04 August 2011
The study (in French, 164Kb PDF)  published by the French agency for Studies, Research and Statistics (DARES , part of the Ministry of Work, Employment and Health ) assesses the impact of subcontracting on working conditions. Drawing on data from the 2006–2007 Organisational Change and Information survey (/Changement Organisationnel et Informatisation/, COI ) researchers found that 29% of all companies with at least 20 employees undertake some form of subcontracting. There are three different types of subcontractors:  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/2011-011.pdf  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/etudes-recherche-statistiques-de,76/  http://www.travail-emploi-sante.gouv.fr/  http://www.enquetecoi.net/
25 November 2010
The reduction of working time has played a major role in lessening the impact of lowered production output on employment levels, and this project aims to investigate short-time working and temporary layoff schemes which have been used as a means of avoiding redundancies by many Member States during the recession. Eurofound has conducted an in-depth analysis of schemes available in nine Member States during the recent economic crisis. This is one of the individual country reports describing the German national public support scheme. A comparative analysis of all the individual schemes forms the thematic part of the ERM Report 2010 – Extending flexicurity – The potential of short-time working schemes.
14 März 2010
This report uses recent findings from two observatories of the European Foundation for the Improvement and Living Conditions (Eurofound); the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) and the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) – as well as Eurostat data, to examine trends in compensation for public employees (in particular, local government workers), employment levels and employment relations issues within the state sector. The main focus is on developments over the period of the economic crisis – that is, from 2008 to the present – in the 27 EU Member States (EU27) and Norway, but with reference where relevant to earlier material.