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Minimum wage workers on the front line of COVID-19 fallout

Minimum wage workers on the front line of COVID-19 fallout

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.

Minimum wages raised in most EU countries in 2020, but more women still earning the minimum wage than men

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.

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

EU priorities: Working for a strong Europe

News   •   Feb 27, 2020 15:46 GMT

The new von der Leyen Commission took office on 1 December 2019. Having adopted its first work programme on 29 January 2020, the Commission sets out its plans for a transition to a fair, climate-neutral and digital Europe. It outlines six top priorities. Eurofound’s work directly feeds into a number of these key areas aimed at creating a strong social Europe.

Workers in newer Member States expected to work three weeks more per year

Workers in newer Member States expected to work three weeks more per year

News   •   Oct 03, 2019 10:00 BST

Workers in Member States that joined the EU after May 2004 were expected to work close to three full working weeks per year more than those in ‘older’ Member States in 2018.

[Audio News Release] Large differences in tax contributions of minimum wage workers across Europe

[Audio News Release] Large differences in tax contributions of minimum wage workers across Europe

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.

[Audio News Release]: Women over-represented among minimum and low-wage earners

[Audio News Release]: Women over-represented among minimum and low-wage earners

News   •   Jun 06, 2019 12:00 BST

The latest Annual Review of minimum wages in Europe shows that there have been increases to the minimum wage across almost all Member States, in both nominal and real terms. The report also highlights that women are over-represented among minimum and low-wage earners.

[Audio de Comunicado de prensa] Los cambios en los salarios mínimos en Europa podrían tener implicaciones generalizadas

[Audio de Comunicado de prensa] Los cambios en los salarios mínimos en Europa podrían tener implicaciones generalizadas

News   •   Jun 05, 2019 15:31 BST

La última revisión anual de los salarios mínimos en Europa muestra que se han producido aumentos significativos en los salarios mínimos de varios Estados miembros de la UE, tanto en términos nominales como reales.

Les salaires minima ont augmenté dans toute l'Europe, mais les travailleurs à bas salaires sentiront ils la différence ?

Les salaires minima ont augmenté dans toute l'Europe, mais les travailleurs à bas salaires sentiront ils la différence ?

News   •   Jun 04, 2019 11:05 BST

La plupart des États membres de l'UE ont enregistré des hausses de salaires pour les bénéficiaires de salaire minimum et les bas salaires, les salaires minimums et les bas salaires ont en effet progressé dans la plupart d'entre eux, du fait de l’augmentation des salaires minima légaux qui ont augmenté dans presque tous les pays depuis janvier 2018.

Minimum wages have increased across Europe, but will low-wage workers feel the difference?

Minimum wages have increased across Europe, but will low-wage workers feel the difference?

News   •   Jun 04, 2019 11:00 BST

There have been wage increases for minimum and low-wage earners in most EU Member States, with rises in statutory minimum wages in almost all countries since January 2018. While these increases are welcomed as good news for minimum wage workers, Eurofound’s research shows workers may not automatically feel the positive impacts of these changes.

Publication alert: Annual review of working life

Publication alert: Annual review of working life

News   •   Oct 23, 2018 15:56 BST

2017 was a good year for the majority of EU Member States in terms of recovery of employment. However, while the EU28 as a whole is now exceeding its pre-crisis employment rate, in 2017 it was still 2.8 percentage points short of its 2020 target of an overall employment rate of 75%. In addition, several Member States' employment rates continue to lag behind those witnessed a decade ago.

Europe’s frayed ends: Understanding the challenges of 21st century burnout

Europe’s frayed ends: Understanding the challenges of 21st century burnout

News   •   Sep 10, 2018 14:55 BST

The effects of burnout on workers can be severe; without detection and proper treatment burnout symptoms can last several years – impacting not just the health of individual workers, but also business success and broader economic performance. However, a lack of clear definition and understanding of burnout has resulted in a disparate and fragmented policy response at national level.

Forthcoming research: Burnout in Europe

Forthcoming research: Burnout in Europe

News   •   Aug 17, 2018 11:46 BST

In September Eurofound will release a new report on Burnout in Europe, examining what causes burnout, the effects of burnout, and mapping where in Europe it is considered an occupational disease.

Minimum wages continue to climb across Europe

Minimum wages continue to climb across Europe

News   •   Apr 19, 2018 09:00 BST

Increases to minimum wages have gathered pace since 2010, with the highest increases recorded in countries which had the lowest minimum wages. However a large gap remains, with minimum wage workers in Bulgaria, the country with the lowest statutory minimum wage, earning just one-eighth the salary of minimum wages workers in Luxembourg, which has the highest rate.

Evidence-based research is fundamental to gender equality in Europe

Evidence-based research is fundamental to gender equality in Europe

News   •   Mar 06, 2018 16:00 GMT

Ahead of International Women’s Day on 8 March we invite you to explore the issue of gender equality in depth, to read about the different areas in which gender equality is most urgently needed. Eurofound assists in the development of better social, employment and work-related policies for all EU citizens and those that call Europe home.

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

European Statistics Day: Get your facts straight with Eurofound

News   •   Oct 20, 2017 11:19 BST

20 October is European Statistics Day, an initiative of the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) and with the support of the members of the European Statistical System and the European System of Central Banks.

Trend of converging working time across 28 EU Member States has stalled

Trend of converging working time across 28 EU Member States has stalled

News   •   Aug 17, 2017 07:45 BST

The difference in working time between workers in the 28 EU Member States remains large and is especially marked between the ‘older’ 15 EU Member States and the 13 new Member States that joined the EU since 2004, according to new research from Eurofound.

What was it like to live and work in Europe in 2016?

What was it like to live and work in Europe in 2016?

News   •   May 30, 2017 09:30 BST

2016 was a landmark year for Europe, both politically and economically. Eurofound's 2016 yearbook shows the latest developments in the work and lives of Europeans, describing trends and transitions in the areas of employment and jobs, workplace practices, working life and quality of life.

Network of European correspondents annual meeting

Network of European correspondents annual meeting

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 16:27 GMT

The annual meeting of Eurofound’s correspondents – in the fourth and final year of the current contract – will take place in Dublin on 27–28 March. Guest speaker Raymond Maes, Deputy Head of Unit at the European Commission’s DG Employment, will outline the EU priorities for the coming period.

Eurofound seeks academic experts to advise on work

Eurofound seeks academic experts to advise on work

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 16:25 GMT

Eurofound is in the process of drawing up a list of academic experts to cover the research areas of its 2017–2020 programme. Experts may be asked to advise on planned research approaches and methodologies or to carry out peer reviews.

Eurofound hosts delegation from Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

Eurofound hosts delegation from Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 16:23 GMT

Eurofound hosted a delegation from the European Parliament’s Committee on Employment and Social Affairs in Dublin on 20–21 February. The delegation included Jean Lambert MEP (Greens/EFA), Joëlle Mélin MEP (ENF), Laura Agea MEP (EFDD), Javi López MEP (S&D), and Lynn Boylan MEP (GUE/ NGL).