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  • New contract for unemployed workers

    The French government brought in a law on 29 July 2011 [1] to establish a new system to help reintegrate employees into work, who had previously been subject to collective redundancy procedures. It followed an agreement (in French, 743Kb PDF) that was signed by social partners [2] at national level. [1] http://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/jopdf/common/jo_pdf.jsp?numJO=0&dateJO=20110729&numTexte=2&pageDebut=12914&pageFin=12922 [2] http://www.unedic.org/documents/DIC/Juridique/Convention%20CSP%20du%2019%2007%2011.pdf
  • Unions set to strike over 2012 austerity budget plan

    During the country’s election campaign in June 2011, the Social Democratic Party (PSD [1]) and the conservative Popular Party (CDS [2]) promised to go further than the Memorandum of Understanding (211Kb PDF) [3], agreed with the then government of the Socialist Party (PS [4]), the European Commission (EC [5]), the European Central Bank (ECB [6]) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF [7]) (PT1105019I [8]). As soon as the PSD/CDS coalition came to power on 21 June 2011, they clearly showed their intention to comply with the agreement (*PT1107039I* [9]; *PT1107029I* [10]). On 10 October 2011 the new prime minister, Pedro Passos Coelho, said the 2012 state budget would be ‘the most difficult to close and implement in living memory'. On 13 October, the cabinet approved the preliminary document for the 2012 budget, Proposta para o Orçamento de Estado de 2012 (123Kb PDF) [11] and on the same day the prime minister went on television to outline the measures designed to meet the terms of a €78 billion bailout, and the target demanded by the Troika (the IMF, the ECB and the EC) of reducing Portugal’s 9.1% 2010 budget deficit to 3% in 2013. Pedro Passos Coelho said the country was experiencing a national emergency and said the adjustment process to this would have to include more stringent measures. He added that it would be necessary to exceed the bailout requirements because of an unexpected budget shortfall. [1] http://www.psd.pt/ [2] http://www.cds.pt/ [3] http://www.min-financas.pt/english/whats-new/2011/memorandum-of-understanding [4] http://www.ps.pt/ [5] http://ec.europa.eu/index_en.htm [6] http://www.ecb.int/home/html/index.en.html [7] http://www.imf.org/external/country/PRT/index.htm [8] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/ec-ecb-and-imf-meet-with-social-partners-before-setting-bailout-conditions [9] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/government-prepares-labour-reforms-demanded-by-ec-ecb-and-imf [10] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/governments-first-bill-taxes-christmas-allowance [11] http://www.portugal.gov.pt/pt/GC19/Documentos/MF/Lei_OE2012.pdf
  • Government gives go-ahead on short time work scheme

    Trade unions and employers in the Czech Republic have, for more than a year, been calling on the Government to support the scheme to reduce working time with no loss of income for workers, known as ‘kurzarbeit’. The scheme was included in a 13-point plan for the Czech economic recovery, agreed at a tripartite meeting with the government of Prime Minister Jan Fischer in April 2010 (*CZ1005019I* [1]). [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations/last-pre-election-tripartite-meeting-agrees-further-anti-crisis-measures
  • New global agreement on work-related stress at Danone

    The agreement (70Kb PDF) [1] between the French food products multinational corporation Danone [2] and the International Union of Food workers (IUF [3]) stresses that: [1] http://www.danone.com/images/stories/convention-danone-iuf-2011-health-safety-english.pdf [2] http://www.danone.com/?lang=en [3] http://cms.iuf.org/
  • Cyprus: Annual Review-2010

    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. This annual...
  • Czech Republic: Annual Review - 2010

    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 year 20...
  • Final questionnaire for 2010 Annual Review

    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. A typical f...
  • Belgium: Annual Review – 2010

    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 2010, Be...
  • Malta: Annual Review – 2010

    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 two maj...
  • The Netherlands: Annual Review – 2010

    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. With the co...

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