Tag Archives: Industrial relations

Annual Review of Working Life 2018

This Eurofound report – the latest in an annual series – describes the main developments in industrial relations and the regulations affecting working conditions at EU level and in the EU Member States and Norway during 2018. Based on data from the Network of Eurofound Correspondents, it presents information related to national social dialogue actors …
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Minimum Wages in 2019 – Annual Review

In most EU Member States, reviews of the statutory minimum wage rates spark a great deal of public interest. Such reviews affect the wider workforce, beyond those workers on the statutory minimum wage. Pay rates in collective agreements may be adapted in response to an increase in the minimum wage, affecting lower-paid workers more generally; …
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Seniority-based Entitlements: Extent, Policy Debates and Research

Seniority systems – schemes that allot improving employment rights or benefits to employees as their length of employment increases – have not been widely studied. This report provides the first comprehensive study comparing the design and spread of seniority-based entitlements (SBEs) in Europe and mapping related policy debates. It is primarily based on contributions from …
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Statutory Minimum Wages 2018

Increases to minimum wages have gathered pace since 2010, with the highest increases recorded in countries which had the lowest minimum wages. However, a large gap remains with minimum wage workers in Bulgaria, the country with the lowest statutory minimum wage, earning just one-eighth the salary of minimum wages workers in Luxembourg, which has the …
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Salary-Setting Mechanisms Across the EU

Eurofound has a considerable body of research findings looking at how salary levels are set in EU Member States. “Salary-setting mechanisms across the EU” report by Barbara Gerstenberger looks at the mechanisms used to determine statutory minimum wages, the use of variable pay schemes in companies in the EU, and national systems of supplementary pay. …
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Working Time Developments in the 21st Century

Eurofound has just published the report “Working Time Developments in the 21st Century: Work duration and its regulation in the EU.” The study examines the main trends and milestones characterizing the evolution of the most important aspects of collectively agreed working time in the European Union during the first decade of the 21st century. The …
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Industrial Relations in Europe 2014

The EC has just published the report “Industrial Relations in Europe 2014 .” The study provides an overview of trends and developments in the collective relationships between workers, employers and their respective representatives in the European Union. The 2014 edition examines the fallout of the economic and sovereign debt crisis in relation to industrial relations …
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Social dialogue in micro and small companies

Eurofound has just published the report “Social dialogue in micro and small companies”. The study investigates industrial relations and social dialogue in micro and small companies. Apart from providing an overview of research and mapping current regulation governing social dialogue in micro andsmall enterprises, the study identifies and describes 10 cases where social dialogue has …
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Industrial Relations in Europe 2010

Eurostat has just published the report, “Industrial relations in Europe 2010”. It provides an overview of major trends and developments in the relationship between employers and trade unions across Europe. It combines factual information with in-depth quantitative and qualitative analysis of current issues in industrial relations at company, sectoral, national and European level. The report …
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Self-employed Workers: Industrial Relations and Working Conditions

The European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) and the European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO) of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound) have published the report, “Self-employed Workers: Industrial Relations and Working Conditions in the European Union”. The study presents an overview of industrial relations and employment and working conditions of …
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