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  • Article
    7 Styczeń 2013

    The Belgian government headed by Elio Di Rupa agreed in December 2011,
    shortly after taking office, on a structural reform of pension regulations in
    the country. The age at which workers are able to retire on a state pension,
    and the minimum age for early retirement were increased. Pension calculations
    were also changed, while the conditions governing the early retirement with
    an enterprise bonus scheme (RCC [1]) – used in cases where business
    restructuring is taking place – were tightened.

    [1] http://www.belgium.be/fr/emploi/chomage/chomage_avec_complement_entreprise

  • Article
    7 Styczeń 2013

    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] http://www.rva.be/home/menufr.htm
    [2] http://www.acv-online.be/
    [3] http://www.csc-en-ligne.be/
    [4] http://www.abvv.be/web/guest/home-nl
    [5] http://www.fgtb.be/web/guest/home-fr
    [6] http://www.aclvb.be/home
    [7] http://www.cgslb.be/home/

  • Article
    7 Styczeń 2013

    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] http://www.mk.gov.lv/en
    [2] http://www.saeima.lv/en
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-working-conditions/government-lifts-ban-on-public-sector-bonuses

  • Information sheet
    1 Styczeń 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.

  • Article
    1 Styczeń 2013

    The scarcity of female non-executive board members of publicly listed
    companies has been a high profile topic in the gender equality [1] debate at
    European level. The European Commission stated in its Strategy for Equality
    between Women and Men 2010–15 (823Kb PDF) [2] that it would address the
    gender imbalance in business decision-making through targeted initiatives.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/gender-equality
    [2] http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=2010%E2%80%9315%20gender%20equality%20strategy&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CDwQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fec.europa.eu%2Fsocial%2FBlobServlet%3FdocId%3D6568%26langId%3Den&ei=dwHLUPDQG6mA0AWmz4DwAg&usg=AFQjCNEmPVSwMrHw748eags48u5Q3JVqEQ&bvm=bv.1355325884,d.d2k

  • Article
    1 Styczeń 2013

    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] http://www.ozpsav.sk/sk/Odborovy-zvaz.alej

  • Article
    1 Styczeń 2013

    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] http://www.peo.org.cy/
    [2] http://www.sek.org.cy/
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations/industrial-action-in-the-construction-sector