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More than 10,000 bankruptcies were published in the Belgian Official Journal
in 2011. The consultancy firm Graydon , a leader in commercial and
marketing information and credit and debt management in Belgium, has
identified a number of causes for the collapse of businesses.
In what he termed an ‘unpopular but necessary’ move, Poland's Prime
Minister Donald Tusk announced on 14 February his decision to raise the
retirement age of both women and men to 67 years. The current retirement age
is 60 years for women and 65 years for men. Mr Tusk became prime minister for
the second time after his party, the Civic Platform (PO ), formed a
government with its previous coalition partner, the Polish People’s Party
(PSL ), following the October 2011 parliamentary elections. Raising the
retirement age is one of the most important reforms that the new government
plans to introduce (*PL1112019I* ).
The Czech Republic has a high number of self-employed workers. According to
statistics from the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MPO ), the numbers
have been growing rapidly in recent years, increasing by more than 80,000
between December 2008 and December 2011. Similarly, the Czech Statistical
Office (CZSO ) has reported a growing number of self-employed people who
do not have employees, up from 11.8% of the workforce in 2007 to 13.9% of the
workforce in the third quarter of 2011.
In January 2012 the Trades Union Congress (TUC ) published an analysis of
data from the Office for National Statistics  Labour Force Survey (LFS
), which found that nearly two billion hours of unpaid overtime  were
worked during 2011. According to the TUC’s calculations , in 2011:
One of the highest-profile current issues in UK industrial relations is
widespread trade union opposition to government changes to public sector
occupational pension (OP) schemes, including a national one-day strike held
on 30 November 2011 (*UK1112029I* ). However, the OP issue is also
increasingly contentious in the private sector, where provision is much less
extensive and generous than in the public sector.
The study (in French, 3.87Mb PDF)  published by the Centre for Population,
Poverty and Socio-Economic Policy Studies (CEPS/INSTEAD ) in December 2010
was the first time a comprehensive study into employment protection  in
Luxembourg had been carried out. Previously only estimates of the extent of
Luxembourg’s employment protection had appeared in publications from the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Romania’s Labour Inspection Office (IM ) compiles an annual activity
report , recording its inspections of industry, commerce and agriculture.
The last chapter of this report concerns occupational accident statistics.
The survey, carried out by researchers at Vytautas Magnus University in
Kaunas (VDU ) in 2010, aimed to identify factors that determine job
satisfaction or dissatisfaction, and explored attitudes to work among
different groups of employees at the university.
Following various pan-African initiatives, a new pioneering survey was undertaken to document the current status of working conditions in selected sectors in Tanzania and to draw attention to related policy gaps. The survey was carried out based on the global version of the European Working Conditions Survey which had been developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Eurofound. A similar survey was also implemented in Mozambique.
Following various pan-African initiatives, a new pioneering survey was undertaken to document the current status of working conditions in selected sectors in Mozambique and to draw attention to related policy gaps. The survey was carried out based on the global version of the European Working Conditions Survey which had been developed jointly by the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Eurofound. A similar survey was also implemented in Tanzania.