Tuesday, September 22, 2009

[IWS] EWCO: ANNUAL REVIEW of WORKING CONDITIONS in the EU 2008-2009 [22 September 2009]

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Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations
-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor
---------------------- Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016
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European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)
European Working Conditions Observatory (EWCO)

Annual review of working conditions in the EU 2008­2009 [22 September 2009]
[full-text, 80 pages]

Author: Giaccone, Mario; Colleoni, Elanor

Summary: Quality of work and employment is a major policy issue in the European Union. This sixth annual review of working conditions in the EU outlines relevant legislative and policy developments during the period 2008­2009 in the context of labour market mobility and demographic change. It also explores a range of issues and challenges related to working life and the workplace.

Foreword v
Introduction 1
1 ­ Labour market policies and demographic change 3
Lisbon Strategy 3
Demographic change and worklife cycle 9
Mobility 13
Migration 16
2 ­ Social protection 21
New Social Policy Agenda 21
Social protection and social inclusion 22
Modernisation of social security systems 25
3 ­ Flexicurity and corporate social responsibility 27
European Employment Strategy 27
Corporate social responsibility 28
Lifelong learning 31
Undeclared work 35
Impact of new technologies 36
4 ­ Working conditions 37
Working time directive 37
Working conditions of temporary agency workers 39
Teleworking 40
Health and safety at work 41
Directives on health and safety at work 46
Violence in the workplace 47
Minimum wage 47
Official statistics and trends 48
Working conditions and social dialogue 52
5 ­ Equal opportunities 53
Roadmap for gender equality 53
Gender equality in employment and occupation 54
Equality and non-discrimination 61
6 ­ Conclusions 65
Annex ­ Country codes 67

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