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Why are working life researchers so reluctant to talk about the future?

(Oct 23, 2015) This summer Ann Bergman really managed to ignite the debate on working life research. In an article in the Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies she asked why working life researchers are so uninterested in the future.

Do we have a true image of the new working life?

Do we have a true image of the new working life?

(Oct 23, 2015) For many years there has been talk about the new working life, where work is more about doing something meaningful than about making money. But are we really seeing the emergence of a new type of independent worker who feels collective agreements and permanent contracts are nothing but obstacles?

Stress and time pressure a challenge to Nordic work environments

(Oct 23, 2015) Time pressure is a considerably higher psychosocial risk factor in Nordic businesses compared to the rest of Europe. Nordic businesses also highlight a lack of time as the main obstacle to a good work environment.

Time pressure bigger work environment issue in the Nordics than rest of Europe

Time pressure bigger work environment issue in the Nordics than rest of Europe

(Sep 29, 2015) Psychosocial risk factors are identified as the main challenge by the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work in their second major survey of work environments in European countries.

New work environment agreement focuses on prevention and permanence

(Mar 06, 2015) Denmark’s work environment will be strengthened over the next four years with 135 million Danish kroner (€18m), mainly aimed at preventing violence, threats, workplace accidents and burnout.

Minimum wage could be on ETUC congress agenda

Minimum wage could be on ETUC congress agenda

(Feb 07, 2015) Nearly all European countries have now introduced a statutory minimum wage. At the end of 2014 Germany introduced a minimum wage of €8.50 an hour. But the Nordic countries are sticking to their agreement model.

Norway: strike against labour law reform, tough conflicts ahead

Norway: strike against labour law reform, tough conflicts ahead

(Feb 07, 2015) Will more short term contracts lead to more jobs for more people? Will it make it easier to access the labour market? Would it create more jobs or just more temporary staff? These questions are at the core of Norwegian workers’ fight against changes to the working environment act.

Challenge: gathering Europe in a joint vision for the work environment

Challenge: gathering Europe in a joint vision for the work environment

(Nov 12, 2014) 25 percent of workers in the EU have a job which causes them psychosocial problems like stress, according to the fifth European working conditions survey. The results have been analysed in a report by Eurofound in cooperation with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work. But measuring work environments is considerably harder than measuring unemployment.

Supermarket chain improves its psychological work environment

Supermarket chain improves its psychological work environment

(Nov 12, 2014) The Danish supermarket chain Netto has been nominated for this year’s Danish work environment award for improving its psychological work environment by preparing the group’s 10,000 mainly young employees in how to prevent and handle robberies and violent customers.

I follow safety instructions — they didn’t make them as a joke

I follow safety instructions — they didn’t make them as a joke

(Nov 12, 2014) For Mathias Schou Sørensen and many other young Danes, a supermarket job is their first step into working life and their first meeting with work environment challenges — of which young people get more than their fair share.

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