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18/06/2013

Industrial Relations in Europe 2012 - Executive summary  (18/06/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-AV-13-001-EN-N

This executive summary of the report looks at how industrial relations have evolved since our last edition in 2010. As the financial crisis has developed into a sovereign debt crisis, government reforms have had a fundamental impact on relations between employers, trade unions and public authorities. Whilst social dialogue had been a factor of resilience in overcoming the early effects of the crisis, its duration and depth has now resulted in an unfavourable setting for social dialogue. Nevertheless the summary highlights the importance of continued well-structured dialogue and underscores the Commission's commitment to support and promote it moving forward.

11/04/2013

Industrial Relations in Europe 2012  (11/04/2013)

Catalog N. : KE-AS-12-001-EN-C

This report reviews trends and developments in the relationship between workers, employers, their respective representatives and public authorities at national and EU level during 2010-12. It looks at how the continuing crisis and reforms implemented in response may be having a more fundamental impact on industrial relations, as conflict is increasing. In certain countries, fiscal consolidation has resulted in unfavourable settings for social dialogue, especially in the public sector, where reforms have been accelerated. Despite this the report concludes that structured social dialogue is still the right approach for building consensus and ensuring the sustainability of economic and social reforms.

This report is available in printed format in English.

All the graphs and tables included in this report can be downloaded both in gif and excel format by accessing the individual chapters here.

14/02/2012

Social Europe guide - Volume 2 - Social Dialogue  (14/02/2012)

Catalog N. : KE-BC-11-002-EN-C

The Social Europe guide is a bi-annual publication aimed at providing an interested but not necessarily specialised audience with a concise overview of specific areas of EU policy in the field of employment, social affairs and inclusion. It illustrates the key issues and challenges,, explains policy actions and instruments at EU level and provides examples of best practices from EU Member States. It also presents views on the subject from the Council Presidency and the European Parliament. The second volume in this series describes the history, workings and accomplishments of social dialogue at EU level. Negotiations, consultations and exchanges of information among organisations representing employers and workers (the social partners) and public authorities are an essential element of the European social model and play a key role in defining and implementing EU economic, employment and social policy as well as sectoral policies. The volume also looks at how social dialogue has evolved at the level of individual Member States in response to the economic crisis. The guide is available in printed format in English, French and German.

14/11/2011

Consulting European social partners: Understanding how it works  (14/11/2011)

Catalog N. : KE-32-11-943-EN-C

Social partners play a vital role in shaping European social policy and the European Commission consults them extensively. This brochure gives an overview of the social partners’ contribution to EU integration before setting out how this consultation works. It looks at consultations related to legislative proposals and those aimed at supporting EU policies. In addition, it addresses the topic of Impact Assessment. Lists of publications, websites and social partner organisations are also provided. The brochure is available in English, French and German.

31/05/2011

Industrial relations 2010 - Summary  (31/05/2011)

The Industrial Relations in Europe 2010 report reviews developments in the relationships between workers, employers and their respective representatives during 2008-10. This Executive summary of the report gives an overview of the impact of the economic crisis and the role of social partners in combating it. It then looks at the seven chapters of the report. These cover trends in European industrial relations, social partners' perspectives on and responses to the crisis, wage flexibilisation and the minimum wage, industrial relations and the transition to a low-carbon economy, as well as developments in EU social dialogue and legislation in 2008–10. The summary is available in electronic format in all official EU languages whereas the full report is available in English in printed format (ISBN 978-92-79-17861-0).

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03/03/2011

Industrial Relations in Europe 2010  (03/03/2011)

Catalog N. : KE-AS-10-001-EN-C

The economic crisis presented considerable challenges to industrial relations across the EU. This report reviews trends and developments in the relationships between workers, employers, their respective representatives and public authorities during 2008-10. It begins with an overview of the main characteristics of industrial relations institutions before analysing the strategies and perspectives of social partners and social dialogue developments in the face of the crisis. The report then examines wage bargaining, wage flexibility and minimum wages as well as the implications for industrial relations of the transition to a low-carbon economy. Finally, the report gives an overview of EU-level social dialogue and legislative developments. This publication is available in printed format in English only. The Executive Summary will soon be available online in 23 language versions.

All the graphs and tables included in this report can be downloaded both in gif and excel format by accessing the individual chapters here.

30/09/2009

New rules for European works councils  (30/09/2009)

Catalog N. : KE-31-09-123-EN-D

European Works Councils have a renewed legal framework, aimed at favouring their creation and at better informing and consulting employees, especially in times of restructuring. This leaflet provides an insight into the changes introduced by the new legislation for the establishment and operation of European Works Councils. It is available in English, French and German.

31/03/2009

Industrial relations in Europe 2008 - Executive summary  (31/03/2009)

Catalog N. : KE-AV-08-001-EN-C

This abstract summarizes the fifth report on Industrial Relations in Europe. It aims to increase the visibility of European social dialogue, describe and raise awareness of developments in European industrial relations, and initiate related discussion through its analytical chapters. This executive summary addresses the main trends in industrial relations in the European Union, European social dialogue and EU labour law as well as the contribution of quality industrial relations to the Lisbon Strategy and wage setting and minimum wages in the European Monetary Union. The full report is available both in printed format and on CD-Rom. This publication is available in electronic format in all other EU official languages.

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31/03/2009

Industrial relations in Europe 2008  (31/03/2009)

Catalog N. : KE-AS-08-001-EN-C

This report – the fifth edition in a well-established series – aims to increase the visibility of European social dialogue, describe and raise awareness of developments in European industrial relations, and initiate related discussion through its analytical chapters. The 2008 report addresses the main trends in industrial relations in the European Union, European social dialogue and EU labour law as well as the contribution of quality industrial relations to the Lisbon Strategy and wage setting and minimum wages in the European Monetary Union. The report is available in English both in printed form and on CD-Rom.

23/12/2008

Introducing European social dialogue  (23/12/2008)

Catalog N. : KE-81-08-426-EN-D

This leaflet explains in a clear way what European social dialogue is, how it works and who are the social partners. In addition, it highlights how citizens benefit and future developments and challenges. Providing an initial introduction to the topic and using visual elements for clarity, it also points the reader to sources of further information. It is targeted at the general public with a basic understanding of EU affairs. It is available in English, French and German.