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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 ) to discuss the escalation
of social tension due to wage arrears in the National Railway Infrastructure
Company (Национална компания ‘Железопътна
инфраструктура’, NRIC ). The shop stewards of the trade
union organisations represented in NRIC also participated in the meeting.
As highlighted in previous EIRO articles (*SE0706029I* , *SE0801019I* ,
*SE0804029I* , *SE0811029I* , *SE0901029I* , *SE0905029I* ), the
Laval case  has posed challenges for the Swedish labour market model and
the parties involved.
On 4 November 2009, the leader of the opposition Conservative Party, David
Cameron, made a speech  on A Europe policy that people can believe in ,
in which he set out the party’s response to the final ratification of the
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.