Europe – EUROSOFIN launches final report on social dialogue and restructuring in the banking sector

February 18, 2016

The project EUROSOFIN -Social dialogue in the financial sector in Europe: Contribution to anticipation and restructuring, which involved some of the IRENE network members, has launched, in the beginning of February 2016, its final report, edited by Kirov and Thill. The report can be accessed here:

Europe – Eurofound launches the European restructuring annual report 2015

February 4, 2016

The European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) annual report for 2015 was published on the 27 January 2016. This report explores the issue of job creation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The report is available here:

Europe – ETUI publishes on employer recourse to fixed-term workers

February 4, 2016

European case law helps protect fixed-term workers against discrimination but contributes little to restricting employer recourse to this form of non-standard contract. Such is the principal message of a recent ETUI publication presented on 26 January 2016. The paper can be downloaded for free here:

Europe – Eurofound launches the ERM Quarterly

January 21, 2016

The European Monitoring Centre on Change from Eurofound has launched on the 20 January 2016 data from the last quarter of 2015. This issue includes for instance support instruments for restructuring in the Netherlands. This document can be accessed here:

Europe – Eurofound launches report on temporary employment

January 7, 2016

The Eurofound published on the 4 January 2016 the executive summary of the report on temporary employment across the EU27. This report is based on the EU Labour Force Survey data for 2001 to 2012. Among other issues, it calculates the wage gap between temporary and permanent employees. The executive summary can be accessed here:

Europe – EU reforms on restructuring postponed

January 7, 2016

There are three Directives dealing with the topic which are under debate: collective redundancies, business transfers, Information and Consultation on the national level. Neither the trade unions (ETUC) nor the employers’ associations (BusinessEurope) wish to combine these Directives into one single legal act. Both spoke out clearly against a legislative initiative from the European Commission, […]

Europe – Report on temporary work shows the increase of segmentation

December 22, 2015

On the 15 December 2015, Eurofound has published a report on temporary work showing that it has increased since the 1980s in most European countries as a result of demands for greater flexibility in labour markets and subsequent reforms of employment protection legislation. The Eurofound study also finds evidence of segmentation in a number of European labour markets, whereby […]

Europe – ETUI launches European Works Councils website

December 10, 2015

The ETUI announced the launch of the new European Works Councils training web site:

Europe – Project on dependent self-employed

December 10, 2015

ASTREES has published a synthesis of the Project TRADE as well as the comparative report. This project involves four European countries. More information can be accessed here:—des-aliens-dans-le-monde-du-travail_fr_02_04_art_390.html

Europe – Eurofound publishes on workers mobility

December 10, 2015

Besides recent publications, namely of the Social dimension of intra-EU mobility: impact on public services, workers mobility seems to be a research subject for 2016 . Further information here: