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  • Framework accord on social rights at Total

    A framework agreement [1] was signed on 22 November 2004 by management at the French energy multinational Total SA and representatives of the European Mine Chemical and Energy Workers’ Federation (EMCEF), the European Federation of Managers in the Chemical and Allied Industries (FECCIA) and the European Federation of Executives in the Sectors of Energy and Research (FECER). The accord contains a range of general strategic guidelines to promote employee dialogue in the group’s European businesses. It covers three main areas: [1]
  • Council discusses draft Directives on working time, equality and radiation

    EU employment and social affairs ministers met in Brussels on 6-7 December 2004, within the framework of the Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, under the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
  • Kok group issues report on Lisbon strategy

    The European Council met in Brussels on 4-5 November 2004 to discuss a range of issues, including the preparation of a mid-term review of the EU’s Lisbon strategy [1]. This strategy was agreed at a European Council summit in Lisbon in March 2000 (EU0004241F [2]) and aims to create 'the most dynamic and competitive knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion' by 2010, using a strategy with an economic, social and environmental dimension. The strategy contains concrete targets in several areas, including overall employment levels, female employment rates, and the employment of older workers. [1] [2]
  • Report highlights social inequality

    According to a study published in late 2004 by National Centre for Social Research, around 21%-23% of the Greek population live below the 'poverty line', and social inequalities are high by EU standards.
  • KOZ SR holds congress

    The Confederation of Trade Unions of the Slovak Republic (Konfederácia odborových zväzov Slovenskej republiky, KOZ SR [1]) (SK0208102F [2]) held its fifth congress in Bratislava on 12-13 November 2004. The congress was important because the confederation's programme for the run-up to the next general election, the election of top union officials, trade union participation in social dialogue and cooperation with political parties were on the agenda. High-level representatives of international and national trade unions - eg John Monks, the general secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC [3]), Guy Ryder, the general secretary of the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU [4]), and John Evans, the general secretary of the Trade Union Advisory Committee (TUAC [5]) to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - attended the congress. Willy Buschak, acting director of the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, also participated. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5]
  • Rsu elections held in public sector

    Over 1.1 million Italian public sector workers voted in elections to Rsu workplace representation bodies in November 2004. Projections indicate that trade unions affiliated to the three main confederations (Cgil, Cisl and Uil) won the great majority of the vote.
  • National agreement signed for local public transport workers

    In November 2004, a new national collective agreement was signed for Italy's 117,000 local public transport workers. As well as providing for a wage rise, the agreement regulates the use of new forms of employment in the sector and improves the pay position of new recruits.
  • Preventing sick leave during pregnancy

    Between 30% and 50% of all pregnant women in Denmark report absence due to illness in the course of their pregnancy, according to estimates (532Kb pdf; in Danish) [1] from the Danish Ministry of Employment. A health promotion campaign ‘Pregnant and working’ has been launched in an effort to reduce these levels. The campaign was initiated by six of the Danish Sector Working Environment Councils (Branchearbejdsmiljøråd , BAR), and is aimed primarily at pregnant women, doctors and employers. [1]
  • European Industrial Relations Observatory - Promo card

    A promotional card briefly describing the EIRO project and website.
  • EMCC dossier on the European textiles and leather sector

    /Like many other mature industrial sectors, Europe’s leather and textiles sector, has undergone dramatic change over the past 20 years. This EMCC dossier provides an in-depth analysis of the trends and forces driving change in the sector, using a compilation of relevant reports, company case studies and scenarios to give a comprehensive insight into an industry in transition./