Gaps in terms of quality of work and employment between « old » and « new » EU Member states

The OSE and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) decided to conduct joint research about the significant variations in quality of work and employment (QWE) between clusters of countries, representing the dichotomy between ‘old’ and ‘new’ EU Member States but also the diversity of welfare and employment regimes within the EU. Using the 5th European Working Conditions Survey, indexes of QWE are built around six main dimensions: socio-economic security, training and learning jobs, health and safety, work organisation, working time, rights and equity. The results will be published by the ETUI in French and English.
The preliminary results of the research have been presented at an EU level conference organised by ETUI on “Working conditions surveys: convergence and divergences” in Brussels the 26th and 27th of March 2012.