Commission withdraws proposal to extend maternity leave, promising a fresh start – Developments at EU level – Q2 2015

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Trimis de cau la Lun, 06/07/2015 - 14:00

The Commission has decided to withdraw its draft Maternity Leave Directive, which has been stuck in the legislative process since 2008. This article describes key developments and explores some of the contradictions that were predicted in the Commission’s 2015 Work Programme and the Better Regulation Package.

Policies to improve work–life balance

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Trimis de cau la Mie, 01/07/2015 - 10:04

Collective bargaining has been crucial in developing recent initiatives on flexible working time in many countries, both at sectoral and at company level. Such agreements, together with some legislation, also cover working with ICT outside an employer’s premises (such as telework). This topical update singles out some original examples in companies in Europe.

Reform of old age pension and retirement systems in the EU

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Trimis de cau la Mie, 01/07/2015 - 09:12

The need to reform pension systems is one of the key challenges for social policymakers in Europe. This article provides an update of how the EU 28 and Norway are tackling this issue in the face of demographic change, focusing in particular on the involvement of the social partners and governments.

A trend reversal in collective bargaining?

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Trimis de cau la Joi, 11/06/2015 - 12:25

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.

Psychosocial work environment: Health and well-being at work - Q2 2014-Q1 2015 (EurWORK topical update)

Trimis de cde@eurofound.e... la Mar, 28/04/2015 - 12:57

This article presents some of the key developments and research findings on health and well-being in the EU from Q2 2014 to Q1 2015 – primarily in terms of improving the psychosocial work environment. In terms of psychosocial risks, some European countries have made progress towards a culture of prevention, but there is still a long way to go.

Towards a new start for social dialogue? Collective employment relations – Q1 2015

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Trimis de cau la Mar, 21/04/2015 - 13:26

This article synopsises the development of European social dialogue and then discusses some ideas that might guide the European institutions and the social partners as social dialogue within in the EU is relaunched, such as more autonomy for the social partners, better links between EU and national level, and greater involvement of the social partners in the European Semester.

European workers want more job certainty: Working time - Q4 2014 (EurWORK topical update)

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Trimis de cau la Mar, 03/03/2015 - 11:31

An increasing number of European workers have part-time jobs or non-standard types of work, such as the zero-hours employment contracts that have become common in the UK. Yet most European workers with temporary contracts would like permanent jobs, and one third of people working part time would like a full-time job.

Social partners and the Youth Guarantee: Skills, learning and employability – Q4 2014 (EurWORK topical update)

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Trimis de cau la Vin, 13/02/2015 - 14:09

This article presents some of the key developments and research findings on aspects of skills, learning and employability in the fourth quarter of 2014. This update focuses on the role of the social partners in delivering the Youth Guarantee and the progress of cooperation between the social partners.

The future of social dialogue, tripartitism and bipartism: Collective employment relations - Q4 2014 (EurWORK topical update)

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Trimis de cau la Vin, 13/02/2015 - 14:02

This article presents some of the key developments and research findings on EU-level developments in collective employment relations during the final quarter of 2014. Social dialogue structure and process reforms are the main focus of this report.

Employment protection legislation: Individual employment relations - Q4 2014 (EurWORK topical update)

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Trimis de cau la Vin, 13/02/2015 - 13:53

This article presents some of the key developments and research findings on individual employment relations in the EU during the third and fourth quarters of 2014. Employment protection legislation and the termination of employment are the main focus of this report.

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