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  • 28 Martie 2023
    Reducing the levels of labour shortages in Europe - which are limiting production and service delivery in several sectors and causing growing concern for employers - will only be possible by improving job quality factors such as pay and autonomy, in addition to growing skills and learning and addressing other factors, according to Eurofound’s latest report Measures to tackle labour shortages: Lessons for future policy. This unique new research reveals that Europe’s growing labour shortages are particularly prevalent in sectors with challenging working conditions, such as health and long-term care, where issues such as greater levels of employee autonomy, access to training and career progression are important to address to make these sectors more attractive to workers and increase retention.
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    15 Martie 2023
    You are invited to complete a short survey which is part of a public consultation by the European Commission to gather views on the performance of four decentralised EU Agencies: Eurofound, Cedefop, ETF and EU-OSHA. 
  • 08 Martie 2023
    Today, International Women’s Day, is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, as well as assess the progress of women in all aspects of society. Eurofound has published a special episode of the Eurofound Talks podcast to look at the work-life challenges of women and men, and in particular how gender segregation on the labour market, and gender inequalities in the division of paid and unpaid work, impede progress towards gender equality in Europe.
  • 01 Martie 2023
    Healthcare workers report up to three times higher levels of unwanted sexual attention than the EU average. Women in the EU are 3.6 times more likely to suffer from unwanted sexual attention than men, with the likelihood of a young woman (18–34 years) reporting unwanted sexual attention three times higher than men of the same age, and 10 times higher than the oldest group of men (50+ years).
  • 08 Februarie 2023
    The COVID-19 pandemic had profound implications on the labour market and job quality in Europe, creating both new challenges and exacerbating existing trends. Eurofound’s analysis of the European Working Conditions Telephone Survey (EWCTS) indicates that around 30% of EU workers are in strained, poor-quality jobs, where the negative aspects of work outweigh the positive.
  • 20 Ianuarie 2023
    Despite nominal increases in statutory minimum wages reaching an all-time high between January 2022 and January 2023, minimum wage workers in most EU countries are seeing their purchasing power decline or just about compensated, based on preliminary inflation figures. With inflation expected to persist, a further depreciation of minimum wages in real terms can be expected in most Member States, as only a few foresee additional increases during the rest of 2023.
  • 08 Decembrie 2022
    41.7 million people teleworked across the EU in 2021, double the number of 2019, as COVID-19 restrictions and changes in work culture significantly impacted work organisation. While there was a small decline in 2022, this upward trend in teleworking is set to resume as technological developments are increasing the number of teleworkable jobs, and employee and employer preferences lean more towards remote working.
  • 07 Decembrie 2022
    Two-thirds of respondents from the EU and 10 neighbouring countries reported difficulties making ends meet in the fifth round of the Living, working and COVID-19 survey. This was notably higher in EU neighbouring countries than in the EU, with 81% in neighbouring countries reporting difficulties making ends meet, compared to 48% in the EU27. Respondents from the EU neighbouring countries also reported high risk of depression; the results are particularly alarming for those aged between 18 and 44, with 75% being considered at risk of depression.
  • 02 Decembrie 2022
    41.7 million workers in the European Union teleworked in 2021, this is comparable to the size of the entire German workforce. The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed telework from being an issue that affected a relatively small proportion of the workforce to being an important aspect of working life for one in five workers.
  • 29 Noiembrie 2022
    The survey shows that already prior to the intensification of inflation and a cost-of-living crisis that worsened in 2022, a high number of people in work were in vulnerable situations, with 26% reporting difficulties in making ends meet and 17% unable to predict their earnings in the coming three months. This highlights the importance of focusing policy efforts on making work pay and targeting specific groups such as single parents and workers in low-paid jobs, who are under greater financial pressure and were more severely affected by the pandemic restrictions than other groups.