EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Articles

EurWORK articles cover working life in Europe, in particular the fields of industrial relations and working conditions. The articles are based on quarterly reporting provided by the Network of Eurofound Correspondents.

  • Topical updates summarise and update developments around selected topics, which are relevant across a number of Member States at the same time
  • Spotlight reports cover in more depth country-level events, debates and changes in regulation related to working life, aiming to provide a balanced view of all parties’ positions
  • Research in Focus articles report on important research findings (including surveys) from the national level, often, but not exclusively, in the area of working conditions
  • In brief articles are short news items drawn from the correspondents' quarterly reports
  • Country updates summarise developments at national level and are published 4 times a year

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  • Bulgaria: Latest developments in working life Q4 2019

    A new collective agreement with guaranteed social benefits for road infrastructure employees and a national campaign to protect labour rights are the main topics of interest in this ar
  • Belgium: Latest developments in working life Q4 2019

    A disagreement among social partners about an increase in the minimum wage and a proposal from the VBO-FEB to reduce the protection rights for trade union representatives who run for social ele
  • Austria: Latest developments in working life Q4 2019

    The work programme of the federal government and the social partners’ reactions to it, as well as outcomes of the influential metalworkers' autumn collective bargaining rounds are the main topi
  • Developments in working life in Europe - Q3 2019

    What has taken place during the third quarter of 2019 in the industrial relations and working conditions landscape in European countries?
  • Netherlands: Latest developments in working life Q3 2019

    The need to increase the diversity of the Dutch labour market to tackle labour shortages and challenges in the construction and healthcare sectors are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in the Netherlands in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Slovakia: Latest developments in working life Q3 2019

    Higher salaries for teachers and changes in their working conditions, further extensions of multi-employer collective agreements, further difficulties in the steel sector and a better work–life balance for the parents of young children are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Slovakia in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Sweden: Latest developments in working life Q3 2019

    The process of reforming the Employment Protection Act and the Work Environment Authority’s investigations into threats and violence in the workplace are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Sweden in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Romania: Latest developments in working life Q3 2019

    Changes to the laws governing the public pension system, occupational pension schemes and occasional labour activity , and labour protests in several sectors are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Romania in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Portugal: Latest developments in working life Q3 2019

    Amendments to the Labour Code and a challenge by some political parties over aspects of those amendments, as well as new rights for carers, are the main topics of interest in this article. This country update reports on the latest developments in working life in Portugal in the third quarter of 2019.
  • Slovenia: Latest developments in working life Q3 2019

    A social dialogue crisis, tax legislation changes, and the abolishment of the welfare bonus for work activity are the main topics of interest in this article.

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