Work-life balance

Rebalance: Trade unions’ strategies and good practices to promote work-life balance

By | Case-study, Social dialogue


This study analyses the effectiveness of trade-unions based on their effect on work-life balance in ten EU member states. This is done through a set of metrics: paternity leave, parental leave, flexible work arrangements, long-term care, economic incentives, childcare and other measures. While it highlights the general effectiveness of these measures it warns that they are the first to be dropped in a crisis. Further recommendations for good practice are also given.

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