Annual review shows working life in Europe in transition

Trimis de james.higgins la Lun, 25/09/2017 - 15:34

Working life in Europe is in a period of transition. Economic growth has picked up, employment continues to grow for the third consecutive year and unemployment rates – while still being above the level of 2007 in the EU28 - are generally in decline. However, Brexit and pay inequality present challenges for the future.

Four out of five workers in Europe happy with working time ‘fit’

Trimis de james.higgins la Lun, 18/09/2017 - 15:41

81% of workers say their working hours fit well, or very well, with their private life obligations. However men continue to have longer working hours (on average 6.5 hours per week more than women) and report more difficulties adapting working time to family life or other commitments.

Trend of converging working time across 28 EU Member States has stalled

Trimis de james.higgins la Joi, 17/08/2017 - 09:18

The difference in working time between workers in the 28 EU Member States remains large and is especially marked between the ‘older’ 15 EU Member States and the 13 new Member States that joined the EU since 2004, according to new research from Eurofound.

New survey launched to improve reporting of collective bargaining in the EU

Trimis de james.higgins la Mar, 15/08/2017 - 16:57

Eurofound has launched a stakeholder survey in an effort to improve the way in which it reports on collective bargaining, and to transition from an initial focus on wage-bargaining outcomes to cover collective bargaining in a more holistic way,

Estimating labour market slack in the European Union

Trimis de ssm la Mar, 18/07/2017 - 12:07

Labour market slack is the shortfall between the volume of work desired by workers and the actual volume of work available. The aim of this report is to develop a more nuanced estimate of labour slack using EU Labour Force Survey data, which allows involuntary part-timers and inactive people with some labour market attachment to be identified and quantified.