Workplace stress levels in Slovenia among highest in Europe

Ljubljana – Slovenia is among the European countries with the highest levels of stress at work. This is also one of the main reasons for missing work and short-time working, accounting for 50-60% of all lost working days, according to the career and employment portal

Polish Medical Workers Stage Largest Protest in Years as COVID 4th Wave Hits

Polish medical workers have been in conflict with the government for years, beginning in 2017 when a residents' hunger strike forced the government to make concessions. But the promises have not been kept, these frontline staff argue, pushing them back onto the streets. Photo: BIRN.

EP Set to Guarantee Labor Mobility within EU, Ensure Fair Working Conditions for All

Labour mobility within the EU should be made easier for workers as well as for employers, with clearer rules to ensure fair, equality-based working conditions. This is the aim of a report drafted by European People's Party MEP Radan Kanev and his team before the start of the corona-crisis, a report that has acquired particular importance in light of the restrictions connected with the pandemic.

EU Prosecutor's Office Will Investigate Purchases of Anti-Covid Supplies by GERB Government

The Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Bulgaria informed the Ministry of Health that the materials sent by the ministry regarding contracts for the supply of lung ventilation devices, respirators, personal protective equipment, disinfectants and medicines were handed over to the European Prosecutor's Office.

Labour Inspectorate receives 28% more reports of violations in 2020

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s Labour Inspectorate received 9,260 reports of violations in 2020, an increase of 28% compared to 2019. 6,867 reports were connected to employment relations, 2,043 in the field of occupational safety and health, and 350 reports were connected to social affairs. The inspectorate carried out 17,334 inspections last year.

Eurostat: Bulgaria Has Lowest Home Office Rates in EU

Bulgaria had the lowest percentage in the European Union of people working from home in 2020, at 1.2 per cent compared with an EU average of 12.3 per cent in the 15-64 age group, the bloc's statistics agency Eurostat said on May 17.

The social distancing measures that were introduced as a response to the Covd-19 pandemic forced many people to work from home, Eurostat said.

Cancellation of job description for micro-enterprises turns employees into slaves

The amendment by the Government of the labour legislation by eliminating the obligation of micro-enterprises to draw up in writing the job description for employees changes the status of millions of citizens from employees to slaves, it is mentioned in a release issued on Thursday by the National Trade Union Bloc (BNS).