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From Val Duchesse to Riga: how to relaunch social dialogue?

Apr 20, 2015 15:41 BST Eurofound On 21 and 22 April 2015 Ministers for Employment and Social Affairs in Riga again discussed informally ways towards a true and responsible social dialogue.

Take-up rate of parental and paternity leave remains low across Europe

Feb 26, 2015 14:25 GMT Eurofound The take-up rate of parental and paternity leave among fathers has been increasing in most Member States but it still remains relatively low. Covering all the EU Member States and Norway, this report looks at the most recent trends in terms of take-up of parental and paternity leave, existing provisions and factors influencing take-up rates.

Big differences in incidence of industrial action in companies across the EU

Feb 17, 2015 10:25 GMT Eurofound The global economic and financial crisis brought to an end an era of relative calm with regards to collective industrial action, and the highest incidence of industrial action was not surprisingly found in countries worst hit by the crisis. Wednesday 18 February is the international day of action in defence of the right to strike, initiated by the International Trade Union Confederation ITUC.

A spotlight on statutory minimum wage levels in Europe in 2015

Feb 02, 2015 17:45 GMT Eurofound The minimum wage levels have begun to increase over the past two years, following years of no change. The latest quarterly update from EurWORK presents the most recent data on statutory minimum wages in Europe, applicable on 1 January 2015, and an overview of the discussions leading to the final settlements made in 2014.

The future of the European Social Model – New perspectives for industrial relations, social and employment policy in Europe?

Sep 10, 2014 15:45 BST Eurofound Eurofound hosts the 2014 annual Industrial Relations Europe Conference (IREC) between 11-12 September 2014. The event gathers Europe's leading Industrial Relations experts and researchers, sharing research findings and looking ahead to new perspectives for industrial relations, social and employment policies in Europe.

Main street Oslo dressed for the EuroPride Party

Jun 23, 2014 15:50 BST Oslo Pride Today the main street of Oslo got dressed for the EuroPride party. Karl Johans gate is decorated with banners advertiseing our festival. In the pictures are real people from Oslo. Real people – real pride!

Workshop for journalists

Jun 17, 2014 07:29 BST Oslo Pride Turning the Page of Hate: How Journalists Can Combat Sexual Bias.

Work preferences after 50

Jun 16, 2014 10:05 BST Eurofound Part-time work facilitates a better work–life balance – particularly, it seems, for people aged 50+. Among people aged 50+, both in and out of employment, there is a preference for more part-time options. Today we launch our new Foundation Findings - 3EQLS Policy Brief - on Work preferences after 50.

Social dialogue in micro and small companies in Europe

May 26, 2014 13:18 BST Eurofound Micro and small companies constitute the backbone of private business in Europe. Despite their crucial place in the economy, there has been little research on role of social dialogue for good working conditions, and implementing health & safety at the workplace, in micro and small companies. Eurofound's new report out today is about to change that.

Families feeling the brunt of increasing social inequalities in Europe

Apr 29, 2014 09:55 BST Eurofound Eurofound publishes a report which looks at families in the economic crisis, and outlines relevant kinds of policies and services that can best protect families from the risks of poverty and social exclusion, in such areas as social protection benefits, housing, childcare and healthcare. The findings are presented at a Greek EU Presidency conference in Athens, Greece, today 29 April.