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  • Article
    27 Giugno 1999

    On 15 June 1999, the Austrian government failed to approve a legislative
    proposal for submission to parliament that would have removed the remaining
    legal differentiation between wage earners and salary earners (AT9801160N
    [1]). The two main distinctions that remain between them relate to
    compensation during sick leave and regulations governing dismissal
    (AT9903138N [2]). The Austrian Trade Union Federation (Österreichischer
    Gewerkschaftsbund, ÖGB) and the Austrian Chamber of the Economy
    (Wirtschaftskammer Österreich, WKÖ) had failed to resolve their own
    differences on the question at a meeting on 9 June. WKÖ had submitted a
    number of counter-demands in exchange for harmonisation, including:

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/unions-seek-further-harmonisation-of-labour-law
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/labour-contract-act-under-negotiation

  • Article
    27 Giugno 1999

    In anticipation of a debate scheduled for the end of June 1999 in the Lower
    House of the Dutch Parliament, the Netherlands' largest employers'
    association, VNO/NCW, is pushing for fundamental change in the social
    security structure. It believes that the new system should offer a flat-rate
    benefit at subsistence level as a safety net. In addition, employees should
    be assigned "personal responsibility" and have the option of taking out
    additional insurance against loss of income.

  • Article
    27 Giugno 1999

    Two mediators, Mr Ingemar Mundebo and Mr Gunnar Samuelsson, had been having
    intense contacts throughout a week in the middle of June with the pay
    negotiators from the Coach Employers' Association (Bussarbetsgivarna, BUA)
    and the Swedish Transport Workers' Union (Svenska
    Transportarbetareförbundet, Transport). Transport had given notice of a ban
    on overtime and a boycott of any new charter tourist traffic. The industrial
    action was due to commence on 22 June 1999.

  • Article
    27 Giugno 1999

    At its congress in June 1999, France's CFE-CGC trade union confederation,
    which represents managerial and professional staff and supervisors, elected a
    new management team. After some years of falling membership and support, the
    confederation sought to present a united front and to refocus on its
    traditional goals and grassroots.

  • Article
    27 Giugno 1999

    Speaking at the national conference of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC)
    on 3 June 1999, Stephen Byers, the trade and industry secretary, devoted his
    speech to the issue of regulation and the Labour government's commitment to
    reduce the burden of regulation on business, including employment
    legislation. He said that "getting regulation right" was a major priority for
    the government, and that an essential element of this was to avoid burdening
    businesses - especially small businesses - with unnecessary regulation.

  • Article
    27 Giugno 1999

    The 13th women's congress of the Austrian Trade Union Federation
    (Österreichischer Gewerkschaftsbund, ÖGB) was held on 8-10 June 1999. A
    whole series of demands were raised and formally passed by the delegates,
    with equal opportunities for women at the centre of concerns. The demands
    include the following.

  • Article
    27 Giugno 1999

    From 1 July 1999, Dutch employers must comply with obligations stemming from
    the Flexibility and Security Act. Following three consecutive contracts,
    temporary agency workers must be offered a permanent contract. However, in
    anticipation, temporary work agencies began dismissing staff in June. The FNV
    union confederation has condemned the mass dismissals.

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