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  • Belgium: Individual disputes at the workplace – alternative disputes resolution

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. For a long ...
  • Denmark: Individual disputes at the workplace – alternative disputes resolution

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. In Denmark ...
  • Cyprus: Individual disputes at the workplace – alternative disputes resolution

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. The nature ...
  • Slovakia: Individual disputes at the workplace – alternative disputes resolution

    Disclaimer: This information is made available as a service to the public but has not been edited by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions. The content is the responsibility of the authors. Mediation i...
  • New merger between unions in textiles and metalworking sectors

    On 26 June 2007, two sectoral trade unions – the Christian Union of Textile and Garment Workers (Christelijke Centrale der Textiel- en Kledingsbewerkers van België/Centrale Chrétienne des travailleurs du textile et du vêtement de Belgique, CCTKB) in the textiles and clothing industry, and the Christian Metalworkers’ Union of Belgium (Christelijke Centrale der Metaalbewerkers van België/Centrale Chrétienne des Métallurgistes de Belgique, CCMB) in the metalworking industry, both of which are affiliated to the General Christian Trade Union Federation (Algemeen Christelijk Vakverbond/Confédération des syndicats chrétiens, ACV [1]/CSC [2]) – signed a declaration of intent to start merger discussions. Over two years later, on 10 December 2009, the merger was finally approved by the trade unions’ two member congresses. The new organisation – known as ACV-CSC Metea [3] – represents 240,000 members and 12,000 trade union representatives in traditional industry sectors such as metalworking, steel, textiles and clothing, but also in parts of the construction (electricians), retail (garages) and services (laundry) sectors. [1] http://www.acv-online.be/ [2] http://www.csc-en-ligne.be/ [3] http://acv-csc-metea.acv-online.be/
  • Final stage on way to liberalisation of Belgian Post

    Belgian Post (De Post/La Poste [1]) is, in terms of employment, the country’s biggest company, employing about 35,000 people. For a number of years, Belgian Post has been adapting its internal structures in preparation for the future liberalisation of the European postal services market. For example, its mail and retail branches have been separated, numerous post offices have been closed and significant job cuts have been made. The company has also been partly privatised, with the remaining 51% still owned by the state (*BE0804039I* [2], *BE0704019Q* [3]). [1] http://www.post.be/ [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/belgian-post-gears-itself-for-liberalisation-process [3] /eiro/2007/04/questionnaires/be0704019q.htm
  • End of social partnership as public sector talks collapse

    The collapse of talks between the government and public sector trade unions, represented by the Public Services Committee (PSC) of the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU [1]), could mark a new departure for Irish industrial relations. The trade unions believe that the social partnership and its architecture have collapsed, at least for the lifetime of the current government. [1] http://www.ictu.ie/
  • One in five companies consider moving to countries with cheaper labour

    In August 2009, the daily economic newspaper /Hospodářské Noviny/ published a long list of companies in the Czech Republic that have moved all or part of their production abroad, especially to Asia, because of lower labour costs. The listed names include traditional Czech brands such as: the pencils and art supplies manufacturer Koh-i-noor Hardtmuth a.s [1], the clothing manufacturer OP Prostějov Profashion a.s. [2] (see European Restructuring Monitor [3] (ERM) factsheet [4]), the car parts manufacturer Brano Group, a.s. [5] and the battery manufacturer AKUMA a.s. [6]. The list also includes newer companies such as the outdoor clothing and equipment manufacturer Hannah Czech a.s. [7], the outdoor and travel clothing manufacturer Direct Alpine s.r.o. [8] and the telecommunications components manufacturer CommScope [9]. [1] http://www.koh-i-noor.cz/spolecnost/struktura [2] http://www.op-profashion.cz/ [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/european-restructuring-monitor [4] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/emcc/erm/factsheets/op-prostjov-profashion [5] http://www.brano.cz/ [6] http://www.akuma.cz [7] http://www.hannah.cz/en/ [8] http://www.directalpine.cz/en [9] http://www.commscope.com/
  • Strike alert at Hyundai car factory

    The Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech [1] in Nošovice in the Moravian-Silesian region in the east of the Czech Republic employs 2,000 employees, 95% of whom are from the region, which has one of the highest long-term unemployment rates in the Czech Republic. Employees are thus concerned about their jobs, which are scarce in the region. [1] http://www.hyundai-motor.cz/hyundai/
  • New law on guidance and lifelong vocational training

    On 24 November 2009, the government adopted Law No. 1437 [1] on guidance and lifelong vocational training [2]. The new law incorporates the provisions of the national intersectoral agreement (/accord national interprofessionnel/, ANI), signed in January 2009, which laid the basis for reform of the vocational training system (*FR0907019I* [3]). [1] http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/affichTexte.do;jsessionid=93628F54AB2C7662C74EE7F42C50412F.tpdjo02v_1?cidTexte=JORFTEXT000021312490&categorieLien=id [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/vocational-training [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/intersectoral-agreement-lays-basis-for-training-system-reform

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