Working Conditions in Europe
Working Conditions in Europe

Labour legislation, collective bargaining systems and challenges for the new Europe in the paper, chemical and energy industries

by Jyrki Raina

Commissioned and published by
the Finnish Paperworkers’ Union,
Chemical Workers’ Union, and
Finnish Electrical Workers’ Union

Published in Finnish in 2003
(manuscript dated 12 May 2003)

Published in English in 2005

English translation by Juhani Artto
revised by Daryl Taylor
and Susanna Bell (2.3 and 2.4)

Working Conditions in Europe - päävalikko
COVER PAGE
CONTENTS
TO THE READER
ABBREVIATIONS
1 INTRODUCTION
2 LABOUR LEGISLATION AND COLLECTIVE AGREEMENTS
3 SOCIAL SECURITY
4 PURCHASING POWER OF WAGE AND SALARY EARNERS
5 CHALLENGES OF THE NEW EUROPE