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  • Annual report
    21 Novembre 2011

    Structural change is a general characteristic of economic development, driven by shifts in relative productivity and demand, technological or socioeconomic changes. To adapt to a changing economic environment, companies undergo restructuring to maintain or improve their competitiveness and, hence, sustainability. While restructuring is essential to the dynamism of the European economy, it can entail difficulties for employees. The ERM annual report 2011 looks at the whole range of instruments available in the EU to mitigate the negative effects that it may have for both companies and employees and introduces around 400 of them in an online database. The ERM annual report also presents an overview and analysis of restructuring activities in Europe as captured by the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM).

  • Newsletter
    20 Novembre 2011

    This issue contains the following articles: Findings in Figures; Crisis management on the agenda in 2012; Taking the sting out of structuring; News in brief; and Latest publications.

  • Report
    20 Novembre 2011

    Across Europe, diverse forms of employee representation structures have developed, providing workers with differing opportunities to voice their interests and to be consulted by their employers directly, at their workplaces, on matters such as economic and human resources developments, working conditions and health and safety measures. This report focuses on the workplace dimension of institutionalised representation of employees. At this level, representation involves only workers of a single undertaking or establishment, and the counterpart on the employers’ side is one single employer rather than an employers’ organisation or group of employers at higher levels of the industrial relations system, such as the sectoral level. The report is based on two sources of information: The findings of the 2009 European Company Survey (ECS); and country fact sheets produced by the national correspondents of the European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO).

  • Article
    17 Novembre 2011

    The French government brought in a law on 29 July 2011 [1] to establish a new
    system to help reintegrate employees into work, who had previously been
    subject to collective redundancy procedures. It followed an agreement (in
    French, 743Kb PDF) that was signed by social partners [2] at national level.

    [1] http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/jopdf/common/jo_pdf.jsp?numJO=0&dateJO=20110729&numTexte=2&pageDebut=12914&pageFin=12922
    [2] http://www.unedic.org/documents/DIC/Juridique/Convention%20CSP%20du%2019%2007%2011.pdf

  • Article
    17 Novembre 2011

    During the country’s election campaign in June 2011, the Social Democratic
    Party (PSD [1]) and the conservative Popular Party (CDS [2]) promised to go
    further than the Memorandum of Understanding (211Kb PDF) [3], agreed with the
    then government of the Socialist Party (PS [4]), the European Commission (EC
    [5]), the European Central Bank (ECB [6]) and the International Monetary Fund
    (IMF [7]) (PT1105019I [8]). As soon as the PSD/CDS coalition came to power on
    21 June 2011, they clearly showed their intention to comply with the
    agreement (*PT1107039I* [9]; *PT1107029I* [10]). On 10 October 2011 the new
    prime minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, said the 2012 state budget would be
    ‘the most difficult to close and implement in living memory'. On 13
    October, the cabinet approved the preliminary document for the 2012 budget,
    Proposta para o Orçamento de Estado de 2012 (123Kb PDF) [11] and on the same
    day the prime minister went on television to outline the measures designed to
    meet the terms of a €78 billion bailout, and the target demanded by the
    Troika (the IMF, the ECB and the EC) of reducing Portugal’s 9.1% 2010
    budget deficit to 3% in 2013. Pedro Passos Coelho said the country was
    experiencing a national emergency and said the adjustment process to this
    would have to include more stringent measures. He added that it would be
    necessary to exceed the bailout requirements because of an unexpected budget
    shortfall.

    [1] http://www.psd.pt/
    [2] http://www.cds.pt/
    [3] http://www.min-financas.pt/english/whats-new/2011/memorandum-of-understanding
    [4] http://www.ps.pt/
    [5] http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm
    [6] http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html
    [7] http://www.imf.org/external/country/PRT/index.htm
    [8] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/ec-ecb-and-imf-meet-with-social-partners-before-setting-bailout-conditions
    [9] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/government-prepares-labour-reforms-demanded-by-ec-ecb-and-imf
    [10] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/governments-first-bill-taxes-christmas-allowance
    [11] http://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/GC19/Documentos/MF/Lei_OE2012.pdf

  • Article
    17 Novembre 2011

    Trade unions and employers in the Czech Republic have, for more than a year,
    been calling on the Government to support the scheme to reduce working time
    with no loss of income for workers, known as ‘kurzarbeit’. The scheme was
    included in a 13-point plan for the Czech economic recovery, agreed at a
    tripartite meeting with the government of Prime Minister Jan Fischer in April
    2010 (*CZ1005019I* [1]).

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations/last-pre-election-tripartite-meeting-agrees-further-anti-crisis-measures

  • Article
    17 Novembre 2011

    The agreement (70Kb PDF) [1] between the French food products multinational
    corporation Danone [2] and the International Union of Food workers (IUF [3])
    stresses that:

    [1] http://www.danone.com/images/stories/convention-danone-iuf-2011-health-safety-english.pdf
    [2] http://www.danone.com/?lang=en
    [3] http://cms.iuf.org/

  • NC
    17 Novembre 2011

    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.

    This annual review, compiled in February 2011, looks at industrial relations developments in Cyprus during the course of 2010.

  • NC
    17 Novembre 2011

    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.

  • NC
    17 Novembre 2011

    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.