LIBRA - Let's Improve Bargaining, Relations and Agreements on workand life times balance
LIBRA(Let’s Improve Bargaining, Relations and Agreements on work and life times balance) is a project cofunded by the European Commission, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, budget heading 04.03.03.01, Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue. The Report presents the aim of the project: to experiment a range of new and best job models that are designed to promote a work life balance, diversity management and equal opportunities in the workplaces mainly by strengthening the capabilitie of workers’representatives in their collective bargaining and social dialogue in all levels of the industrial relations. To this aim, using a comparative anal ysis of the legal framework and best job practices of the countries involved in the LIBRA Project: namely, Italy, Belgium, Hungary, and Romania, have analyzed some of the most important instruments of flexibility of time schedules adopted in the workplaces. This final report is organized into three parts. The first part presents the policies of the European frameworks for work life balance; the second part is dedicated to the frameworks of all partner countries; and the last part summaries the existing literature related to the work life balance issues.