European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)
European Working Conditons Observatory (EWCO)
European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO)
Industrial Relations and Working Conditions Developments in Europe 2012
[full-text, 116 pages]
This annual review describes the main developments in industrial relations and working conditions in 2012 in the former 27 EU Member States and in Croatia and Norway, at both national and EU level. The report first sketches the current economic situation in these 29 countries, pointing to relevant political and legislative developments in individual countries. It discusses trends in industrial relations, including changes in the role and organisation of the social partners and the impact of government measures and legislation. The report highlights policies and initiatives, legislative developments and collective bargaining landmarks in five areas – employment conditions, wages, health and safety, skills and competencies, and working time – from the dual perspective of working conditions and industrial relations developments.
The study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by the EIRO and EWCO correspondents. The text of each of these national reports is available below. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire and should be read in conjunction with it.
The information in this report is based on individual reports for each country submitted by Eurofound’s network of correspondents – these reports have not been edited by Eurofound, but can be made available on request to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org