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  • Article
    16 december 2013

    The French Labour Ministry’s annual report, Collective Bargaining 2012 (in
    French, 4.3MB PDF) [1], was published on 2 July 2013 at the National
    Commission of Collective Negotiations. The report shows that the number of
    collective agreements has increased at all levels except the national
    inter-professional level. The report also provides information on key issues
    and areas of concern, data on the number of agreements concluded and
    identifies trends in the issues addressed by collective bargaining.

    [1] http://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/Bilan_NC_en_2012_signets_.pdf

  • Article
    16 december 2013

    The Draft law guaranteeing the future and justice of the pension system (in
    French) [1] was presented to France’s Council of Ministers on September 18.
    As requested by the President, François Hollande, it does not raise the
    statutory retirement age because it would disadvantage those who started work
    young, without going on to further education. Instead, financial balance in
    the pension system will be restored by extending the contribution period in
    both the private and public sectors.

    [1] http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichLoiPreparation.do?idDocument=JORFDOLE000027964313&type=general

  • Article
    16 december 2013

    The French vocational training system has been described by Labour Minister
    Michael Sapin as being in ‘a time-worn state’. Companies with 10 or more
    employees have, since the system was established1971, been compelled to
    contribute a percentage of their payroll costs to the financing of vocational
    training. As shown in the table, in 1991 this obligation was extended to
    businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

  • Article
    16 december 2013

    In Hungary, teaching has never been a well-paid profession. There have been
    no significant wage increases for some time, and in recent years working
    conditions have deteriorated, especially for those new to the profession.
    This is likely to be one of the reasons that many teachers move to new jobs,
    either in Hungary or abroad. In its 2012–2013 programme, the government set
    out a clear plan to increase teachers’ wages, improve working conditions
    and improve the quality of education. Rózsa Hoffmann, Secretary of State for
    Education, said:

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