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  • Article
    20 Prosinec 2007

    For safety reasons, the Parisian department store La Samaritaine closed down
    on 30 April 2005; the site is due to reopen in 2011 (*FR0508101N* [1]). The
    closure was decided by the Louis Vuitton – Moët Hennessy (LVMH [2]) group,
    which has owned the store since 2001. The LVMH group decision took both
    employees and trade unions by surprise – especially the French Christian
    Workers’ Confederation (Confédération française des travailleurs
    chrétiens, CFTC [3]), which was the majority trade union at the department
    store.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/uncertain-future-for-la-samaritaine-workers
    [2] http://www.lvmh.com/
    [3] http://www.cftc.fr/

  • Article
    20 Prosinec 2007

    On 3 September 2007, the social partners in the catering and tourism sector
    concluded an annex to the pay-related part of the collective agreement for
    this sector. The negotiations began in February 2007. At the outset, strong
    disagreements emerged among the negotiating parties over the pay rise. The
    trade unions demanded a basic pay rise of 2.5% from 1 July 2007, but the
    employers rejected this request.

  • Article
    20 Prosinec 2007

    On 22 June 2007, euroscript – a division of the content management company
    euroscript International [1] – learnt that it had lost a significant part
    of the service contract with its main client, the Office for Official
    Publications of the European Communities (Publications Office [2]). The
    Publications Office had decided to award the contract for the next five years
    to a French company instead. The latter had made a more competitive offer by
    submitting a quotation 40% below that of euroscript for the same services.

    [1] http://www.euroscript.pl/
    [2] http://publications.europa.eu/index_en.htm

  • Article
    20 Prosinec 2007

    From 28 February to 10 April 2007, a strike took place at the PSA Peugeot
    Citroën [1] car manufacturing plant in Aulnay-sous-Bois in the northeastern
    suburbs of Paris.

    [1] http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/

  • Article
    20 Prosinec 2007

    The French-owned Auchan Group [1] has been operating in Italy since 1989. The
    Italian division was consolidated in 1996 through the purchase of 49% of the
    shares of the Rinascente Group. Rinascente, owned by the Agnelli family who
    founded the Fiat Group, is a well-established retail chain comprising many
    supermarkets and department stores throughout Italy. However, in 2004, the
    alliance between Auchan and Rinascente broke down due to financial
    difficulties within the Fiat Group (see, for example, *IT0405205F* [2],
    *IT0411305F* [3]).

    [1] http://www.groupe-auchan.com/groupe_auchan/auchan_monde/Italie.html
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/agreement-reached-at-fiat-melfi-after-major-industrial-action
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/fiat-workers-strike-against-reorganisation-plan

  • Article
    20 Prosinec 2007

    In a context of changing labour markets and high unemployment, the boundaries
    between dependent employment and self-employment have become increasingly
    blurred in recent years. This process has led to a growing interest in
    ‘economically dependent workers’ – workers who do not have a standard
    employment contract but depend on a single employer for their income. Against
    this background, a significant proportion of Bulgaria’s active population
    may come under the category of economically dependent workers, due to the
    prevalence of non-standard employment contracts in the country.

  • Article
    20 Prosinec 2007

    The Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos
    Respublikos Švietimo ir mokslo ministerija, SMM [1]) commissioned a study on
    the state of informal adult education in Lithuania in 2005. The research
    aimed to analyse the prevalence of informal adult education and the attitude
    of employers towards such training. In the context of the study, informal
    adult education was defined as learning designed to improve professional
    qualifications and participation in various informal self-education courses
    such as arts, foreign languages or computer literacy.

    [1] http://www.smm.lt/

  • Article
    20 Prosinec 2007

    In early 2003, the Flemish Social and Economic Council (Sociaal-Economische
    Raad Vlaanderen, SERV [1]) committed itself to developing a Flemish
    Workability Monitor [2] on the quality of work. The workability monitor is a
    measurement system, which is designed to follow up on the policy agreements
    made in the Vilvoorde Pact (in Dutch, 1.04Mb PDF) [3] on improving the
    quality of work (see report The Flemish workability monitor: A broad focus on
    quality of work (271Kb PDF) [4]). The first measurement was conducted in 2004
    and the data obtained were representative of sex, age and sector.

    [1] http://www.serv.be
    [2] http://www.serv.be/dispatcher.aspx?page_ID=50-00-00-00-000
    [3] http://aps.vlaanderen.be/straplan/beleidsinformatie/pact_vilvoorde.pdf
    [4] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/ewco/surveyreports/BE060601SD/BE060601SD.pdf

  • Article
    20 Prosinec 2007

    The research carried out by the Institute for Labour and Family Research
    (Stredisko pre štúdium práce a rodiny, SŠPR [1]) on mobbing [2] or
    bullying and sexual harassment at the workplace was commissioned by the
    Department of Family and Gender Policy within the Ministry of Labour, Social
    Affairs and Family (Ministerstvo práce, sociálnych vecí a rodiny
    Slovenskej republiky, MPSVR SR [3]). The data were collected in October 2006
    using the methodology of a standardised questionnaire survey on a sample of
    1,041 economically active adults. The sample was representative of both
    sexes, as well as people of various ages, educational levels and regions. The
    main aim of the survey was to investigate the incidence of mobbing and sexual
    harassment at the workplace.

    [1] http://www.sspr.gov.sk/
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/mobbing
    [3] http://www.employment.gov.sk/