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  • Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector: France

    This country report identifies and outlines regulation on liability in subcontracting processes in France. It is based on an analysis of secondary literary sources of information and on the results of interviews with key players in the field. The introduction briefly describes the broad political, legal and economic context in which the national laws on ‘joint and several liability’ in subcontracting have been developed. Joint and several liability refers to cases where two or more people enter into an obligation together, and where the claimant can recover the full obligation from any one of them; the cooperating parties are then left to decide their respective contributions between themselves. An overview report is available.
  • Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector: Germany

    This country report identifies and outlines regulation on liability in subcontracting processes in Germany. It is based on an analysis of secondary literary sources of information and on the results of interviews with key players in the field. The introduction briefly describes the broad political, legal and economic context in which the national laws on ‘joint and several liability’ in subcontracting have been developed. Joint and several liability refers to cases where two or more people enter into an obligation together, and where the claimant can recover the full obligation from any one of them; the cooperating parties are then left to decide their respective contributions between themselves. An overview report is available.
  • Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector:Italy

    This country report identifies and outlines regulation on liability in subcontracting processes in Italy. It is based on an analysis of secondary literary sources of information and on the results of interviews with key players in the field. The introduction briefly describes the broad political, legal and economic context in which the national laws on ‘joint and several liability’ in subcontracting have been developed. Joint and several liability refers to cases where two or more people enter into an obligation together, and where the claimant can recover the full obligation from any one of them; the cooperating parties are then left to decide their respective contributions between themselves. An overview report is available.
  • Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector: Netherlands

    This country report identifies and outlines regulation on liability in subcontracting processes in the Netherlands. It is based on an analysis of secondary literary sources of information and on the results of interviews with key players in the field. The introduction briefly describes the broad political, legal and economic context in which the national laws on ‘joint and several liability’ in subcontracting have been developed. Joint and several liability refers to cases where two or more people enter into an obligation together, and where the claimant can recover the full obligation from any one of them; the cooperating parties are then left to decide their respective contributions between themselves. An overview report is available.
  • Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector: Spain

    This country report identifies and outlines regulation on liability in subcontracting processes in Spain. It is based on an analysis of secondary literary sources of information and on the results of interviews with key players in the field. The introduction briefly describes the broad political, legal and economic context in which the national laws on ‘joint and several liability’ in subcontracting have been developed. Joint and several liability refers to cases where two or more people enter into an obligation together, and where the claimant can recover the full obligation from any one of them; the cooperating parties are then left to decide their respective contributions between themselves. An overview report is available.
  • Temporary agency work directive approved

    Proposals for a directive to regulate temporary agency work [1] were first raised in 1982 but were blocked for more than a decade. In the meantime, the practice of temporary agency work was increasing in many EU Member States, as employers responded to a changing economic climate which encouraged ‘just in time’ techniques for all elements of production processes. Temporary agency workers, who could provide optimum levels of flexibility [2], were fundamental to this process in certain sectors and occupations. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/temporary-agency-work [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/flexibility
  • Report highlights economic slowdown and employment problems

    The Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE, www.iobe.gr [1]), is a private, non-profit, research organization founded in 1975 at the initiative of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV, www.fgi.org.gr [2]), the central body representing employers. In June 2008, it published its latest report on the Greek economy. [1] http://www.iobe.gr/ [2] http://www.fgi.org.gr/
  • Social partners critical of anti-crisis measures in 2009 budget

    The fiscal reserve will be the main buffer against any future crises – the expected reduction in direct foreign investment will be compensated for by an increase in public investment. Both trade union confederations (CITUB and CL Podkrepa) issued a joint declaration in which they warned that the government should not try to shift the burden of forthcoming crises onto the workers but should undertake adequate measures to protect workers’ incomes.
  • Gender differences still prevail in Maltese labour market

    Data from the Maltese Labour Force Survey show that Malta’s female employment rate stands at 38.5%, rising by 2.2 percentage points between April to June 2007 and 2008. Despite this increase, Malta’s female employment rate is still the lowest among all of the EU Member States. Some 9.7% of all jobs in Malta are part-time positions, while 69% of all part-time workers are women. The largest proportion of working women is found in the education sector, while the highest share of working men can be found in manufacturing.
  • Tripartite Council plans expansion aimed at wider representation

    The Tripartite Council of the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublikos Tišalė taryba, LRTT [1]) is the country’s top-level tripartite partnership institution, dealing with social, economic and labour issues and seeking to reach consensus on them (*LT0501103F* [2]). At meetings of the LRTT, the government and social partners carry out the following: examine social, economic and labour issues and submit proposals on how to tackle them; consider draft laws and other regulatory norms within the LRTT’s sphere; submit findings and recommendations to parliament and the government; and carry out a number of other functions. Based on a tripartite agreement, the LRTT is made up of equal numbers of representatives of national trade union organisations, employer organisations and the government, all with equal rights. Since its establishment in 1995, the LRTT has had 15 members, five from each party. [1] http://www.lrtt.lt/ [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/tripartite-partnership-institutions-examined

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