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  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    Collective agreements were concluded during the spring of 2008 in various
    sectors, covering economic activities ranging from university hospitals to
    light engineering. Several of these deals were prompted by collective
    industrial action. Major industrial action was undertaken by postal
    employees, bus drivers and schoolteachers. With respect to the latter group,
    in the education sector, the agreement was not signed by all employers amidst
    fears that their budgets might fall short of the contents of the agreements
    reached.

  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    The European Commission [1] commissioned a study [2] seeking to improve
    understanding of the labour market outcomes of migrant women in the EU and of
    the policies that affect these outcomes. The research also aimed to provide
    the information necessary to address inequalities between men and women, in
    line with gender equality [3] and social justice agenda. For the purposes of
    the study, which was conducted by the non-profit research organisation the
    Rand Corporation [4] and published in October 2008, migrant women were
    defined as having a foreign country of birth outside the EU, regardless of
    whether they currently hold EU citizenship in one of the Member States.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/european-commission
    [2] http://www.rand.org/pubs/technical_reports/TR591.3/
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/gender-equality
    [4] http://www.rand.org/about/

  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    A 2002 study (406Kb PDF) [1] conducted between November 2000 and February
    2001 assessed the safety performance of a selection of 18 large construction
    sites in Ireland. Safety performance was measured by observing safety-related
    behaviours and conditions alongside recommended construction safety
    guidelines. Four main categories of safety behaviour and conditions were
    observed: measures for the prevention of falls from heights; personal
    protective equipment; housekeeping; and safety documentation.

    [1] http://www.cdc.gov/elcosh/docs/d0100/d000055/d000055.pdf

  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    A joint study (in Greek, 490Kb PPT) [1] entitled ‘Models of work-life
    balance [2] and the demand for gender-based equality of opportunity –
    Social networks for work–life balance’ was published in December 2007 by
    the Frederick Research Centre (FRC [3]), the Centre for Social Research and
    Development (Εταιρεία Κοινωνικών Προγραμμάτων
    και Σχεδιασμού, EKPROS) and the Cyprus Workers’ Confederation
    (Συνομοσπονδία Εργαζομένων Κύπρου, SEK [4]).
    The research was carried out as part of the EU EQUAL [5] programme and was
    co-funded by the European Social Fund [6] and the Republic of Cyprus.

    [1] http://www.equalpandora.com/files/2008/protypa-simfiliwsis.ppt#256
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/worklife-balance-0
    [3] http://www.frederickcyprus.com/contentja.php?id=45
    [4] http://www.sek.org.cy
    [5] http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/equal/index_en.cfm
    [6] http://ec.europa.eu/employment_social/esf/index_en.htm

  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    In 2008, the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies
    (Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, INSEE [1])
    has carried out a gender analysis regarding occupational risk exposure. The
    study was based on the results of the Medical monitoring of risks
    (/Surveillance Médicale des Risques/, SUMER) survey conducted in 2003.

    [1] http://www.insee.fr/

  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    A number of countries [1] maintain a national website, derived from the model
    of the continuous web-based survey ‘WageIndicator [2]’, which includes
    information about wages, working conditions [3], labour standards and other
    work-related topics. The Hungarian version of WageIndicator is known as
    Bérbarométer [4].

    [1] http://www.wageindicator.org/main/wageindicatorcountries
    [2] http://www.wageindicator.org/
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/working-conditions
    [4] http://www.berbarometer.hu

  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    In 2005–2006, *the Bulgarian Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
    (*Министерство на труда и социалната
    политика, MLSP [1]) *and the* Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation
    [2] conducted a project entitled ‘Men equal, men different’ [3]. It *was*
    part of a European project under the EU 5th Framework Programme on gender
    equality and carried out with partners in Denmark, France and Latvia.

    [1] http://www.mlsp.government.bg/en/index.htm
    [2] http://www.gender-bg.org/_en/news_en.html
    [3] http://www.menequal.lv/eng/survey

  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    In 2007, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Bundesministerium
    für Bildung und Forschung, BMBF [1]) commissioned a survey on participation
    rates in continuous vocational training in Germany (Weiterbildungsbeteiligung
    in Deutschland (770Kb PDF) [2]). The representative survey was carried out
    among 3,500 persons between the age of 19 and 64 years by the research
    institute TNS Infratest Sozialforschung. It shows that 43% of the respondents
    attended courses in further general education and continuous vocational
    training at some point between spring 2006 and summer 2007 (Table 1). With
    respect to continuous vocational training programmes alone, the participation
    rate stood at 26% in 2007. This matches the rate in 2003; however, it is four
    percentage points lower than the rate in 1997. In addition, half of the
    respondents who attended further general education programmes stated that
    their attendance was motivated by occupational considerations.

    [1] http://www.bmbf.de/
    [2] http://www.bmbf.de/pub/weiterbildungsbeteiligung_in_deutschland.pdf

  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    A study commissioned by the Ministry for Equal Opportunities (Ministère de
    l’égalité des chances [1]) provides an insight into women’s labour
    market position. The study constitutes the fifth edition of the report Les
    femmes et le marché de l’emploi (in French, 665Kb PDF) [2] [Women and the
    job market], which was conducted in 2007 by the Centre for Population,
    Poverty and Socioeconomic Studies (Centre d’études de populations, de
    pauvreté et de politiques socio-economiques, CEPS [3]) of the International
    Network for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development
    (Instead) at the request of the ministry.

    [1] http://www.mega.public.lu/
    [2] http://www.mega.public.lu/publications/1_brochures/2007/femmes_emploi/marche_emploi07.pdf
    [3] http://www.ceps.lu/

  • Article
    21 Diciembre 2008

    In his book /Underorganisering/ [Under-organising], Lars Andersen explains
    how many of the stress-related problems emerging in the workplace may be
    related to the restructured and flexible organisations of today. The book is
    based on research and development studies conducted in Norwegian enterprises
    over the period 1991–2001. The first evaluation was on ‘sickness
    absenteeism’ and was conducted between 1991 and 1993. The second study,
    entitled ‘Enterprise development – reduction of stress and
    absenteeism’, was published in 1997.