Job Quality and Inclusive Working Conditions

work package 2

Focus

The objective of this work package is to address and critically examine job quality and inclusive working conditions (JQIWC) of care workers, in the public and private care sector, in formal and informal economies. This work package will provide comprehensive data collection and innovative socio-legal research on care workers and care work in national, comparative and EU/international contexts, as well as dialogue with stakeholders, and form a basis for evidence-based policy strategies and responses.

Task

Task 2.1: Data collection and research and analysis in various national contexts within the EU

Thanks to the analysis of legal sources (collective bargaining, employment contracts), labour market ( composition of care sector, characteristic of care workers) and industrial relations (trade unionization of care workers, strategies of employers, trade unions and collective bargaining) in six Member States, the partners involved will issue a draft report on JQIWC for care workers which will take into account the interplay between EU/international level and will provide the basis for Task.2.4.

Task 2.2: Data collection and research and analysis in a comparative and EU/international context

Legal analysis of legal sources, including collective bargaining and employment contracts, at EU and international level; labour market analysis, including composition of the care sector, labour market situation and characteristics of care workers; industrial relations analysis, including trade unionisation of care workers, strategies of employers, trade unions and collective bargaining, social partner relations and industrial relations systems.

Task 2.3: Dialogue with stakeholders aimed at research dissemination, exchange of best practices, and policy development

Each national partner will organize a consultation at the national level with domestic stakeholders to discuss the findings of the research activities conduced in the work packages 2 and 3. Thanks to the organizational support of TOUR4EU, the leaders of the two work packages will organize a seminar at the EU level involving partners and representatives of stakeholders (trade unions, families’ and employers’ reps, civil society organizations, governments, EU/international organizations)

Task 2.4: Definition of final draft of national and comparative reports

In order to finalize the report of national and comparative analysis, academic law partners will revise the drafts and will hold further consultation with stakeholders.

Expected outcomes

D2.1: Summary table of national and comparative JQIWC reports

D2.2: Consultation meetings minutes

D2.3: National and comparative JQIWC reports

Who’s in first line

UNI Lund is lead partner for WP2 and will carry out Tasks 2.1 and 2.3, with specific responsibility for Task 2.2 and comparative analysis. All the Universities will carry tasks 2.1 and 2.3, while EFFE and EFSI will be more actively engaged in Task 2.3.