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  • Article
    6 Dezember 2006

    In June 2006, representatives of the Ministry of Education and Science
    (Švietimo ir mokslo ministerija, ŠMM [1]) presented the draft law on
    vocational education and training to the social partners at the Tripartite
    Council of the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublikos Trišale taryba,
    LRTT [2]). The draft proposal was developed within the framework of the
    implementation plan of the 2004–2008 programme (144Kb PDF) [3] of the
    Government of the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybe, LRV
    [4]).

    [1] http://www.smm.lt/
    [2] http://www.lrtt.lt/
    [3] http://www.lrv.lt/engl/vyr-programos_en/en_14_programa.pdf
    [4] http://www.lrv.lt/

  • Article
    6 Dezember 2006

    Lithuania’s economy has been expanding since 2002, growing by 7%–10% per
    year. At the same time, the population has experienced large-scale economic
    migration since 2004. Consequently, a labour shortage has emerged in the
    country in the past few years. This problem is constantly raised by
    Lithuanian employers, who urge the Government of the Republic of Lithuania
    (Lietuvos Respublikos Vyriausybe, LRV [1]) to take measures to supply the
    national economy with the required labour force.

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

  • Article
    6 Dezember 2006

    Participants at the annual conference of the Trades Union Congress (TUC [1]),
    held during September 2006, debated and adopted a new policy statement on
    Europe, which was prepared by the TUC’s general council. The TUC believes
    that, in light of the successful trade union campaign against the proposed EU
    directive on the provision of services in the internal market [2], and in
    preparation for the 2007 congress of the European Trade Union Confederation
    (ETUC [3]), it is time to ‘relaunch the campaign for a social Europe’.

    [1] http://www.tuc.org.uk/
    [2] http://www.europarl.europa.eu/comparl/imco/services_directive/default_en.htm
    [3] http://www.etuc.org/

  • Article
    6 Dezember 2006

    Management and trade unions at the state-owned Electricity Supply Board (ESB
    [1]) received some adverse media attention after the government decided to
    publish a review of the electricity sector by Deloitte & Touche. The review
    helped to inform the government’s green paper on energy policy, Towards a
    sustainable energy future for Ireland (4.7Mb PDF) [2], published on 30
    September 2006.

    [1] http://www.esb.ie/main/home/index.jsp
    [2] http://www.dcmnr.gov.ie/NR/rdonlyres/54C78A1E-4E96-4E28-A77A-3226220DF2FC/26716/EnergyGreenPaper1October2006.pdf

  • Article
    6 Dezember 2006

    Growing conflict has emerged within General Motors (GM [1]) about the future
    of the group’s European plants. The cessation of one shift at the Ellesmere
    Port plant in the UK (*UK0606019I* [2]) and the decision to close the
    Azambuja plant in Portugal (HU0607069I [3]) represent the most serious
    challenges faced to date by the company’s European Works Council [4], known
    as the European Employees’ Forum (EEF), and by its strategy of cross-border
    coordination.

    [1] http://www.gm.com/
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/vauxhall-announces-job-losses-at-ellesmere-port-plant
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/workers-assembly-at-gm-opel-plant
    [4] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/european-works-councils

  • 4 Dezember 2006

    The report, on which this summary is based, examines the experience of companies that have been long-standing examples of good practice in age management and analyses the drivers and outcomes of workplace developments over the last decade. Effective action to improve the employment conditions of older workers involves government policies at different levels, the social partners and social dialogue, organisations and companies and, of course, older workers themselves. Within companies in the EU15, policies and practices designed to improve opportunities for older workers and to extend working life have developed significantly over the last decade.

  • Article
    29 November 2006

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but
    has not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the
    Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the
    responsibility of the authors.

  • Article
    29 November 2006

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but
    has not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the
    Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the
    responsibility of the authors.

  • Article
    29 November 2006

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but
    has not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the
    Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the
    responsibility of the authors.