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  • Part-time bank employees to get equal treatment under new agreement

    Although part-time employment remains one of the most common flexible forms of employment in Cyprus, it appears to have been on the decline over the past two years (*CY0601101F* [1]). According to data from the Statistical Service of Cyprus (Στατιστική Υπηρεσία της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας, CYSTAT [2]), based on /Labour Force Survey/ (LFS) data for the 2006 reference year, part-time employment declined from 8.9% in 2005 to 7.7% in 2006. In terms of gender distribution, the decrease in part-time employment was greater among women, amounting to almost two percentage points of a drop when it declined from 14% of women working part time in 2005 to 12.1% in 2006. [1] [2]
  • Social partners agree to raise minimum wage

    Up until the end of September 2007, the gross monthly minimum wage in Slovakia was SKK 7,600 (€230 as at 9 November 2007) and the gross hourly minimum wage was SKK 43.70 (€1.33). The Decree of the Slovakian Government No. 540 of 28 September 2006 had raised the previous gross monthly minimum wage by SKK 700 (€21) (SK0611039I [1]). At that time, the minimum wage increased by more than 10% and was SKK 1,850 (€56) higher than the gross subsistence minimum, which was set at SKK 5,750 (€174) on 1 July 2006. [1]
  • Proposed reform of pension system to result in lower pensions

    The Hungarian government has arrived at one of the most crucial points in implementing its proposed reforms (HU0609029I [1]): the restructuring of the state-run pension system. Although compulsory private pension funds were introduced in 1996, older generations remained in the public pay-as-you-go system (see the Hungarian contribution (69Kb, MS Word doc) [2] to the EIRO comparative study on Occupational pensions and industrial relations [3]). The government has to make decisions on increasing the official retirement age, review early retirement options, and devise new methods of calculating pensions and pension increments. The state-run pension system is accumulating a substantial deficit each year, which will probably increase in future years due to Hungary’s ageing population. [1] [2] [3]
  • Pay dispute at Budapest public transport company

    Budapest Transport Company (Budapest Közlekedési Vállalat, BKV [1]) is responsible for providing public transport services for Budapest, a city of nearly two million inhabitants, and for a further half a million commuters. BKV employs almost 13,000 people and carries about seven million passengers a day. It operates five branches – including bus, tram, metro and underground, suburban railway and trolley bus – in an integrated network system. The company is 100% owned by the local authority of Budapest. [1]
  • TUC report calls for equal access to workplace training

    A Trades Union Congress (TUC [1]) report, Time to tackle the training divide (734Kb PDF) [2] – published in August 2007 – examines training patterns in UK workplaces. The research draws on data from the UK Labour Force Survey (LFS) and from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD [3]). [1] [2] [3]
  • Decline in occupational illnesses over past 10 years

    The Institute for Public Health (Institutul de Sănătate Publică Bucureşti, ISPB [1]) has recently published a study on work-related diseases, entitled /Occupational morbidity in Romania in 2006/ [Morbiditatea profesională în România în 2006 (in Romanian, 1.1Mb PDF) [2]], based on annual data reported by occupational doctors. Between 1996 and 2006, statistical data reveal a generally decreasing trend in the number of new cases of diseases and in the incidence of occupational illnesses. [1] [2] BP 2006.pdf
  • High incidence of work-related health problems in Oslo

    A survey on Self-reported work-related health problems from the Oslo Health Study [1] was published in September 2006 in the scientific journal /Occupational Medicine/ by researchers from the National Institute of Occupational Health in Norway (Statens arbeidsmiljøinstitutt, Stami [2]). The study aimed to examine the occurrence of work-related health problems and their impact on the total burden of ill-health among Oslo citizens aged 30, 40 and 45 years. [1] [2]
  • Foundation Findings: Flexicuritate – probleme şi provocări

    This issue of Foundation Findings deals with flexicurity in Europe. Flexicurity is a policy approach that attempts to combine flexibility of labour markets for employers and security of employment for employees. Foundation Findings provide pertinent background information and policy pointers for all actors and interested parties engaged in the current European debate on the future of social policy. The contents are based on Foundation research and reflect its autonomous and tripartite structure.
  • Eurofound News, Issue 10, November/December 2007

    This issue contains the following articles: Director's diary; Weighing up the pros and cons of mobility; Report calls for active labour market policies; In brief; and Latest events and publications.
  • Industrial dispute at national airline over breach of employee consultation law

    On 3 October 2007, a request for mediation services was submitted by the trade unions the Local Authority Workers’ and Employees’ Trade Union (Συντεχνία Ημικρατικών, Δημοτικών και Κοινοτικών Εργατοϋπαλλήλων Κύπρου, SIDIKEK), affiliated to the Pancyprian Federation of Labour (Παγκύπρια Εργατική Ομοσπονδία, PΕΟ [1]), and the Cyprus Airways Employees’ Trade Union (SYNYKA), affiliated to the Cyprus Workers’ Confederation (Συνομοσπονδία Εργαζομένων Κύπρου, SΕΚ [2]). The request was submitted to the Ministry of Labour and Social Insurance (Υπουργείου Εργασίας και Κοινωνικών Ασφαλίσεων, MILSA [3]) in relation to a labour dispute over the allegedly one-sided decision by the national airline Cyprus Airways [4] to enter into an agreement with Swissport [5]/GAP Vassilopoulos (Cyprus) Ltd [6]. The agreement concerns the creation of a joint venture seeking to obtain one of the licences for ground and ramp-handling services, to be awarded by the strategic investor at Larnaka and Pafos Airports. [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6]