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  • Matrix makes first 'dot.com' redundancies

    In late January 2002, Matrix, the company which runs the main Italian web portal, Virgilio, announced 83 redundancies out of its staff of 295, with the workers concerned being placed on 'mobility lists' (a scheme whereby they receive an income and measures to help them find new jobs). Workers and trade unions opposed the job losses - the first major redundancies in Italy's 'dot.com' sector - and organised a strike, as well as other forms of protest.
  • Commission reports on employment in wake of terrorist attacks

    The European Commission issued on 15 January 2002 an autumn update [1] of its Employment in Europe 2001 [2] report (EU0107230F [3]), based on forecasts made in November 2001. The update's main message is that employment growth forecasts have been revised downwards for the coming months, but that it is expected that economic recovery from mid-2002 onwards will once again stimulate employment. [1] http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/news/2002/jan/cce_en01_final.pdf [2] http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/empl&esf/docs/empleurope2001_en.pdf [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-labour-market/employment-in-europe-2001-report-highlights-improved-labour-market-performance
  • Informal Council discusses employment targets and pensions

    The first Employment and Social Policy Council of Ministers meeting of the Spanish EU Presidency was held on an informal basis in the town of Burgos on 18–19 January 2002. The main topic of discussion was employment, and in particular the target set at the March 2000 Lisbon European Council of achieving an overall employment rate of 70% by 2010 (EU0004241F [1]). Talks focused on the probability of achieving this target in the current climate of economic slowdown and on what aspects should be considered when renewing and updating the European employment strategy, launched at the Luxembourg summit in 1997 (EU9711168F [2]). [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-social-policies/lisbon-council-agrees-employment-targets [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/employment-summit-agrees-limited-package-of-measures-to-combat-unemployment
  • Alliance for Jobs divided over bargaining policy

    On 25 January 2002, leading representatives of the federal government, trade unions and employers' and business associations met officially for their eighth round of top-level talks, chaired by Chancellor Gerhard Schröder, within the national Alliance for Jobs, Training and Competitiveness (Bündnis für Arbeit, Ausbildung und Wettbewerbsfähigkeit [1]). The Alliance was established in December 1998 as a new permanent tripartite arrangement at national level, involving various issue-related working groups as well as regular top-level talks between the leading representatives of all three parties (DE9812286N [2]). [1] http://www.buendnis.de/ [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/tripartite-agreement-establishes-national-alliance-for-jobs
  • Le stress lié au travail et les relations industrielles

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. 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 [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/11/word/tn0107q.doc
  • Arbeitsbedingter Stress und die Arbeitsbeziehungen

    The comparative study was compiled on the basis of individual national reports submitted by EIRO's national centres. The text of each of these national reports is available below in Word format. 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 [1] and should be read in conjunction with it. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/sites/default/files/ef_files/eiro/2001/11/word/tn0107q.doc
  • Wages rose by 5% in 2001

    The Technical Calculating Committee on Wage Settlements (Det tekniske beregningsutvalg for inntektsoppgjørene, TBU) published a preliminary report on wage developments in 2001 on 25 January 2002. The TBU is made up of representatives of the main trade union confederations and employers' organisations, along with the relevant ministries and Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrå, SSB). Its report, which is presented prior to each wage bargaining round, constitutes an important basis for the negotiations.
  • Sharp rise in redundancy procedures

    Latest figures from the Spanish Ministry of Labour show that there was a sharp rise in the number of redundancy procedures, and in the number of workers affected, in 2001. The number of workers affected rose by over two-thirds between January-October 2000 and the same period in 2001. Meanwhile, in early 2002, a major redundancy procedure has been announced at Hunosa, the state-owned mining company.
  • Dispute over overtime during introduction of euro

    In January 2002, trade unions in the Spanish banking sector held demonstrations to protest at what they claim is a high level of unpaid overtime linked to the introduction of the euro. The union state that the euro has added to existing problems in this area. Banking employers dispute the overtime figures put forward by the unions.
  • Opposition to government bill on part-time work

    Immediately after coming to office in November 2001, the new coalition government of the Liberal Party (Venstre) and Conservative People's Party (Konservative Folkeparti), announced that it would table a bill amending the current Act on part-time work (DK0112147F [1]). The bill was presented at the end of January 2002. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/new-government-challenges-trade-union-movement

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