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  • Perspectives de genre– édition 2000

    En matière de relations industrielles, tout comme dans de nombreux autres domaines, les problèmes sont souvent traités indépendamment des questions de genre, avec un tableau d'ensemble présenté sans différencier les particularités des hommes et des femmes. Cela occulte le fait que dans de nombreux domaines, les femmes et les hommes sont dans une situation très différente et ont des expériences singulières. L'objectif de cette mise à jour annuelle de l'Observatoire européen des relations industrielles (EIRO), basée sur les contributions des observatoires nationaux des États membres de l'UE (plus la NorvÈge), est de fournir des statistiques ventilées par sexe sur un certain nombre de questions clés relatives aux relations industrielles et à l'emploi. Cette approche est étayée, dans le contexte du principe de l'intégration de la dimension de genre, par la stratégie-cadre communautaire en matière d'égalité entre les femmes et les hommes (2001-2005) [1] de la Commission européenne (EU0007264F [2]). De plus, dans plusieurs domaines où il est reconnu que les femmes sont défavorisées (par exemple, les rémunérations moyennes) ou sur-représentées (par exemple, le travail à temps partiel), cette mise à jour ne fournit que les statistiques concernant les femmes (même si cette méthode présente évidemment le risque de traiter les femmes comme un cas particulier indépendamment de la "norme des hommes"). [1] http://europa.eu.int/comm/employment_social/equ_opp/strategy_fr.html [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/commission-proposes-fifth-gender-equality-programme
  • Unions participate in regularising position of immigrant workers

    In January 2001, a new law was adopted on immigrant workers in Portugal, which will make it easier for immigrants in employment to gain residence rights and allow illegal immigrants to regularise their situation. However, difficulties in applying the law have already led the authorities to reinterpret the law in order to improve its implementation. Trade unions have become more actively involved in the regularisation process, primarily by providing more information and greater support to immigrant workers.
  • RTP seeks to improve work-life balance

    Over 1998-2000, the Portuguese national broadcasting company, RTP, ran an experimental project aimed at improving the reconciliation of work and family life, including new working time arrangements. In early 2001, negotiations are underway to introduce some of the initiatives on a permanent basis
  • OECD claims that Norway needs sound macroeconomic policy

    On 26 February 2001, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) presented its annual economic survey [1] of the Norwegian economy. The report confirms that the Norwegian economy is still doing extraordinarily well, but suggests that Norway still is struggling to produce a sound macroeconomic and incomes policy. The current "solidarity alternative" (the cooperative venture on incomes policy that began in the 1990s), according to the OECD, has not fulfilled its objectives, mainly due to significant labour market tensions and increasing oil revenues. The report is particularly concerned about the present tight labour market, which among other effects has meant that wages have risen faster in Norway than in the "euro-zone" (the EU countries which have introduced the single currency). [1] http://www.oecd.org/eco/surv/esu-nor.htm
  • First collective agreements reached for 2001

    February saw the conclusion of the first collective agreements in the Netherlands' 2001 bargaining round. A deal in the small-scale construction sector provides for a 5.5% wage increase - rather higher than the 4% recommended by the FNV trade union confederation. The year's first agreement in the industrial sector was reached at Unilever, and includes provisions on performance-based pay, which remains a stumbling block in bargaining elsewhere.
  • Economic and Social Council proposes its own reform

    At the end of 2000, Luxembourg's consultative Economic and Social Council issued an opinion dealing with its own reform. The Council wants to establish itself as a "platform for social dialogue", as well as taking on the task of giving guidance on supranational policy issues and having greater links with the EU-level social dialogue.
  • ILO submits study on pensions scheme

    An International Labour Office study on the actuarial and financial situation of the Luxembourg pensions insurance scheme, submitted to the Ministry of Social Security in February 2001, describes a healthy financial situation. However, it recommends that the government should raise the current contribution rate and lower the expenditure of the basic state pension scheme, and at the same time consider raising the early retirement age.
  • New agreement signed in hospitals sector

    A new collective agreement concluded in Luxembourg's hospitals sector in February 2001 provides for a substantial pay increase and introduces special protection against dismissal for 10 years in the event of mergers and takeovers.
  • New agreement signed for schools sector

    In February 2001, following a long dispute, a new collective agreement was signed for the Italian schools sector. As well as providing for an average total monthly pay increase of ITL 300,000, the deal introduces performance-related increases, allocated partly at the discretion of schools and partly through local bargaining. The agreement also regulates decentralised bargaining at individual school level and covers parental leave, training leave and trade union rights.
  • Agreement relaunches bargaining in Lombardy's artisanal sector

    In February 2001, after three years of stagnating negotiations, the social partners in the artisanal sector (small-scale crafts and trades businesses) in Italy's Lombardy region signed an agreement aimed at relaunching decentralised bargaining, promoting consultation and dialogue, and strengthening their system of joint bodies. The improved industrial relations climate subsequently enabled new collective agreements to be reached in many of Lombardy's key artisanal activities. The accord may have wider implications for a reform of Italy's bargaining structure.

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