BEST presents important developments in the field of time. It is addressed to those developing policies in this field working in the Institutions of the European Commission, national governments and the social partners in the European Union. BEST is published twice a year in English, French and German.

  • First European Survey on the work environment 1991-1992

    The survey presented here was carried out in 1991. It was based on direct interviews with 12,500 workers, both employees and the self-employed, throughout the 12 member states of the European Community. The sample is representative of the distribution of the labour force between sectors, males and females, age groups and by professional status. As social integration moves forward, and as the number of initiatives dealing with the work environment at Community level increase, more comprehensive and homogeneous data on working conditions in the Community is required. The present survey is a step in this direction.