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  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    On 17 November 2006, a new employer organisation, the Slovenian Chamber of
    Commerce (Trgovinska zbornica Slovenije, TZS [1]), was founded and charged
    with the task of organising companies in the commerce sector. On 25 October
    2007, its membership reached over 2,800 members from wholesale and retail
    companies and small shopkeepers, including all major companies. These member
    organisations generate over 20% of Slovenia’s total turnover and more than
    60% of the sector’s overall turnover.

    [1] http://www.tzslo.si/index.php

  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    At present, three national trade union organisations are operating in
    Lithuania in addition to a number of non-affiliated trade unions. In recent
    times, the latter organisations have been becoming increasingly active, with
    their activities receiving increased attention.

  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    Multidisplay s.r.o [1]. is a former subsidiary of the Dutch company LG.
    Philips Displays Holding B.V. The company is located in Hranice in central
    Moravia in the southeastern part of the Czech Republic and began the
    production of electronic valves and tubes for radios and traditional vacuum
    television screens on 25 August 2001. At the time, the then social-democratic
    government headed by Prime Minister Miloš Zeman considered the establishment
    of a manufacturing plant in Hranice in central Moravia as a great success.
    The Czech government therefore granted investment incentives in the form of
    tax relief amounting to CZK 1.5 billion (about €57 million, as at 5
    December 2007) to this company. In exchange, the Multidisplay was to create
    about 3,000 new jobs in a region that usually suffers from high unemployment
    levels.

    [1] http://www.lgpd.cz/?menu=68&jazyk=en

  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    In October 2007, five national-level social partner organisations signed a
    declaration of mutual recognition at the sitting of the Tripartite Council of
    the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublikos Trišalė taryba, LRTT [1]).
    In all, the signatories included the three main trade union organisations –
    the Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation (Lietuvos profesinių sąjungų
    konfederacija, LPSK [2]), the Lithuanian Labour Federation (Lietuvos darbo
    federacija, LDF [3]) and the Lithuanian Trade Union ‘Solidarumas’
    (Lietuvos profesinė sąjunga ‘Solidarumas’, LPS ‘Solidarumas’ [4])
    – and the two employer organisations – the Lithuanian Confederation of
    Industrialists (Lietuvos pramonininkų konfederacija, LPK [5]) and the
    Lithuanian Business Employers’ Confederation (Lietuvos verslo darbdavių
    konfederacija, LVDK [6]).

    [1] http://www.lrtt.lt/
    [2] http://www.lpsk.lt/
    [3] http://www.ldf.lt/
    [4] http://www.lps.lt/
    [5] http://www.lpk.lt/
    [6] http://www.ldkonfederacija.lt/

  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    No statutory or collectively agreed uniform definition exists of telework [1]
    in Austria. This is related to the fact that the issue of telework is not
    regulated in a systematic and consistent way by Austrian legislation but in a
    rather occasional and marginal manner by different laws.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/telework

  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    On 17 September 2007, a draft agreement [1] was finally signed on renewal of
    the pay and standard parts of the insurance workers’ collective agreement
    [2] for the period 2006–2009. Covering about 40,000 workers and 240
    insurance companies, the agreement was signed after 18 months of talks and
    three breakdowns in negotiations [3]. Its provisions are particularly
    innovative with regard to regulation of the labour market and the management
    of call centres.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/efemiredictionary/draft-agreement
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/efemiredictionary/collective-agreement-7
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/efemiredictionary/negotiations

  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    It has been difficult to quantify the number of teleworkers in Sweden in the
    past: in 1998, a government survey estimated the number of teleworkers at
    between 30,000 and 500,000 employees (Distansarbetsutredningen, Statens
    offentliga utredningar (SOU), 1998: 115 [1]), which represented a rough
    indication of teleworking in Sweden. More recent information in 2005
    indicated that the number of teleworkers reached between 200,000 and 300,000
    employees.

    [1] http://www.regeringen.se/sb/d/108/a/2434

  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    Telework [1] is defined in the amended Labour Code (Act No. 348/2007) of
    Slovakia, which entered into effect on 1 September 2007. Act No. 311/2001 on
    the Labour Code, which was /valid from 2002, included/ the term ‘work /at
    home’ in/ Article 52 (*SK0207102F* [2])/. Recently,/ this article /was/
    renamed /and/ extended to include ‘work at home and telework’.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/telework
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/new-labour-code-takes-effect

  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    On 31 August 2007, some 268,569 domestic workers contributed to the Special
    Social Security System for Domestic Employees which, according to the
    government’s proposal, will be discontinued. Work in Spain’s domestic
    services sector is mainly done by women, who represent 94% of employees in
    the sector. In recent years, the sector has increasingly become the main form
    of integration into the labour market for immigrants, with 60% of migrant
    workers, mainly women, working in the sector. The government plans to
    incorporate this group of workers into the General Social Security System by
    2017. The draft bill, which is currently under consultation by the social
    partners, may become applicable on 1 January 2008.

  • Article
    20 Δεκέμβριος 2007

    In the summer of 2007, the Central Agency for Social Security Organisations
    (Agence centrale des organismes de Sécurité sociale, ACOSS [1]) published
    the results of a survey on combating illegal work in 2006 (in French) [2].
    The survey was carried out among 2,400 companies which engage seasonal
    workers, and its findings revealed that:

    [1] http://www.acoss.urssaf.fr/
    [2] http://www.acoss.urssaf.fr/index.php?option=com_docman&task=view_rapport&Itemid=5530