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  • Strike action resolved through agreements

    On 16 September 2009, the Executive Committee of the Trade Union of Railway Workers in Bulgaria (Синдикат на железничарите в България, TURWB) met at the Confederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (Конфедерация на независимите синдикати в България, CITUB [1]) to discuss the escalation of social tension due to wage arrears in the National Railway Infrastructure Company (Национална компания ‘Железопътна инфраструктура’, NRIC [2]). The shop stewards of the trade union organisations represented in NRIC also participated in the meeting. [1] [2]
  • Government proposes post-Laval legislation

    As highlighted in previous EIRO articles (*SE0706029I* [1], *SE0801019I* [2], *SE0804029I* [3], *SE0811029I* [4], *SE0901029I* [5], *SE0905029I* [6]), the Laval case [7] has posed challenges for the Swedish labour market model and the parties involved. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
  • Conservative Party seeks new UK opt-out from EU employment legislation

    On 4 November 2009, the leader of the opposition Conservative Party, David Cameron, made a speech [1] on A Europe policy that people can believe in [2], in which he set out the party’s response to the final ratification of the Lisbon Treaty. [1] [2]
  • Employers protest against mandatory cost of living allowance

    Since 1990, when an incomes policy was agreed between the social partners, a Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) increase, based on the Retail Price Index (RPI), has been announced in every budget speech. This increase, being mandatory, is given to all workers.
  • Second European Quality of Life Survey: Quality of life in Europe, 2003–2007

    Quality of life touches on areas of life relevant to everybody, such as relations with family and friends, as well as on issues pertaining to public policy, such as housing and social relations in the community. This report draws on two rou...
  • Restructuring in bankruptcy: recent national case examples

    Cases of bankruptcy generally have more serious consequences for the workers who lose their jobs as a result since, unlike other cases of restructuring, the company concerned might have little or no possibility of providing support, either financial or practical. The number of bankruptcy cases has increased significantly in many countries as the global recession has deepened and spread. This report examines cases of bankruptcy over the past year in order to gain a better understanding of what they involve, the kinds of company affected, the reasons for their difficulties, the consequences for the workers concerned and the support that they receive.
  • Social dialogue, working time arrangements and work–life balance in European companies

    Working time policies, although designed within the national and sectoral framework and the boundaries of institutional regulations, are fine-tuned and implemented at the level of each company, taking account of the environment in which the...
  • Social dialogue and the recession

    This paper aims to give a flavour of the latest developments across Europe and inform policy makers of topical issues. It will present measures taken in response to the recession (both employment market measures and financial stimulus packages), outline the extent of social partner involvement, and the actions taken so far by the social partners. According to the European Commission, there is still room for policy learning across Member States (European Commission, 2009c p. 42). The material for this report has been gathered mainly from Eurofound’s European Industrial Relations Observatory (EIRO) and from its European restructuring monitor (ERM), and is supplemented by findings from desk research.
  • Eurofound News, Issue 10, November-December 2009

    This issue contains the following articles: Director's diary; Fighting recession, facilitating recovery; EGF - assisting laid-off workers; In brief; and Latest events and publications.
  • Role of employee participation in improving working environment

    The working environment refers to the quality of working conditions; however, the procedures for trying to develop the workplace standard should also be addressed. The working environment has been a priority area in Norway for many years, and the country has a long history of laws and regulations on employee representatives, arrangements for participation and requirements for systematic efforts in this field. A recent study examines the status of cooperation and employee participation as evaluated and reported by Norwegian workers in 2007.