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Wage setting mechanisms and minimum wages under the spotlight in Europe

Wage setting mechanisms and minimum wages under the spotlight in Europe

Press Releases   •   Mar 06, 2014 15:00 GMT

The 'Pay in Europe in the 21st century' report provides comparative time series on wage-bargaining outcomes across the EU Member States and Norway. It also investigates the different systems and levels of minimum wages in Europe at present, evaluating the implications of a hypothetical scenario of a minimum wage set at 60% of the median national wage.

High levels of restructuring activity in the midst of improved economic outlook for Europe

High levels of restructuring activity in the midst of improved economic outlook for Europe

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2014 13:15 GMT

Recent months have seen an improvement in economic outlook but large-scale restructuring activity in the EU continues to result in greater announced job losses than job gains. The latest European Restructuring Monitor ERM quarterly is out, highlighting job loss and job creation activities and restructuring trends across the European Union.

The economic crisis has significantly reduced the rate of offshoring in Europe

The economic crisis has significantly reduced the rate of offshoring in Europe

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2013 18:30 GMT

The offshoring share of restructuring job loss in Europe peaked before the 2008–2009 crisis and has remained lower ever since, according to the 2013 annual report of the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) - Monitoring and managing restructuring in the 21st century. The report also presents a retrospective of over a decade of monitoring the impact of large-scale restructuring activity in Europe.

Despite recession, EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills

Despite recession, EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills

Press Releases   •   Nov 26, 2013 06:30 GMT

In the midst of Europe’s greatest recession, 40% of all EU companies have difficulties finding workers with the right skills. For innovative companies, this is even more challenging. This emerges from Eurofound’s third European Company Survey (ECS), launched in Brussels on 26 November 2013. The European Company Survey (ECS) maps what is happening in companies across the European Union.

Inequalities in well-being rise in Europe during crisis

Inequalities in well-being rise in Europe during crisis

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2013 22:26 GMT

While life satisfaction increased marginally across the European Union between 2007 and 2011, happiness and optimism levels have fallen and perceived social exclusion has increased, indicating a decline in overall well-being in many European countries. Eurofound’s new report is the first in a series of reports which covers trends in quality of life in Europe over the past decade.