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  • Denmark: Rise in reported cases of bullying and violence at work

    The fifth Danish Work Environment Cohort Study, carried out in 2010 by the National Research Centre for the Working Environment, revealed both improvements and a decline in conditions for Danish workers. Compared with 2005, there was a significant increase in the number of people experiencing emotional demands and an increase in those reporting being exposed to bullying, violence and threats of violence. However, social support from colleagues and superiors increased. There was a decrease in the number of people exposed to traditional physical demands such as heavy lifting, but an increase in exposure to loud noise, body vibration and solvents.
  • Greece: Annual Review 2010-

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. The year 2...
  • Sweden: Annual Review — 2010

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. 2010 was th...
  • Denmark: Annual Review 2010

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. The year 20...
  • Unions fight over IT sector employees

    The association of information technology (IT) sector employees in the Federation of Special Service and Clerical Employees (ERTO [1]), affiliated to the Finnish Confederation of Salaried Employees (STTK [2]), has decided to leave ERTO and join the Union of Professional Engineers in Finland (UIL [3]), which is affiliated to the Confederation of Unions for Professional and Managerial Staff in Finland (AKAVA [4]). [1] http://www.erto.fi/ [2] http://www.sttk.fi [3] http://www.insinooriliitto.fi/ [4] http://www.akava.fi/
  • Minimum wage to stay unchanged

    Every year, before the adoption of the state budget, the social partners agree on the size of the minimum wage. Until 2011, the minimum wage was determined using a method adopted in 2003 (LV0808019Q [1], LV0307101N [2]). This provided for the amount to be increased gradually until it reached, in 2010, 50% of the average gross monthly salary of employees in the preceding year (*LV0809019I* [3]). However, this target was not met. On 16 October 2010, the Ministry for Welfare proposed three new possible methods of determining the minimum wage, on the basis of: [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/erm/comparative-information/national-contributions/latvia/latvia-wage-formation [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/government-plans-to-double-minimum-wage [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/social-partners-agree-further-increase-in-minimum-wage
  • Social partners oppose pension reform proposals

    There seems to be a consensus that Malta’s present ‘pay as you go’ pension system is unsustainable. The root causes of this unsustainability are the relatively low employment rate (56% of the population compared to the average of 64.2% for the EU27 in 2010), and the ageing Maltese population. According to statistics, in 2009 there was one person over the age of 64 to every four of working age (between 15 and 64 years old). The European Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF [1]) have been putting pressure on the Maltese government to address this issue. [1] http://www.imf.org/external/index.htm
  • Union suggests wage bargaining for women

    Just before the onset of the annual autumn bargaining round, Austria’s largest trade union, the Union of Salaried Employees, Graphical Workers and Journalists (GPA-djp [1]), which represents mainly private-sector white-collar workers, came forward with a proposal to conduct additional wage bargaining rounds specifically for female employees, in order to narrow the gender pay gap. The union’s Chair Wolfgang Katzian suggested this should be done regularly, perhaps three times in every ten-year period. [1] http://www.gpa-djp.at
  • Spain: Annual Review 2010

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. During 2010...
  • Ireland: 2010 Annual Review

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

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