The main findings of the WISUTIL project on wages, hours and other working conditions are set out in chapters 3-6 of the main report. This also includes a more detailed analysis in chapter 7 of the data from Germany and the Netherlands - the two countries that produced that largest number of responses to the survey.
A number of presentations made at the WISUTIL conference in September 2011 provide an overview of the project, give some information (...)
Pay and conditions in energy, waste and water - the WISUTIL project
The WISUTIL project is about collecting a wide range of data on pay and conditions in the energy, water and waste utilities across Europe. The project is being co-ordinated by the AIAS institute at the University of Amsterdam who are organizing a conference on 26-27 September to discuss the findings of the project. They are working in collaboration with the FORBA research institute from Vienna.
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Initial results of a major international survey show that average pay in the utilities (energy, waste and water) varies significantly across Europe.
Even taking account of different standards of living, median hourly pay in the utilities in Germany at €25.38 is more than three times that in neighbouring Poland at €8.09.
The figures also show remarkable similarity of hourly rates in Sweden (€19.06), Netherlands (€19.09) and Denmark (€19.25).
The hourly median figures are set out in the chart (...)
The WISUTIL project covers occupational pay in the energy, waste and water sectors in 21 countries.
THE SURVEY PART OF THE PROJECT CLOSED ON 31 JULY 2011. THE RESULTS WILL BE DISCUSSED AT A CONFERENCE IN VIENNA ON 26-27 SEPTEMBER. DETAILS ARE HERE.
The survey was set up in the national languages of each of the 21 countries involved in the project. Click on the country name below to go to the national survey website:
The WISUTIL project aims at collecting a wide range of data on pay and conditions in the energy, water and waste utilities across Europe. The project is being co-ordinated by the AIAS institute at the University of Amsterdam who will be responsible for compiling a report analysing the findings from the data collection. The deadline for completing the surveys is 31 July 2011.
The report will cover:
1. Market structures and current trends;
2. Wages, including the incidence of low pay, (...)