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  • Article
    27 July 1997

    Under the terms of the collective agreements reached in the 1997 bargaining
    round (DK9705110F [1]), from 1 January 1998 government institutions can
    experiment with new forms of decentralised pay bargaining. From 1 April 1998,
    56% of all local government employees and 60% of all regional government
    employees will be covered by a new system of pay determination - consisting
    of a centrally determined basic salary and three decentralised negotiated
    allowances based on function, qualifications and results.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined-working-conditions/the-1997-danish-collective-bargaining-round-completed

  • Article
    27 July 1997

    On 3 July 1997, 18 workers in the shipyards of Unión Naval de Levante in
    Valencia died when a ship under construction caught fire. The causes of the
    accident, Spain's most serious in recent years, have not yet been officially
    established, but trade unions are alleging a breach of safety regulations.

  • Article
    27 July 1997

    The Government's new plan to create employment is known as the "Smet" Plan,
    after the Federal Minister for Employment and Labour, Miet Smet. She has also
    made a number of changes to the existing "Vandelanotte plan" to promote the
    32-hour working week. The various measures were approved by the Council of
    Ministers on 4 July 1997.

  • Article
    27 July 1997

    France's Minister for Transport, Housing and Public Infrastructure,
    Jean-Claude Gayssot announced in July 1997 the creation of 2,000 new jobs at
    the SNCF railway company, in exchange for a reduction in the state-owned
    company's indebtedness. He also confirmed the separation to be made between
    the management of infrastructure and the operation of the rail network.

  • Article
    27 July 1997

    Stork, the Dutch engineering company, aims to create a more flexible and
    multiskilled workforce by establishing a new "mobility centre" - Mobile 2000.
    This centre will work together with temporary employment agencies.

  • Article
    27 July 1997

    On 24 July 1997, GEOPA- the Employers' Group of the Committee of Agricultural
    Organisations in the European Union (COPA) - and the European Federation of
    Agricultural Workers' Trade Unions (EFA) - one of the European industry
    committees of the European Trade Union Confederation- signed the first
    European sectoral framework agreement of its kind in the presence of
    CommissionerPadraig Flynn. The initiative builds on previous "agreements" on
    working time concluded between the social partners in the sector in 1978,
    1980 and 1981, as well as a joint declaration on employment in agriculture
    presented to the "European social conference" held in Paris on 30 March 1995.

  • Article
    27 July 1997

    The aim of the National Workplace Development Programme is to boost
    productivity and the quality of working life by making full use of, and
    developing, staff know-how and innovative power in Finnish workplaces. This
    is to be achieved by developing human resources and helping organisations to
    reform their modes of operation. The programme:

  • Article
    27 July 1997

    The Government announced on 8 July 1997 that it is to end balloting over the
    check-off system for trade union members, whereby members can have their
    union subscriptions deducted directly from their wages by the employer, who
    then passes them on to the union.

  • Article
    27 July 1997

    On 24 June 1997 the recent collective bargaining round at the leading German
    motor company Volkswagen (VW) ended with the conclusion of a new company
    agreement. Volkswagen is one of the very few large German corporations in the
    metalworking sector which, traditionally, are not covered by branch-level
    collective bargaining, but have always concluded their own company
    agreements. The negotiations for the about 95,000 VW employees take place
    between VW management and the regional office of the IG Metall metalworkers'
    union in Lower Saxony, where most of the six west German VW plants are
    located.

  • Article
    27 July 1997

    Transport is one of Italy's most strike-prone sectors, at the same time as
    being covered by legislation regulating strikes in essential public services.
    This article draws on recent statistical evidence to examine the nature of
    industrial conflict in transport, highlighting the problem of the
    "announcement effect", whereby a strike call can cause considerable
    disruption, even though the strike itself is cancelled.

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