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  • Effectiveness of policy measures to increase the employment participation of young people

    Youth unemployment rates in Europe are dramatically high. Many EU Member States have implemented youth employment policies that facilitate and support young people’s pathways through education to employment and tackle such diverse issues as early school leaving, school-to-work transitions and employability. But how effective are such policies? What are their strengths and their weaknesses and what characteristics make an effective policy in the field of youth unemployment? This report reviews existing evidence on the effectiveness of 25 policies tackling youth unemployment for a selected number of countries (AT, FI, FR, HU, IE, IT, ES, SE, UK) and complements this information with expert interviews. It seeks to assess the extent to which the chosen measures have been successful, looking at their outputs, outcomes and wider impact.
  • Airline downgrades collective agreement

    Scandinavian Airlines (SAS [1]) is a former government monopoly airline in Sweden, and a major airline in Scandinavia. Ever since air traffic in Europe was deregulated in the mid-1990s, the airline has been struggling to be profitable, as reported in Swedish press articles [2]. As a part of its latest cost reduction scheme, the management gave an ultimatum to unions – either they accept downgraded collective agreements, or the company would be forced to file for bankruptcy. By 18 November 2012, the deal had been signed by representatives from all eight unions. [1] http://www.sasgroup.net/SASGroup/default.asp [2] http://www.dn.se/ekonomi/sas-fran-monopol-till-mordande-konkurrens
  • Ruling restricts paid leave for short-time workers

    The European Court of Justice (ECJ [1]) has ruled on a case brought after two workers were dismissed, and then given extended employment contracts as ‘zero hours short-time workers’. This meant the employees did not have to work, but could receive a financial allowance from Germany’s Federal Employment Agency (BA [2]). [1] http://curia.europa.eu/jcms/jcms/Jo2_7024/ [2] http://www.arbeitsagentur.de/nn_426332/EN/Navigation/Startseite/Englisch-Nav.html
  • Union-backed report urges policy rethink

    A union-backed report on the Greek economy has questioned the government’s current austerity measures. The Annual Report by the Labour Institute of the Greek General Confederation of Labour (INE/GSEE [1]) evaluated the economic policies implemented by the government between 2010 and 2012. [1] http://www.inegsee.gr/kalwshlthate.html
  • Redundancy payouts decrease

    The economic crisis of the past five years, during which a total of almost 250,000 jobs have been lost, has resulted in employers generally providing lower redundancy payouts than in the past. However, the level of enhanced redundancy payable since the start of the recession is not an even one, according to Redundancy Settlements in the Crisis, 2008–2012 (press release, 107Kb PDF [1]), a guide that has just been published by the specialist weekly, Industrial Relations News (IRN [2]). [1] http://www.irn.ie/dynamic/pdf/IRN%20Severance%20Ad%20BW.pdf [2] http://www.irn.ie/
  • Slovakia: Social partner's involvement in unemployment benefit regimes

    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. Unemploymen...
  • Hungary: Social partners involvement in unemployment benefit regimes

    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. There were ...
  • Czech Republic: Social partners involvement in unemployment benefit regimes

    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. In the Czec...
  • Belgium: Social partners involvement in unemployment benefit regimes

    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. In Belgium,...
  • UK: Social partners’ involvement in unemployment benefit regimes

    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. In the UK t...

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