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  • Article
    9 júl 2003

    In summer 2003, attempts are continuing to redeploy the 3,200 employees of
    the French airline, Air Lib, which went into liquidation in February.
    Meanwhile, the legal authorities and parliament have both been conducting
    investigations into the circumstances surrounding the takeover and subsequent
    bankruptcy of the company .

  • Information sheet
    9 júl 2003

    This information sheet offers a brief overview of the Foundation's new research project in the living conditions sphere. The Foundation launched a new pan-European ‘quality of life’ survey in May 2003. This project will provide new information and analysis on living conditions and quality of life issues throughout the 28 countries of the EU and its candidate countries. The first results, to be presented at the end of 2003, will draw on the survey’s findings, together with existing information from a database of comparable EU-wide data.

  • Article
    8 júl 2003

    In May 2003, all companies in the Luxembourg finance sector were asked to
    adopt a set of guidelines on tackling sexual harassment and to distribute
    them to their workforces. This initiative was launched by organisations
    representing the sector's employers, personnel managers and occupational
    health services, and includes the creation of a panel of external
    confidential advisers to whom employees can refer cases of sexual harassment.

  • Article
    8 júl 2003

    Slovakia is one of the EU candidate countries that have asked for support
    within the framework of the EU's PHARE [1] programme in the reinforcement of
    social dialogue and collective bargaining at all relevant levels and in the
    implementation of relevant EU Directives into national legislation. Thus, in
    2001, representatives from Slovakia, the Netherlands and the UK concluded a
    'twinning' covenant for PHARE project SR 0006.01. The twinning involves Dutch
    and British experts from governments, employers' organisations and trade
    unions transmitting their knowledge and experience to their Slovak
    colleagues. The project aims to achieve the following results:

    [1] http://europa.eu.int/comm/enlargement/pas/phare/

  • Article
    8 júl 2003

    In June 2003, the Portuguese government submitted a draft 'Social contract
    for competitiveness and employment' to the social partners, aimed at
    achieving convergence with average EU levels of productivity and purchasing
    power, combating tax fraud and evasion, and increasing competitiveness. The
    government wants employers and trade unions to agree to pay moderation and
    biannual wage bargaining, along with investment in innovation and training
    and a review of company taxation.

  • Article
    8 júl 2003

    In late 2000, the Swedish government set up a governmental working time
    committee (Kommittén för nya arbetstids- och semesterregler, KNAS), with
    social partner involvement, to examine the entire system of legislation on
    working time and leave and make proposals for reform (SE0101176N [1]). In
    June 2002, the committee issued a report (/SOU 2002:58/) proposing new
    legislation to give all workers an additional five days of leave per year
    (SE0206105F [2]). On 17 June 2003, it presented its final report (SOU 2003:54
    [3]), calling for a simplification of current rules on annual and other forms
    of leave for employees.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/working-time-legislation-to-be-examined-again
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/committee-proposes-five-more-days-of-leave
    [3] http://naring.regeringen.se/propositioner_mm/sou/pdf/sou2003_54a.pdf

  • Article
    8 júl 2003

    In 2002, Poland's State Labour Inspection found that, overall, compliance by
    employers with labour law in terms of payment of remuneration and other
    employee benefits improved somewhat. However, the total value of unpaid wages
    and benefits rose sharply, in a context of economic difficulties for
    employers and the economy.

  • Article
    8 júl 2003

    In June 2003, Telefónica de España - the Spanish fixed telephony business
    of the Telefónica group - announced plans for a workforce reduction of
    around 11% in the short term, in order to deal with market difficulties and
    improve competitiveness. Negotiations are due to start on a redundancy
    procedure with trade unions.

  • Article
    8 júl 2003

    According to figures published in 2003, tn 2002 the number of registered
    collective labour disputes in Poland fell below 100 for the first time in six
    years, while the year saw only one strike, compared with 11 in 2001. However,
    protest actions outside the employer's premises became increasingly frequent.

  • Article
    8 júl 2003

    A referendum on extending the right to reinstatement for unfairly dismissed
    workers provided by Article 18 of the Workers' Statute to all companies (it
    currently applies only to those with over 15 workers) was held in Italy in
    June 2003. However, it failed because only 25.7% of the Italian electorate
    went to the polls, while a turn-out of more than 50% was needed to make the
    referendum valid. The referendum reopened divisions between the trade unions.

Series

  • European Quality of Life Surveys

    The European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) is carried out every four to five years since its inception in 2003, with the latest edition in 2016. It examines both the objective circumstances of people's lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. It covers issues around employment, income, education, housing, family, health and work–life balance. It also looks at subjective topics, such as people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction, and perceptions of the quality of society.

  • European Jobs Monitor

    This series brings together publications and other outputs of the European Jobs Monitor (EJM), which tracks structural change in European labour markets. The EJM analyses shifts in the employment structure in the EU in terms of occupation and sector and gives a qualitative assessment of these shifts using various proxies of job quality – wages, skill-levels, etc.

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2016

    Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2016, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2015

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2015, the sixth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 1996

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 1996, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2001

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2001, which was an extension of the EWCS 2000 to cover the then 12 acceding and candidate countries. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2000

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2000, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Company Survey 2004

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the first edition of the survey carried out in 2004–2005 under the name European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

  • European Company Survey 2009

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2009, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance. 

  • European Company Survey 2013

    Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) maps and analyses company policies and practices which can have an impact on smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, as well as the development of social dialogue in companies. This series consists of outputs from the ECS 2013, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2004–2005 as the European Establishment Survey on Working Time and Work-Life Balance.

Forthcoming publications