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  • Article
    16 Gruodis 2013

    In Hungary, teaching has never been a well-paid profession. There have been
    no significant wage increases for some time, and in recent years working
    conditions have deteriorated, especially for those new to the profession.
    This is likely to be one of the reasons that many teachers move to new jobs,
    either in Hungary or abroad. In its 2012–2013 programme, the government set
    out a clear plan to increase teachers’ wages, improve working conditions
    and improve the quality of education. Rózsa Hoffmann, Secretary of State for
    Education, said:

  • Article
    16 Gruodis 2013

    The French vocational training system has been described by Labour Minister
    Michael Sapin as being in ‘a time-worn state’. Companies with 10 or more
    employees have, since the system was established1971, been compelled to
    contribute a percentage of their payroll costs to the financing of vocational
    training. As shown in the table, in 1991 this obligation was extended to
    businesses with fewer than 10 employees.

  • Article
    16 Gruodis 2013

    The Draft law guaranteeing the future and justice of the pension system (in
    French) [1] was presented to France’s Council of Ministers on September 18.
    As requested by the President, François Hollande, it does not raise the
    statutory retirement age because it would disadvantage those who started work
    young, without going on to further education. Instead, financial balance in
    the pension system will be restored by extending the contribution period in
    both the private and public sectors.

    [1] http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichLoiPreparation.do?idDocument=JORFDOLE000027964313&type=general

  • Article
    16 Gruodis 2013

    The French Labour Ministry’s annual report, Collective Bargaining 2012 (in
    French, 4.3MB PDF) [1], was published on 2 July 2013 at the National
    Commission of Collective Negotiations. The report shows that the number of
    collective agreements has increased at all levels except the national
    inter-professional level. The report also provides information on key issues
    and areas of concern, data on the number of agreements concluded and
    identifies trends in the issues addressed by collective bargaining.

    [1] http://travail-emploi.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/Bilan_NC_en_2012_signets_.pdf

  • Article
    16 Gruodis 2013

    For over a decade, there has been a shortage of doctors throughout Sweden,
    particularly in the north of the country. According to a Swedish Medical
    Association survey of staffing needs in primary care (in Swedish, 958KB PDF)
    [1], an increase of 30% in the current number of doctors, or an extra 1,400,
    is needed to meet accepted standards of medical care.

    [1] http://www.slf.se/Pages/62655/Prim%C3%A4rv%C3%A5rdens%20l%C3%A4karbemanning_rapport_mars2013.pdf

  • Article
    12 Gruodis 2013

    A joint study, An analysis of the working conditions of professional sports
    players (4.31MB PDF) [1], has been carried out by social partners in the
    sector, including the European Elite Athletes Association (EU Athletes [2])
    and UNI Sport PRO, the professional athletes’ branch of the Uni Europa [3]
    union. The study examines the working conditions of professional players of
    basketball, hockey, handball and rugby in the Member States of Belgium,
    Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania,
    Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.

    [1] http://www.euathletes.org/uploads/media/FINAL_Syndex_Sports_Report.pdf
    [2] http://www.euathletes.org
    [3] http://www.uniglobalunion.org/contact/uni-europa

  • Article
    12 Gruodis 2013

    A new paper, The impact of the recession on the structure and labour market
    success of NEET youth in Ireland [1], examines labour market outcomes for
    young people not in employment, education or training (NEET) in Ireland
    during the recession using data from the national labour force survey, the
    Quarterly National Household Survey [2] (QNHS). Researchers examined data
    from Q2 2006 to Q2 2011.

    [1] http://intereconomics.eu/archive/year/2013/4/865/#res4
    [2] http://www.cso.ie/en/qnhs/