Christine Aumayr-Pintar is a research manager in the Working Life unit at Eurofound. She manages the quarterly reporting from the European Observatory of Working Life (EurWORK) and its associated products, in cooperation with Eurofound’s European network of European correspondents. She also works in the areas of pay and industrial relations and contributes to sectoral representativeness studies. Before joining Eurofound in 2009, she worked as a researcher in labour markets and regional economics at Joanneum Research, Austria. She studied economics in Graz, Vienna and Jönköping and holds a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Economics.
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Press releases • Jun 12, 2014 13:39 BST
Nominal collectively agreed pay increases remained limited in the majority of EU Member States in 2013. However, because of lower inflation rates, employees in a number of European countries saw the purchasing power of their wages increase, reflecting a change from the post-crisis trend that had been observed since 2011. Eurofound’s annual update on pay is out.
News • Feb 17, 2015 10:25 GMT
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.
News • Jul 08, 2020 07:00 BST
Minimum wage workers around Europe are in the simultaneous position of being increasingly called upon to provide essential services during COVID-19 confinement and response measures; as well as being more likely to be made redundant or furloughed due to their concentration in highly impacted sectors.
News • Feb 10, 2021 07:00 GMT
Eurofound has published updated monthly comparable data, converted to euro and standardised across 12 months, for 21 EU Member States and the United Kingdom for 2021
Minimum wages raised in most EU countries in 2020, but more women still earning the minimum wage than men
News • Jun 04, 2020 07:00 BST
Statutory minimum wages were raised in most EU countries for 2020 – in many even substantially, such as in Poland 17%, Slovakia 12%, and Czechia 11% - according to Eurofound’s ‘Minimum wages in 2020: Annual review’ published today.
News • Jun 13, 2019 11:30 BST
The latest Annual Review of minimum wages in Europe gives a detailed analysis of minimum wage rates across Europe, and not only looks at the nominal and real terms increased in minimum wages - but also levels of taxation and net pay.
Blog posts • Nov 05, 2020 15:45 GMT
The gender pay gap in gross hourly earnings in the EU was 14.8% in 2018. To help combat discriminatory pay practices by employers, the European Commission recommended in 2014 the introduction of pay transparency measures in all Member States. But more than half still have not implemented any such measures. Where do Member States currently stand on the agenda?
Blog posts • Oct 28, 2020 11:00 GMT
New data from Eurofound’s European Company Survey (ECS) show that two-thirds of workers (private sector, with more than 10 employees, EU27) are estimated to have their wages set via a collective wage agreement. Bargaining coverage is substantially higher in countries where there are sectoral agreements and where these are frequently extended to non-covered companies or workers.
Blog posts • Feb 19, 2019 13:00 GMT
Ein Jahr nach der Einführung des Entgelttransparenzgesetzes sind die ersten Befunde noch nicht wirklich beeindruckend. Dieses Gesetz ist Deutschlands Antwort auf die Empfehlung der Europäischen Kommission von 2014, zumindest eine von vier Lohntransparenz-Maßnahmen einzuführen, um die Lohnschere zwischen Männern und Frauen zu schließen.
Blog posts • Apr 23, 2019 13:00 BST
Seniority entitlements have largely been on the decline since the 1990s, and have been gradually phased-out from legislation in Europe, as well as in collective agreements. However, it would be premature to dismiss seniority-based entitlements as a thing of the past, as they remain in force across Europe, even if the more expansive term of ‘relevant experience’ is preferred.