Employment Policy in the EU
Latest news on employment policy in the European Union.
- Hundreds of truck drivers protest poor wages, conditions — 09 October 2012, 15:57 CET
Some 750 truck-drivers, flanked by lorries, snarled traffic in Brussels Tuesday in a protest over declining wages and conditions as transport companies hire east Europeans on rock-bottom pay.
- Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review - Q2 2012 — 28 September 2012, 17:59 CET
The employment and social situation in the European Union remained very serious in the second quarter of 2012 with unemployment rising overall but also displaying significant differences between EU Member States, households' financial situation deteriorating and child poverty increasing. The EU has been in recession or on the verge of it since late 2011 and the overall economic sentiment is at its lowest level in three years. In this context, job-finding prospects remain poor compared to pre-crisis years. Greece and Austria recorded the highest number of hours worked by full-time employed persons in the first quarter of 2012, while Finland, Italy and Ireland recorded the lowest number. These are amongst the main findings of the latest Employment and Social Situation Quarterly Review.
- Brussels looks to culture to boost jobs — 26 September 2012, 21:43 CET
The European Commission has called for a huge increase in investment in the cultural and creative industries, which account for up to 8.5 million jobs, saying they are a key motor for Europe's growth.
- 2011 report on European Globalisation Adjustment Fund — 05 September 2012, 18:37 CET
More than 21,000 workers dismissed due to the economic crisis and the effects of globalisation were helped to find new job opportunities by the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) in 2011, according to a report adopted on 4 September by the European Commission. The EU's Globalisation Fund paid out a total of €128 million in 2011 to assist these workers in twelve Member States (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland and Portugal).
- Eurozone jobless hit record 18 million — 31 August 2012, 14:13 CET
Jobless numbers across the eurozone hit a record 18 million in July, said grim new figures released Friday as recession takes grip across the debt-stricken 17-nation currency area.
- Eurozone unemployment at record 11.2% in June — 31 July 2012, 13:30 CET
Unemployment across the recession-hit eurozone was a record 11.2 per cent in June, with more jobs lost in the single currency area, official EU data showed Tuesday.
- UN agency warns of 4.5m more jobless in eurozone — 12 July 2012, 22:50 CET
Eurozone nations must act now to prevent creating a further 4.5 million unemployed workers in the next four years, the head of the UN's labour agency warned on Wednesday.
- ECB staff suffering from burnout: union — 03 July 2012, 12:12 CET
Staff at the European Central Bank are suffering from stress and
overwork from coping with the eurozone's debt crisis, according to a
study by the IPSO labour union seen by AFP on Tuesday.
- "Science: it's a girl thing!" campaign — 21 June 2012, 17:51 CET
With the European Union needing up to one million additional researchers by 2020, the European Commission has launched a campaign to get more girls interested in science and encourage more women to choose research as a career. Women make up more than half the EU's student population and 45 per cent of all doctorates (PhDs), but they account for only one third of career researchers. Women PhD graduates are also still a minority in engineering and manufacturing. The three year campaign will first seek to get teenage girls interested in studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM subjects). The focus will then broaden to female students more generally, encouraging them to consider research careers.
- Eurozone crisis hits unemployed, sends rate to record 11% — 01 June 2012, 16:43 CET
The eurozone debt crisis has hit workers hard, with grim data showing Friday a manufacturing freefall and unemployment at a record 11 per cent,
piling pressure on EU leaders to restore growth.
- Jobless European recovery highlights need for reform — 28 May 2012, 14:33 CET
Europe is set for a rebound to growth the latest forecasts show, but unemployment will keep on rising, a conundrum that highlights the difficult economic reforms that still need to be made.
- — 26 May 2012, 12:11 CET
The Initiative is a set of measures, planned for 2012 and 2013, to drive down youth unemployment. It is part of the EU's Youth on the Move education and employment initiative. Goals: to support unemployed young people. In particular it aims to help: people who left school or training without having achieved upper-secondary education to return to school or enrol in vocational training for in-demand skills; and graduates to get a first work experience.
- Doing business in Portugal: Staff welfare — 01 May 2012, 15:58 CET
The Portuguese Labour Code defines the workplace rules applicable to the employees of a business.
- Doing business in Luxembourg: Staff welfare — 28 April 2012, 13:23 CET
The Labour Code in Luxembourg covers employee rights regarding health and safety in the workplace, discrimination, recruitment, dismissal, and employment contracts.
- Doing business in Lithuania: Staff welfare — 27 April 2012, 22:01 CET
This guide outlines the major social rules on staff welfare in Lithuania.
- Doing business in Latvia: Staff welfare — 24 April 2012, 12:33 CET
The guide summarizes the main legislation that sets out employment and social rules in Latvia.
- Doing business in Ireland: Staff welfare — 23 April 2012, 17:26 CET
Irish employment law and practice is based on a number of sources including Irish and EU-based legislation, decisions of the courts and custom and practice in this area.
- New Employment package: Towards a job-rich recovery - guide — 18 April 2012, 18:15 CET
With EU unemployment hitting record levels and forecasts of a grim economic outlook for the months ahead, the European Commission has come forward today with a set of concrete measures to boost jobs. The proposal focuses on the demand-side of job creation, setting out ways for EU Member States to encourage hiring by reducing taxes on labour or supporting business start-ups more. It also identifies the areas with the biggest job potential for the future: the green economy, health services and ICT. The policy communication underlines the need for a stronger employment and social dimension to EU governance and lays down ways to involve employers' and workers' representatives more in setting EU priorities.
- Doing business in Hungary: Staff welfare — 10 April 2012, 11:37 CET
Social legislation in Hungary ensures equal opportunities for men and women and sets health and safety standards at the workplace.
- Doing business in Estonia: Staff welfare — 09 April 2012, 12:29 CET
Laws in Estonia enforce equal treatment and non-discrimination in the workplace and define health and safety standards.
- Doing business in the Czech Republic: Staff welfare — 05 April 2012, 22:44 CET
This guide outlines the social rules and employment legislation in the Czech Republic.
- Doing business in Cyprus: Staff welfare — 03 April 2012, 12:27 CET
According to Cypriot legislation, banning all forms of discrimination with regard to employment and gender equality in terms of employees' rights and obligations in the workplace is guaranteed through relevant acts, both in employment and in vocational education.
- Doing business in Poland: Staff welfare — 03 April 2012, 12:04 CET
This guide outlines the social rules in Poland and the legislation that regulates workers' rights and employers' obligations.
- Doing business in Austria: Staff welfare — 30 March 2012, 00:49 CET
This guide gives brief information on the legislation which directs social rules in the workplace in Austria.
- Doing business in Finland: Staff welfare — 30 March 2012, 00:50 CET
The Ministry of Employment and the Economy's Strategy and Foresight Unit coordinates equality and equal opportunities matters in Finland, as well as the Ministry's sustainable development policy.