Van Gyes, Guy
22 Duben 2014
This report maps the impact of the global financial, economic and public debt crisis on industrial relations and working conditions at national level in the EU Member States from 2008 to end 2012. The impact of the crisis on industrial relations is mapped with regard to the actors, processes and outcomes. Working conditions, covering the EU27 and Norway, maps the impact on employment conditions, working time arrangements and work–life balance, work organisation and psychosocial risks and on health and well-being at work. It uses comparative national-level information and data from Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) and European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS), the European Social Survey (ESS) and the EU Labour Force Surveys (EU LFS).
23 Květen 2013
The State Secretary for Civil Services in Belgium, Hendrik Bogaert, is planning to reform the career structure of the country’s 80,000 public sector workers. The aim is to create more dynamic career patterns in the sector, although the plans also include cost-saving measures.
16 Červenec 2012
In 2010, women made up less than 10% of the members of management boards in Belgium. To address the situation, a plan was adopted by Belgium’s parliament in June 2011 which introduced a quota system whereby at least 30% of the seats on management boards should be given to women (BE1106021I ).  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/law-sets-30-quota-for-women-on-management-boards
24 Červen 2012
The Career Agreement (397Kb PDF) , published by the Flanders Social and Economic Council (SERV ), is a recurrent part of the so-called VESOC  agreement of 1995. This Flemish social and economic dialogue relates to the areas of employment policy over which the Flemish regional government has authority, within Belgium’s federal structure. When fully operational, it will provide €25m worth of measures to help vulnerable groups in the Flemish labour market.  http://serv.be/sites/default/files/documenten/VESOC_20120217_Loopbaanakkoord_0.pdf  http://www.serv.be/serv  http://www.serv.be/serv/thema/37
30 Květen 2012
A recent article in the /Journal of Social Policy/ by Ive Marx, Josefine Vanhille and Gerlinde Verbist on ways to combat in-work poverty in continental Europe based on the case of Belgium begins with a discussion of the data from Belgium, definitions and methods. It continues with a brief sketch of the extent and specific nature of in-work poverty in continental European welfare states and Belgium in particular. The focus then turns to an examination of four policy options:
04 Duben 2012
After a record breaking 541 days of political negotiations, a new coalition government was sworn in on 6 December 2011 in Belgium led by Walloon socialist Elio Di Rupo. The new government quickly embarked on an ambitious reform and austerity programme, bringing the country's budget deficit in line with European Union rules and keeping the government out of the eurozone debt crisis.
04 Duben 2012
Belgium's new cabinet was sworn in on 6 December 2011, ending a national political stalemate that lasted 541 days. Elio Di Rupo, from a family of Italian immigrants, became Belgium’s first French-speaking prime minister since 1974 and he is also the EU's first openly gay government leader.
20 Únor 2012
In a ruling of 7 July 2011, the Belgian Constitutional Court (Grondwettelijk hof ) gave the Belgian legislator two years to abolish the difference in employment statutes between blue-collar workers (arbeiders) and white-collar employees (bedienden), because it violates constitutional rules on discrimination and equal treatment.  http://www.const-court.be/
29 Leden 2012
Negotiations on employment conditions are generally difficult in a sector which covers mainly health, social and cultural work, combining public and private-not-for-profit institutions, organisations and social enterprises. To obtain a better bargaining position takes heavier lobbying and, indeed, strikes and protests. Employees and unions have been lobbying for more than a year for a new agreement with their ‘white rage’ campaign . The strike of 6 June 2011 coincided with the fifth white rage protest in four months. The strongest demands were for a reduction of workload and a rise in wages.  http://www.wittewoede.be
10 Listopad 2011
The main results of the WAGEGAP project were presented at a seminar on 30 May 2011 organised by two research centres associated with the University of Leuven – HIVA  and the Faculty of Business and Economics . The event was supported by the Council for Equal Opportunities for Men and Women .  http://hiva.kuleuven.be/en/  http://econ.kuleuven.be/eng/  http://www.raadvandegelijkekansen.be/nl