Strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector - Mapping exercise for all 27 EU MS

(May 2008) The project "Strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector in the new Member States and candidate countries was accompanied by research that looked at the following issues for the 27 EU Member States:

· The structure of the European hospital sector and trends in health care reform
· Employment in the health and social care sector
· Key features of the framework of industrial relations
· Collective bargaining and social dialogue structures in the hospital sector
· Key issues affecting the hospital sector labour market and the role of social dialogue

Strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector in the new Member States and candidate countries

A project for EPSU and HOSPEEM

Overview and Final reports, GHK, May 2008

Introduction

This overview aims to draw together the key findings from the research which accompanied the HOSPEEM/EPSU project on “strengthening social dialogue in the hospital sector in the new Member States and candidate countries”. This research looked at the following issues for the EU- 27 countries:

  • The structure of the European hospital sector and trends in health care reform
  • Employment in the health and social care sector
  • Key features of the framework of industrial relations
  • Collective bargaining and social dialogue structures in the hospital sector
  • Key issues affecting the hospital sector labour market and the role of social dialogue

The overview is not intended to be exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the full study report. As well as providing a comparative summary of the findings, it also includes tables highlighting key information and indicators for each country. It is intended that this overview can be amended and supplemented following discussions at the closing conference of the project in April 2008.

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