EU sources - Eurofound publishes results of Sixth European Working Conditions Survey - December 31, 2015

The Eurofound’s 6th European Working Conditions Survey findings were presented at a joint high-level event with the Luxembourg EU Presidency. The report presents a diverse picture of Europe at work over time across countries, occupations, gender and age groups. The survey confirms a differentiated picture on working time: working hours continue to decrease, numbers working ‘part-time’ have increased and the self-employed work longer hours than employees. While fewer workers are working 48 hours or more, the number of workers working part-time (both 21-34 hours and 20 hours or less per week) has increased over time. While the overall gender gap has decreased, it remains significant, with men on average working 39 hours and women 33 hours a week in their main paid job. Concerning paid training, the report points out that young employees are more likely to learn new skills at work than older workers. Workers over 50 years old report lower prospect for career advancement and less training opportunities.

English: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/surveys/2015/sixth-european-working … 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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