EU hotel and restaurant sector: work and employment conditions
Klein Hesselink, J.
van den Berg, R.
van den Bossche, S.
van den Heuvel, F.
In 2000, the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (the Foundation) carried out the third European Survey on Working Conditions. In that survey, information was collected on the working conditions, health and wellbeing of employed and self-employed persons in the 15 Member States of the European Union. The Foundation’s three surveys from the years 1990, 1995 and 2000 provide a dynamic picture of the development of a number of main characteristics in working conditions (Houtman et al, 2002). The general picture that emerged from the surveys is sufficient to set priorities, but not detailed enough to understand the reasons underlying the situation described, and the policies undertaken at various levels to deal with it. The Foundation therefore initiated research to look at the quality of work and employment in two sectors: ‘hotels and restaurants’ and ‘road transport’. The objective of these sectoral surveys was to provide a cross-sectional view of the work and employment conditions in each country. The research project also aimed to collect information on social dialogue in the sectors.
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