25 november 2010
The reduction of working time has played a major role in lessening the impact of lowered production output on employment levels, and this project aims to investigate short-time working and temporary layoff schemes which have been used as a means of avoiding redundancies by many Member States during the recession. Eurofound has conducted an in-depth analysis of schemes available in nine Member States during the recent economic crisis. This is one of the individual country reports describing the Dutch national public support scheme. A comparative analysis of all the individual schemes forms the thematic part of the ERM Report 2010 – Extending flexicurity – The potential of short-time working schemes.
23 november 2010
In the face of recession, falling demand and the consequent slowing of production, short-time working and temporary layoff schemes have been extended (or introduced) in many Member States. These schemes, often with the aid of public funds, reduce working time, while protecting workers’ incomes and company solvency; frequently, the time spent not working is used for training instead. This report examines the practice of reduced working time across Europe, and looks in detail at how it is implemented in 10 Member States, with a view to determining the contribution that such schemes can make in implementing the common principles of flexicurity, especially in light of the broad-based consensus they enjoy among the social partners.
22 november 2009
Over the course of 2008 and 2009, the world economy experienced one of the most serious recessions in modern times. In July 2009, 22 million men and women were unemployed throughout Europe, five million more than a year previously. Moreover, the situation may well still have further to play out: experience of previous recessions suggests that the full effect of the downturn upon employment has yet to materialise. Eurofound’s analysis of restructuring and job loss over the past year is collated and reviewed in this, the fourth annual report of the European Restructuring Monitor. Analysing the effects of the recession upon employment, it also looks in detail how particular sectors, countries and occupations have been affected, and examines a range of responses that have been taken to safeguard employment - at the company, Member State and European level.
02 maart 2008
This report provides some perspectives on the effects of trade liberalisation on the European labour market. For its analysis, it draws on data from the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM), the only EU-wide monitoring instrument available. The 2007 ERM report identifies some of the recent and emerging trends in the current phase of globalisation and provides suggestions on how policy should be re-oriented to address these new circumstances.
06 januari 2008
The ERM report 2007 Restructuring and employment in the EU: The impact of globalisation argues that the nature and extent of globalisation has so far not had any serious overall negative consequences for aggregate employment in Europe. This report complements the ERM report 2007 with pertinent data from the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM). It provides evidence of restructuring and employment in all 28 countries included in the ERM, i.e. the EU27 and Norway.
17 september 2006
This is the first report of the European Restructuring Monitor (ERM). The aim of these reports is to present information on restructuring data, policies and practices. As policy should be based on an understanding of the nature and extent of the matter to be addressed, it is logical to focus this first report on defining and measuring the extent of restructuring throughout the Member States. This is particularly relevant for the issue of restructuring, as there are serious measurement problems in most Member States and even more so at the European Union level. Future editions of the ERM report will focus less on such issues.
27 juni 2002
A résumé of Foundation reseach into temporary agency work in the 15 Member States. It outlines some of the main trends prevalent in this form of employment and highlights the problems and challenges it raises for each Member State and for the EU as a whole.
26 maart 2002
This report examines the main trends in temporary agency work and the problems and challenges it poses for the different Member States and the EU as a whole. It puts the spotlight on the working conditions of temporary agency workers, and the specific features of such work that might help explain these conditions. It also looks at issues such as the position of temporary agency work in the labour market, equal treatment as regards pay and working conditions and collective bargaining aspects such as trade union participation and access to participation for agency workers.