Quality of employment conditions and employment relations in Europe: a report based on the fifth European Working Conditions Survey = Ποιότητα των συνθηκών απασχόλησης και των σχέσεων απασχόλησης στην Ευρώπη: περίληψη
De Witte, Hans
Van Aerden, Karen
Corporate nameEuropean Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
This study aims to provide an in-depth analysis of the quality of employment conditions and relations as experienced by the European employed workforce. Employment conditions have to do with agreements between employees and their employer about the organisation of employment in terms of issues such as contractual forms, rewards, working hours and training. Employment relations refer to the way all stakeholders at work interact with each other, both in a formal (such as collective bargaining processes) and informal (such as contact with their supervisor or social support) sense. This report uses the term ‘quality of employment’ to indicate the domain of the study. This domain is far less developed in terms of empirical indicators than the field of intrinsic job characteristics, which makes this report an important reference for formulating policy.