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  • Report
    22 Décembre 2010

    This report sets out to provide the necessary information for evaluating sectoral social dialogue in the metal industry. The study consists of three parts: a summary of the sector’s economic background; an analysis of the social partner organisations in all of the EU Member States, with special emphasis on their membership, their role in collective bargaining and public policy, and their national and European affiliations; and finally an analysis of the relevant European organisations, in particular their membership composition and their capacity to negotiate.

  • CAR
    15 Décembre 2010

    This annual review highlights the most significant developments that took place in industrial relations in the EU Member States and Norway in 2009, both at national and EU level. It first sets out the political context, then goes on to examine levels of coverage of collective bargaining, and trends in bargaining regarding pay, working time and a number of other topics. In addition, this review outlines the year’s main developments in employment legislation, social dialogue, industrial action and company restructuring, and explores the impact of the global economic crisis. A specific thematic chapter examines recent developments in social partner organisations in Europe.

  • Report
    15 Décembre 2010

    This study sets out to provide the necessary information for establishing consultation procedures between those involved in the inland water transport sector. The report identifies the employers and trades unions involved and also analyses relevant European organisations. There is a brief outline of the sector’s economic background. The study also analyses relevant EU social partner organisations, except for those in Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia and Spain, which have virtually no inland water transport.

  • Article
    14 Décembre 2010

    The economic crisis has hit Europe hard and Denmark is no exception, with the
    majority of union representatives reporting that their workplace has been
    affected by the economic crisis in one way or another. These are the findings
    of a recent study by Trine Larsen, Steen Navrbjerg and Mikkel Møller
    Johansen from the Employment Relations Research Centre (FAOS [1]) at the
    University of Copenhagen entitled /Trade/ /union representatives and the
    workplace in 2010./

    [1] http://faos.sociology.ku.dk/?lan=en

  • CAR
    14 Décembre 2010

    This report examines the extent of the phenomenon of the posting of workers, the respective roles played both by European and national-level legislation in determining the employment and working conditions of posted workers and the relative roles played by legislation and collective bargaining – and how these two domains interplay. The report is in part an update of earlier work carried out in 2003 by Eurofound into the issue – not least, updating the findings with data from the new Member States, which had not joined the Union at that time. Importantly, the research looks at the possible implications of a number of high-profile decisions taken by the European Court of Justice in cases of posting of workers, which highlighted the at times tense relationship between the twin EU goals of economic freedom and social cohesion.The study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by the EIRO correspondents. The text of each of these national reports is available below. The reports have not been edited or approved by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The national reports were drawn up in response to a questionnaire and should be read in conjunction with it.

  • Newsletter
    13 Décembre 2010

    This issue contains the following articles: Director's diary; Short-time working and flexicurity; Working conditions slow to improve; News in brief; and Latest publications.

  • Report
    13 Décembre 2010

    This report is based on the second EQLS carried out in 2007-8 and offers a wideranging view of the diverse social realities in the 27 Member States, as well as covering Norway and the candidate countries of Turkey, Macedonia and Croatia. The report presents the views and experiences of people living in Europe across a set of key domains: employment and income, family and community life, health and housing. It looks at factors influencing wellbeing and happiness and reflects people’s views on the quality of the society in which they live.

  • Article
    12 Décembre 2010

    Maltese law already provides for the European minimum of 14 weeks of
    maternity leave, paid in full by employers. The employers’ associations
    dislike the new proposal because they say it would, according to a study [1]
    conducted by the Malta Business Bureau (MBB [2]), cost the employers an extra
    €12 million annually. MBB says this would damage the competitiveness of the
    Maltese economy and accuses the European Parliament of being ‘detached from
    the signs of time’. The bureau also fears it could be fatal for Maltese
    small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which play a vital role in the
    national economy.

    [1] http://www.mbb.org.mt/Articles/Article.aspx?Section=policies&ArticleId=1195&Article=Maternity+Leave+Impact+Assessment&Redir=
    [2] http://www.mbb.org.mt/

  • Article
    12 Décembre 2010

    The pact on apprenticeships (/Ausbildungspakt/) was introduced in 2004 by the
    federal government and representatives of German employers and business
    organisations to avoid the introduction of a training levy which was being
    discussed by the governing coalition at that time (*DE0407105F* [1]). The
    pact was extended for the first time in 2007 (*DE0802029I* [2]). It was
    extended again, on 26 October 2010, until 2014.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/training-levy-law-avoided-by-pact
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/pact-on-apprenticeships-exceeded-objectives-in-2007