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  • Article
    12 January 2009

    In Greek law, the right to strike is protected by the Constitution and is an
    extension of trade union freedom. However, the exercise of the right to
    strike is subject to certain conditions, the non-observance of which renders
    the strike illegal. Additional restrictions are in place in the case of
    strikes involving employees in public utilities. The so-called abusive strike
    is a special category of illegal strike.

  • Article
    12 January 2009

    Every two years, the Belgian social partners negotiate their economic and
    social priorities for the next two years. The following organisations
    participate in the negotiations: the three trade unions – the Confederation
    of Christian Trade Unions (Confédération des Syndicats Chrétiens/Algemeen
    Christelijk Vakverbond, CSC [1]/ACV [2]), the Federation of Liberal Trade
    Unions of Belgium (Centrale Générale des Syndicats Libéraux de
    Belgique/Algemene Centrale der Liberale Vakbonden van België, CGSLB/ACLVB
    [3]) and the Belgian General Federation of Labour (Fédération Générale du
    Travail de Belgique/Algemeen Belgisch Vakverbond, FGTB/ABVV [4]) –and the
    Belgian Federation of Employers (Fédération des Entreprises de
    Belgique/Verbond van Belgische Ondernemingen, FEB [5]/VBO [6]). In December
    2006, after a prolonged bargaining round, the Belgian social partners reached
    an extensive national intersectoral agreement for the period 2007–2008
    (*BE0701019I* [7]).

    [1] http://www.csc-en-ligne.be/
    [2] http://www.acv-online.be/
    [3] http://www.aclvb.be/
    [4] http://www.abvv.be/
    [5] http://www.vbo-feb.be/?lang=fr
    [6] http://www.vbo-feb.be/
    [7] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/social-partners-conclude-intersectoral-agreement-for-2007-2008

  • Article
    12 January 2009

    On the basis of quantitative social security data (anonymous individual
    data), the Austrian Labour Market Service (Arbeitsmarktservice, AMS [1])
    commissioned a study (in German, 160Kb PDF) [2] which investigated the
    effects of having children and the childcare responsibilities of parenthood
    on the labour market integration of women and the development of female
    income levels. The so-called ‘childcare effect’ is analysed by comparing
    women of three different age groups – that is, those aged 25, 35 and 45
    years – and by taking into consideration women’s age at childbirth –
    more specifically, women who gave birth to their first child before or after
    their 26th birthday.

    [1] http://www.ams.at/neu/english/9289.htm
    [2] http://www.forschungsnetzwerk.at/downloadpub/Frauenerwerbstaetigkeit_Kinderbetreuung.pdf

  • Article
    12 January 2009

    A ‘Study on employers’ perspectives regarding the employment of disabled
    people’ (Estudio sobre perspectivas del mundo empresarial respecto a la
    contratación de personas con discapacidad (616Kb PDF) [1]) was conducted by
    the Manpower Foundation (Fundación Manpower [2]) and the ONCE Foundation
    (Fundación ONCE [3]), based on a survey of 1,500 Spanish companies.

    [1] http://www.fundaciononce.es/libros/TOTALRev_1ADAPTADO_CQS.pdf
    [2] http://www.fundacionmanpower.org/
    [3] http://www.fundaciononce.es/

  • Article
    12 January 2009

    The State Commission of Physicians for Health and Work Capacity Examination
    (Veselības un darbspēju ekspertīzes ārstu valsts komisija, VDEĀVK [1])
    is a direct administrative body under the control of the Republic of Latvia
    (RL) Ministry of Welfare (Labklājības ministrija, LM [2]). Its main
    function is to provide an expert evaluation of disabilities.

    [1] http://www.vdeavk.gov.lv/
    [2] http://www.lm.gov.lv/

  • Article
    8 January 2009

    In June 2008, the Norwegian government approved new administrative provisions
    relating to temporary work agencies. At the same time, a proposal for changes
    to existing regulations relating to companiesaeuroTM use of hired labour was
    also put forward. The purpose of these initiatives is to promote honest
    labour and business practices within this industry, which in recent years has
    seen great challenges particularly with regard to the operations of companies
    and temporary agency workers from the new EU Member States. The new
    regulations are expected to come into force during the autumn of 2008.

  • Article
    6 January 2009

    The National Council on Equality between Women and Men to the Council of
    Ministers welcomed the discussions which took place during a meeting on 19
    November. Participants in the discussion included nationally representative
    employer and trade union organisations, nongovernmental organisations,
    representatives of the management of the National Statistic Institute (NSI),
    National Social Security Institute (NSSI), state agencies and deputy
    ministers of all ministries dealing with issues related to equality between
    women and men.

  • Article
    6 January 2009

    In 2004, Romanian employer [1] s were represented through 12 organisations
    recognised as representative in the terms of Law no. 130/1996, regarding
    collective agreements.

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/employer

  • Article
    6 January 2009

    In Europe, health and safety [1] at work policies aim to protect workers’
    lives, physical, mental and social integrity and well-being against
    occupational accidents and diseases [2].

    [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/health-and-safety
    [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/industrial-relations-dictionary/occupational-accidents-and-diseases