Eurofound News July 2012
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Findings in Figures
53% – the share of small companies (1–49 employees) in Greece reporting difficulties in paying salaries on time (Jan 2012 survey) Small companies hard hit by employment crisis
700 – the number of new jobs General Motors will create at its UK Vauxhall plant at Ellesmere Port when production of the new Astra compact model begins in 2015 New car model secures 2,100 jobs at UK plant
1.8% – the increase in the adult national minimum wage in the UK from October 2012 (to GBP 6.19), while rates for workers aged 16–20 have been frozen Minimum wage frozen for young workers
3 out of 10 – the number of ‘pre-retirement’ individuals (age 60–64) in the EU27 who are currently in employment ERM Quarterly April 2012
1 million – the number of workers covered by the EU-level framework agreement on health and safety in hairdressing, signed by Coiffure EU and UNI Europa Hair & Beauty on 26 April 2012 Hairdressing sector devises health and safety pact
€380 – the minimum monthly wage in Croatia from June 2011 to May 2012 (HRK 2,814) Croatia: Industrial relations profile
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