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  • Article
    10 Novembre 2011

    The main results of the WAGEGAP project were presented at a seminar on 30 May
    2011 organised by two research centres associated with the University of
    Leuven – HIVA [1] and the Faculty of Business and Economics [2]. The event
    was supported by the Council for Equal Opportunities for Men and Women [3].

    [1] http://hiva.kuleuven.be/en/
    [2] http://econ.kuleuven.be/eng/
    [3] http://www.raadvandegelijkekansen.be/nl

  • Article
    9 Novembre 2011

    During the spring and summer of 2011, the United Services Union (ver.di [1])
    called for the introduction of a minimum wage in Germany. Together with the
    Union of Food, Beverages, Tobacco, Hotel and Catering and Allied Workers (NGG
    [2]), ver.di advocates a minimum wage of €8.50. Ver.di Chair Frank Bsirske
    pointed out in a press release (in German) [3] that nearly one million
    people, including 400,000 full-time employees, had to supplement their low
    incomes with public allowances. NGG Chair Franz-Josef Möllenberg added that
    only a minimum wage could protect workers from a reduction in the standard of
    living.

    [1] http://www.verdi.de/
    [2] http://www.ngg.net/
    [3] http://www.verdi.de/presse/pressemitteilungen/++co++e712f9e2-669a-11e0-715a-001ec9b05a14

  • Article
    9 Novembre 2011

    According to the annual report published by the Registrar of Trade Unions on
    30 September 2011, trade union membership in Malta increased by 483 in
    absolute terms between 1 July 2009 and 30 June 2011. This represents an
    increase of 0.6% over the previous year. Based on the figure of 148,546 for
    the total number of gainfully employed people in May 2011 given in a news
    release [1] from the National Statistics Office (NSO [2]), the Maltese trade
    union density is 57.7%.

    [1] http://www.nso.gov.mt/statdoc/document_view.aspx?formAction=init&id=3071&backUrl=%2fsite%2fsearchresults.aspx
    [2] http://www.nso.gov.mt/

  • Article
    9 Novembre 2011

    According to Eurostat figures [1], the harmonised unemployment rate of young
    people (aged 15–24) in August 2011 was 23% in Sweden compared with the EU27
    average of 20.9%. The high unemployment rate is frequently debated and is
    seen as one of the major failures of the Swedish labour market. While all
    actors across the labour and policy spectrums consider it vital to find ways
    to break the self-enforcing trend of unemployment and social exclusion [2]
    among young people, they have different views about both what causes the
    problem and how to combat it.

    [1] http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page/portal/employment_unemployment_lfs/introduction
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/social-exclusion

  • Article
    9 Novembre 2011

    One of the measures put into place to deal with the financial crisis that
    followed Greece’s accession to the Financial Stability Mechanism in March
    2010 (*GR1005019I* [1]) was a promise to cut back on government spending on
    the public sector.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/extraordinary-measures-used-to-activate-european-economic-support-mechanism

  • Case study
    6 Novembre 2011

    In 2006, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the city of Stuttgart and Eurofound formed the ‘European network of cities for local integration policies' (CLIP). This fourth and final module of the CLIP project looks at ethnic entrepreneurship. The general aim of this module is to explore the development of ethnic entrepreneurship and to review the role of policy interventions in that process. It is motivated by the desire of municipal, national and European governments as well as third sector institutions, who want to create an environment that is conducive to setting up and developing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in general and ethnic businesses in particular. This case study was carried out in Frankfurt.

  • Case study
    6 Novembre 2011

    In 2006, the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe, the city of Stuttgart and Eurofound formed the ‘European network of cities for local integration policies' (CLIP). This fourth and final module of the CLIP project looks at ethnic entrepreneurship. The general aim of this module is to explore the development of ethnic entrepreneurship and to review the role of policy interventions in that process. It is motivated by the desire of municipal, national and European governments as well as third sector institutions, who want to create an environment that is conducive to setting up and developing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in general and ethnic businesses in particular. This case study was carried out in Vienna.

  • Article
    6 Novembre 2011

    In recent years, and especially since the financial crisis erupted in 2008,
    the remuneration of senior managers in the UK has come under increasing
    public and political scrutiny. Critics claim that the pay awarded to many
    executives bears little relation to either the performance of the companies
    they manage or the development of other employees’ wages.

  • Article
    6 Novembre 2011

    Employees in the United Kingdom who believe they have been unfairly dismissed
    by their employer can bring a case in an employment tribunal. If the tribunal
    finds in the employee’s favour, it can order the employer to reinstate or
    re-engage the employee or, more commonly, pay compensation.