28 August 2013
France’s Survey on Labour Activity and Employment Status (ACEMO ) was first launched in 1946. The survey has existed in its present form since 2006 and is conducted quarterly. It covers all private sectors except agriculture. The survey includes about 34,000 workplaces that have at least 10 employees.  http://www.insee.fr/fr/methodes/default.asp?page=definitions/enquete-acemo.htm
21 August 2013
Youth unemployment is a central issue in French labour market policymaking. At the end of 2012, the unemployment rate among 15–24-year-olds peaked at 25.7%. A central problem is the employability of poorly qualified young labour market entrants. It is estimated that there are 500,000 unskilled young people looking for work, and that around 150,000 new young jobseekers enter the labour market each year.
16 Mai 2013
In 1998, the Government of Luxembourg , after consultation with the social partners, issued a National Action Plan for Employment (LU9805157F ). Its aim was to maintain job levels and fight unemployment. As a consequence, Article 20(4) of the 2004 Collective Employment Relations Act (in French, 133Kb PDF)  states that collective agreements must include provisions on working time , employment, training and gender equality .  http://www.gouvernement.lu/  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/national-action-plan-includes-measures-to-modernise-work-organisation  http://www.legilux.public.lu/leg/a/archives/2004/0119/a119.pdf  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/working-time  www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/gender-equality
12 Mai 2013
The latest Medical Monitoring Survey of Professional Risks (SUMER 2010) draws on employee questionnaires and employee interviews with company medical officers to look at working conditions in France. Data are presented on work organisation (including working time), behavioural indicators and exposure to potentially harmful working conditions in the public and private sectors. Exposure to occupational risks differed considerably between sectors and subsectors.
07 März 2013
The independence contract (/contrat d’autonomie/) was introduced in 2008 as part of the ‘Hope for the suburbs’ programme. The programme aimed to help young people – those aged between16 and 25, or up to 30 in special circumstances – from disadvantaged areas to find employment. The plan was to offer work contracts of at least six months, or an apprenticeship. For poorly qualified young people, a training programme was provided. Others were given help setting up their own businesses.
08 November 2012
Road accidents are the major cause of work-related deaths in France. According to a report (in French, 76Kb PDF)  from the Ministry of Labour, Employment, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue,  more than 57% of all fatal work-related injuries in France are sustained on the road, either while on a business trip or on the way to work. These figures prompted the ministry to declare tackling work-related road accidents a priority in improving occupational health and safety.  http://www.travailler-mieux.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/synthese_camp-risque-rout-prof-difussion12juillet2012.pdf  http://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/
15 August 2012
Between March and June 2012, the social partners from employers’ associations and trade unions took part in deliberations organised by the French National Agency for the Improvement of Working Conditions (Anact ) on Quality of Life at Work, in preparation for negotiations on a new national interprofessional agreement due to begin in September 2012.  http://www.anact.fr
31 Juli 2012
A study (in French, 401Kb PDF)  published by the Ministry of Employment’s Office for Research, Studies and Statistics (Dares ) in February 2012 used data from the French Labour Force Survey  (LFS) carried out by National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee ) to analyse recent developments in the entry of young people into the labour market in terms of their level of educational attainment.  http://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/2012-013-2.pdf  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/etudes-recherche-statistiques-de,76/  http://www.insee.fr/fr/themes/theme.asp?theme=3&souspop=  http://www.insee.fr
30 Mai 2012
A study on jobs in the green economy (in French, 326Kb PDF)  published by DARES  (the Ministry of Employment’s Office for Research, Studies and Statistics) in March 2012 examined the typology and characteristics of such jobs in France in 2008.  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/2012-018.pdf  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/etudes-recherche-statistiques-de,76/
18 Dezember 2011
The ageing population and the consequent increase in the share of older workers in the workforce have raised concerns among both policy makers and social partners across Europe. In France, the employment rate of older workers is still below the EU average, although it has increased slightly in the last decade. The ‘Survey of the management of employees aged 50 and older’ (EGS50+) finds that while explicit ‘age management’ in French workplaces is now more common and employers’ views about older workers has improved, perceptions of workers who are over the age of 50 are still ambivalent.