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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.


  • Unions oppose employer proposal to increase weekly working hours

    Lithuania’s economy has been expanding since 2002, growing by 7%–10% per year. At the same time, the population has experienced large-scale economic migration since 2004. Consequently, a labour shortage has emerged in the country in the past few years. This problem is constantly raised by Lithuanian employers, who urge the Government of the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybe, LRV [1]) to take measures to supply the national economy with the required labour force. [1] http://www.lrv.lt/
  • Union confederation adopts new policy statement on Europe

    Participants at the annual conference of the Trades Union Congress (TUC [1]), held during September 2006, debated and adopted a new policy statement on Europe, which was prepared by the TUC’s general council. The TUC believes that, in light of the successful trade union campaign against the proposed EU directive on the provision of services in the internal market [2], and in preparation for the 2007 congress of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC [3]), it is time to ‘relaunch the campaign for a social Europe’. [1] http://www.tuc.org.uk/ [2] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/comparl/imco/services_directive/default_en.htm [3] http://www.etuc.org/
  • Review calls for more staff cuts and flexible work practices at national electricity company

    Management and trade unions at the state-owned Electricity Supply Board (ESB [1]) received some adverse media attention after the government decided to publish a review of the electricity sector by Deloitte & Touche. The review helped to inform the government’s green paper on energy policy, Towards a sustainable energy future for Ireland (4.7Mb PDF) [2], published on 30 September 2006. [1] http://www.esb.ie/main/home/index.jsp [2] http://www.dcmnr.gov.ie/NR/rdonlyres/54C78A1E-4E96-4E28-A77A-3226220DF2FC/26716/EnergyGreenPaper1October2006.pdf
  • EU-level initiatives in restructuring processes in automotive sector

    Growing conflict has emerged within General Motors (GM [1]) about the future of the group’s European plants. The cessation of one shift at the Ellesmere Port plant in the UK (*UK0606019I* [2]) and the decision to close the Azambuja plant in Portugal (HU0607069I [3]) represent the most serious challenges faced to date by the company’s European Works Council [4], known as the European Employees’ Forum (EEF), and by its strategy of cross-border coordination. [1] http://www.gm.com/ [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/vauxhall-announces-job-losses-at-ellesmere-port-plant [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/workers-assembly-at-gm-opel-plant [4] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/european-works-councils
  • Employment initiatives for an ageing workforce in the EU15: Summary

    The report, on which this summary is based, examines the experience of companies that have been long-standing examples of good practice in age management and analyses the drivers and outcomes of workplace developments over the last decade. Effective action to improve the employment conditions of older workers involves government policies at different levels, the social partners and social dialogue, organisations and companies and, of course, older workers themselves. Within companies in the EU15, policies and practices designed to improve opportunities for older workers and to extend working life have developed significantly over the last decade.
  • EIRO 2005 Annual Review for Italy

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  • 2005 Annual Review

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  • EIRO 2005 ANNUAL REVIEW

  • 2005 Annual Review for the UK

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  • 2005 Annual review

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors.

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