Difference between working conditions inside Europe.
In Europe are differences in salary, rewards and the working conditions. In the north European countries are the employees satisfied with the working conditions. Denmark has the highest proportion of satisfied workers 93.4 % followed by the United Kingdom (92.7%), Austria (89.6% ), Germany (89.2%) and the Netherlands (89.2%) The percentage of satified workers in most EU 15 countries (the countries who were member of European Union before 1th of April) are higher than the EU 27 (included the countries who joined after 1 April) . If you see the facts from a welfare perspective workers from countries with a higher Gross national product are in general more satified with their working conditions.
How you can explain the differences between work experiences of employees?
The differences in work experience between countries can be partly explained by the types of work. The type of in the European member states is not the same in every country. Examples of countries who are not in the same proportions prevented in the states are It usage and machine use. In countries where the use of IT is high , the machine using is low and as well vice versa. For the Scandinavian countries is the usage of IT high and low machine utilization. But if we look to the most eastern and southern European countries this is just the reserve. Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey have even a significantly lower IT use than the other countries.
Employees who think that the job is a risk for the health.
Also on this subject are many differences between the European members. The employees of Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom have a low percentage of people who are afraid for their health by their work. The percentage is around 20 percent. Latvia, Poland and Greece are the other side on this point. Around 70% percent think that the work has an influence on their health. Also another notable difference between the psychological symptoms. In Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia for example are high rates of physical symptoms but low rates of mental health. The reverse is in Sweden.
A trend in the European union is that the intensity of work increases in the EU 15. And the intensity of the new member states increased. Another trend is an increase in the face of violence. But the satisfaction with working conditions is through the years remained almost unchanged.
In short conclusion you can say that the European Union try to be one, but the difference of working, and culture makes this harder.
Eurofound, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions.