Working Conditions and Non-Standard Forms of Work

IES co-ordinated a comparative analytical study for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions to look at working conditions for people engaged in non-standard forms of work in all EU member states. This included forms of working such as zero hours contracts, people working fewer than 10 hours a week, and those on very short fixed-term contracts.

The aim was to identify the main issues and themes that are relevant to this types of working in the countries studied, enabling comparisons to be made across countries and also to facilitate the identification and sharing of best practice.