Eurofound News November-December 2013

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Findings in Figures

  • 10,500 – the number of employees whose wages, it was proposed, would be frozen as part of a debt-reduction strategy in the Prague Public Transport Company Unions reject plan to stablise public transport company
  • 8,500 – the number of employees in the Czech spa treatment sector; the figure in 2011 was 10,000; unions say job cuts would have been greater had employees not taken a pay cut Funding cuts lead to job losses in spa care sector
  • €159 – the weekly shortfall in the earnings of temporary agency workers in the UK, as against permanent staff in the same job, according to the Trades Union Congress in a formal complaint to the European Commission Trade unions in tussle over agency work directive
  • 1,900 – the number of violations of anti-discrimination legislation recorded by Slovakia’s National Labour Inspectorate in 2012. Inspectors investigated more than 5,000 complaints Monitoring anti-discrimination law in the workplace
  • 11% – the proportion of the long-term unemployed population in Europe who face severe deprivation; by contrast, only 1% of people in employment suffer such deprivation Foundation Focus: Quality of life, public services and the crisis
  • 1,000 – the number of job losses announced by Lufthansa Systems; around 700 of these will be in Kelsterback and Flensburg, Germany. The company plans to outsource jobs from its IT section, as part of a cost-reduction strategy EMCC factsheet
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