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  • Article
    27 März 1997

    Law 21/96, which aims to reduce the working week to 40 hours, has given rise
    to labour disputes in certain sectors and some controversial statements. An
    official communication released by the Secretary of State for Employment in
    March attempts to shed light on the areas of concern.

  • Article
    27 März 1997

    When the Social Democrat Government presented its bill on a new, general
    unemployment insurance (prop 1996/97:107) on 13 March 1997 it had already
    secured a parliamentary majority for the proposal through negotiations with
    the Centre Party. It had also secured the support of the two major trade
    union confederations,LO (Landsorganisationen) and TCO (Tjänstemännens
    Centralorganisation) despite the fact that the two confederations were not
    entirely enamoured with the proposals.

  • Article
    27 März 1997

    In the new collective agreement in the Dutch building industry, signed in
    March 1997, a relatively large pay increase has been matched by a degree of
    increased flexibility regarding the use of temporary employment agency
    workers and the rules governing working hours.

  • Article
    27 März 1997

    Debate about employment has resumed over the last few months in Greece, owing
    to an initiative to set up "Territorial Employment Pacts" (TEPs).

  • Article
    27 März 1997

    A joint management/trade union Joint Strategic Consultative Group (JSCG) has
    been established to tackle the job of negotiating an agreement to help to
    transform state-owned Telecom Eireann to meet current and future competitive
    challenges. The key issues which the JSCG expects to address before the end
    of April 1997 are a five-year, IEP 110 million cost reduction plan, change
    and flexibility proposals and the question of an Employee Share Ownership
    Plan (ESOP), first proposed by the trade unions.

  • Article
    27 März 1997

    The European Commission has published its amended proposal for a Council
    Directive amending Directive 77/187/EEC on the safeguarding of employees'
    rights in the event of transfers of undertakings. The amended proposal
    reflects the Opinions submitted by the Economic and Social Committee and the
    Committee of the Regions, as well as the many amendments put forward by the
    European Parliament. Soon after the publication of the amended draft, the
    Commission also issued a Memorandum on the interpretation of the Directive
    (Record EU9703109F [1])

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/commission-issues-memorandum-on-transfer-of-undertakings

  • Article
    27 März 1997

    On 10 March, after 11 hours of talks, a "historic deal" was reached for
    public sector council workers. The agreement, covering 1.5 million workers,
    will harmonise conditions for manual worker s and white collar worker s in
    local government for the first time.

  • Article
    27 März 1997

    A "national agreement" between the Italian Government and trade unions,
    signed in March 1997, has established harmonised rules for almost all
    employment in the public and private sectors.

  • Article
    27 März 1997

    Two separate strikes have been hitting the French hospital sector over
    February and March 1997. On the one hand, certain unions are campaigning
    against cuts in hospital budgets while, on the other hand, numerous trainee
    doctors and senior consultants are on strike, demanding the revision of the
    medical agreement co-signed by the health insurance office (CNAM) and the
    medical profession, which in their opinion hinders the practicing of
    professional medicine.

Series

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2003

    Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2003, the first edition of the survey.

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2007

    Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2007, the second edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003.

  • European Quality of Life Survey 2012

    Eurofound's European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) examines both the objective circumstances of European citizens' lives and how they feel about those circumstances and their lives in general. This series consists of outputs from the EQLS 2012, the third edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 2003. 

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2005

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2005, the fourth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • European Working Conditions Survey 2010

    Eurofound’s European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) paints a wide-ranging picture of Europe at work across countries, occupations, sectors and age groups. This series consists of findings from the EWCS 2010, the fifth edition of the survey. The survey was first carried out in 1990.

  • Manufacturing employment outlook

    This publication series explores scenarios for the future of manufacturing. The employment implications (number of jobs by sector, occupation, wage profile, and task content) under various possible scenarios are examined. The scenarios focus on various possible developments in global trade and energy policies and technological progress and run to 2030.

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