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  • Towards union representation in local retail outlets ?

    In the retail and distributive sector, each type of shop - conventional department stores, retail shops, food supermarkets with at least two branches and independent retail shops - is covered by its own joint committee [1] and, depending on its type, its employees work 36, 38 or 40 hours a week, have pay differentials of between 20%- 25% and the right to be represented by a union delegation [2] or not. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/efemiredictionary/joint-committee [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/efemiredictionary/union-delegation
  • Employment policy agreement in Andalucia

    On 21 April 1997, trade unions, employers' associations and the Government of Andalucia signed an /Agreement on employment policy and economic development for Andalucia/. This is the third tripartite agreement to be reached in this region. It covers a period of two years (1997-8) and involves an investment of about ESP 200 billion .
  • First agreement reached after labour reform

    The Spanish chemicals sector agreement signed in April 1997 takes into account the national agreement on labour market reform recently concluded by unions and employers, with respect to types of employment contract and temporary employment agencies
  • Unions fight the far Right's hijack of May Day

    The Vlaams Blok, a xenophobic and extreme right-wing Flemish nationalist party, is currently seeking legitimacy as the defender of "ordinary people". With its populist stand against immigrants and French-speakers, the party has won a large number of votes in some towns in Flanders, particularly amongst those sections of the population most badly hit by unemployment and worsening living conditions.
  • Disagreement on proposed new Danish Work Environment Act

    The high number of industrial injuries, recently reported by the Labour Inspectorate, have fuelled the debate on the new Work Environment Act, which is a part of the Government's action plan /Improved work environment year 2005/. According to the report on /Reported industrial injuries in the building and construction sector, 1993-1995/, the sector experienced a 22% increase in industrial injuries over the period in question (DK9704107F [1]). [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/undefined/danish-building-and-construction-sites-are-hazardous-workplaces
  • Pilots on strike at Air France

    The majority of pilots' trade unions represented in the Air France group took part in a relatively successful strike from 20-23 May 1997, protesting at the setting up of a two-tier salary system.
  • Swedish employers urged to negotiate on the reduction of working time

    "Negotiate a reduction of working time - or else public opinion will force through legislation". That was the message in an article written jointly by Prime MinisterGöran Persson and the chair of the Swedish Metal Workers' Union, Göran Johnsson, and published in the evening paper /Aftonbladet/ on 28 April 1997. Considering that one of the authors is the Prime Minister of Sweden, it could be seen as a veiled threat to the employers. In the 1997 bargaining round, several trade unions called for a cut in working hours, and the employers consistently rejected them.
  • Agreement on journalists' copyright in digital media reached after years of disputes

    On 30 April 1997 theSwedish Union of Journalists (SJF) and the Swedish Publishers' Association (TU) reached agreement on employed journalists' author's rights in digital media.
  • First collective agreement at Guardian Automotive Europe SA

    In March 1997, Guardian Europe SA, signed its first-ever collective agreement for blue-collar workers. The deal provides for pay increases, while its provisions on other terms and conditions largely mirror statutory provisions.
  • Agreement between AKZO-Nobel and the unions

    On 8 April, AKZO-Nobel and the unions reached agreement on both working time reductions and pay increases. The dispute, which had served to divide AKZO-Nobel and the industrial unions since 13 March (NL9703108N [1]), was resolved to everyone's satisfaction. [1] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/eurwork/articles/akzo-nobel-abandons-a-standard-36-hour-week

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