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  • Protests over reform to benefits system

    On 19 June 2012, 600 people took part in a demonstration in front of the headquarters of Belgium’s National Employment Office (ONEM/RVA [1]) over reforms to the benefits system. The protest was organised jointly by the three Belgian unions, the Confederation of Christian Trade Unions (ACV [2]/CSC [3]), the Belgian General Federation of Labour (ABVV/ [4] FGTB [5]) and the Federation of Liberal Trade Unions of Belgium (ACLVB [6]/CGSLB [7]). [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]
  • First post-crisis budget is adopted

    On 28 September 2012, Latvia’s Cabinet of Ministers [1] submitted its draft state budget for 2013 to the parliament (Saeima [2]) for approval. In contrast to the austerity budgets of previous years, the budget for 2013 called for increased financing in sectors most affected by the crisis – public administration, education, healthcare and for the police, firefighters and other security services. In the second half of 2011, the government began to restore bonus payments for state administration and healthcare (*LV1210019I* [3]). [1] [2] [3]
  • Living and working in Ireland - Fact sheet - 2013

    Eurofound gathers information on living and working conditions across Europe in order to provide knowledge to assist in the development of social and work-related policies. This fact sheet presents information about Ireland drawn from two of Eurofound’s major research undertakings, the European Quality of Life Survey and the European Working Conditions Survey.
  • Teachers strike over pay demand

    On 13 September 2012, teachers in Slovakia held a one-day strike in support of a 10% pay increase. Teachers in schools, kindergartens and universities walked out between 08.00 and 18.00 after the strike was called by the Trade Union Association of Workers in Education and Science (OZPŠaV [1]). [1]
  • Construction unions step up industrial action

    Proposals for renewed industrial action in Cyprus’s building sector has had widespread support from construction workers. According to estimates by the Pancyprian Federation of Labour (PEO [1]) and the Cyprus Workers’ Confederation (SEK [2]), there was almost 100% support from construction workers for the 48-hour strike called on 22 and 23 November 2012. The unions say nearly 40,000 workers took part, a much higher rate of participation than in the 24-hour strike held in February 2012 (*CY1202039I* [3]). The February strike was called in protest at the government’s austerity measures. [1] [2] [3]
  • Public debate on wage indexation system

    Cyprus is one of the few remaining countries in Europe to have an index-linking system for determining pay increases (*TN0808019S* [1]). [1]