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  • Article
    8 January 2012

    In Latvia employment relations may be based on two unrelated types of legal
    framework – labour law [1] and civil law. The 2002 Labour Law was passed
    with a related package of employment protection legislation. Legislation
    stemming from the Labour Law creates a legal basis for social dialogue as it
    includes rules regarding employee representation and the rights of employee
    representatives.

    [1] http://www.vvc.gov.lv/export/sites/default/docs/LRTA/Likumi/Labour_Law.doc

  • Article
    8 January 2012

    Changes in the Irish public service pension scheme were part of the
    structural reform proposals agreed in November 2010 with the EU/IMF in its
    Programme of Financial Support for Ireland (994Kb PDF) [1]. Current *public*
    servants will remain in their various current ‘final salary’
    superannuation schemes and will not be affected by the new career average
    system, which only applies to new entrants. However since few new *public*
    servants are being recruited at the moment, due to a public sector
    recruitment moratorium, the effect of the new scheme in the short-term will
    be minimal.

    [1] http://www.merrionstreet.ie/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/EUIMFmemo.pdf

  • Article
    8 January 2012

    Slovakian doctors have begun handing in their notice as part of a protest by
    hospital physicians, organised by the Trade Union of Physicians (LOZ), which
    continues (*SK1105029I* [1]) in most state-owned hospitals. The doctors are
    demanding:

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/industrial-relations-working-conditions-undefined/health-care-workers-protest

  • Article
    8 January 2012

    The French insurance group AXA [1], which has 132,429 employees worldwide,
    including 78,800 in Europe, concluded the two agreements with negotiators
    from AXA’s European Works Council (Comité Européen de groupe AXA [2]) and
    the European Union industry federation UNI Finance [3]. The group-level
    framework agreement includes a set of nine principles, originally adopted in
    2004, to guide the European subsidiaries of the AXA group in managing the
    process of organisational change. The signatory parties state that they want
    to:

    [1] http://www.axa.com/en/group/profile-and-key-figures/
    [2] http://www.cegaxa.com/
    [3] http://mail.uniglobalunion.org/apps/uni.nsf/pages/sec_financeEn

  • Article
    8 January 2012

    At the end of 2010, Poland had the highest proportion of workers in the
    European Union employed on fixed-term contracts. Statistics from Eurostat [1]
    show 27.7% of the country’s total number of employees have these contracts,
    while the EU27 average is 14%.Civil law contracts, which are not governed by
    labour law, are also commonly used, especially for young people, with a
    report (in Polish, 1.4Mb PDF [2]) by the National Labour Inspectorate
    indicating that in 2010, 20.9% of workers signed civil law contracts. This
    issue has also been addressed in a government report The Young 2011
    (*PL1106039I* [3]).

    [1] http://appsso.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/nui/show.do?dataset=lfsq_etpga&lang=en
    [2] http://www.pip.gov.pl/html/pl/sprawozd/10/pdf/r05.pdf
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-industrial-relations/unions-and-students-act-to-help-young-workers

  • Article
    5 January 2012

    A major element of the study, ‘Trade union practices on anti-discrimination
    and diversity’, involved the preparation of national state-of-the-art
    reports from all EU Member States plus three European Economic Area (EEA)
    countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), three candidate countries
    (Croatia, Turkey and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) and one
    potential candidate (Serbia). The study was funded by the European Union
    Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity PROGRESS [1] (2007–2013) and
    carried out by the Working Lives Research Institute (WLRI [2]), London
    Metropolitan University on behalf of the European Commission,
    Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities
    [3].

    [1] http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/justice_freedom_security/combating_discrimination/c11332_en.htm
    [2] http://www.workinglives.org/wlri-home.cfm
    [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/search/node/areas OR industrialrelations OR dictionary OR definitions OR directorategeneralforemploymentsocialaffairsandequalopportunities?oldIndex