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Sandra Vogel Expertise 13. July 2013 Impact of the crisis on working conditions

The case of Germany

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Impact of the crisis on working conditions
Sandra Vogel Expertise 13. July 2013

Impact of the crisis on working conditions

Expertise for Eurofound

German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

The case of Germany

On behalf of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Working and Living Conditions, this analysis looks into the impact that the financial and economic crisis had on working conditions in Germany. As the results show, employees working in establishments greatly affected by the crisis also faced changes in their working conditions. Shorter working hours, wage concessions and the usage of flexible employment forms however contributed to a comparatively stable labour market situation and helped retaining workers’ jobs. National measures introduced by the federal government as well as industry-specific solutions arranged by the social partners supported firms in their struggle to overcome the recession.

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Impact of the crisis on working conditions
Sandra Vogel Expertise 13. July 2013

Sandra Vogel: Impact of the crisis on working conditions – The case of Germany

Expertise for Eurofound

German Economic Institute (IW) German Economic Institute (IW)

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Forms of Employee Participation and Conflict Management in the Workplace
Carolin Fulda / Hagen Lesch IW-Trends No. 3 1. August 2023

Forms of Employee Participation and Conflict Management in the Workplace

An analysis based on the IW Personnel Panel showed which topics of conflict emerged in the workplace and how these conflicts were resolved. According to this data from 2022 works councils were present in 11 per cent of all companies.

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Andrea Hammermann / Roschan Monsef IW-Trends No. 3 19. July 2023

The Ecological and Digital Transformations

The participation of the labour force is a key element in both the ecological and digital transformations, since without their effort and know-how, these parallel processes cannot be successfully completed.

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