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Eurofound publishes its work in a range of publication formats to match audience needs and the nature of the output. These include flagship reports on a particular area of activity, research reports summarising the findings of a research project and policy briefs presenting policy pointers from research projects or facts and figures relevant to policy debates. Also included are blog articles, regular articles on working life in Europe, presentations, working papers providing background material to ongoing or already concluded research, and reports arising from ad hoc requests by policymakers. Other corporate publications include annual reports, brochures and promotional publications. Web databases and online resources such as data visualisation applications are available in Data and resources.


  • Renault to cut 6,000 jobs in France and Europe

    On 24 July 2008, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Renault [1], Carlos Ghosn, announced that the company intends to cut at least 5,000 jobs in Europe due to the deteriorating macroeconomic climate (see European Restructuring Monitor (ERM [2]) factsheet [3]). The geographical distribution of the planned job losses was only specified after the summer. On 9 September, management presented a programme of voluntary redundancies, which envisages the loss of 4,000 jobs in France, about 3,000 of which will concern ‘structural staff’ such as engineers, technicians and commercial executives (see details in ERM factsheet [4]). In the Sandouville factory in the Normandy region in northern France, 1,000 production jobs will be cut out of a total 3,800 jobs. [1] http://www.renault.com/renault_com/en/main/index.aspx [2] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/emcc/erm/index [3] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/emcc/erm/factsheets/renault-3 [4] www.eurofound.europa.eu/ef/observatories/emcc/erm/factsheets/renault-4
  • Unions sign redundancy agreement at Stomana Industry

    Stomana Industry [1], is subsidiary of the Greek Sidenor Group [2] and is the second-largest steel mill in Bulgaria. The company had strong interests in enlarging its operations in the country and has put into place a significant investment programme of BGN 254 million (EUR 130 million) since 2001 when the company was incorporated into SIDENOR Group. At the beginning of this year it opened a new facility for special steels production which is the largest in the Balkans. *A total of 85% of Stomana* Industry *production is for export. However, recently Sidenor has halted all of its investment plans in* Bulgaria [3] *for the time being.* [1] http://www.stomana.bg/online/plaintext.aspx?catid=17&langid=2 [2] http://www.sidenor.gr/home.aspx?lang=EN [3] http://seenews.com/search/articlesearchresult/?SearchString=Bulgaria
  • Political and economic crises hamper social partner talks

    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
  • Barriers to labour market for people with disabilities

    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/
  • Equality and diversity in jobs and services for migrants in European cities: Good practice guide - Résumé

    The second module of research of the European Network of Cities for Local Integration Policy for Migrants (CLIP) examined the policies and practices of 25 cities in terms of equality and diversity in jobs and services. Key findings and recommendations for policymakers are outlined in this guide to good practice. The detailed findings of this research are described in a report, Equality and diversity in jobs and services: City policies for migrants in Europe (Council of Europe and Eurofound, 2008).
  • Eurofound News, Issue 1, January 2009

    This issue contains the following articles: Director's diary; Forging links with the Parliament; Spotlight on technology in the workplace; In brief; and Latest events and publications.
  • Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector: Austria

    This country report identifies and outlines regulation on liability in subcontracting processes in Austria. It is based on an analysis of secondary literary sources of information and on the results of interviews with key players in the field. The introduction briefly describes the broad political, legal and economic context in which the national laws on ‘joint and several liability’ in subcontracting have been developed. Joint and several liability refers to cases where two or more people enter into an obligation together, and where the claimant can recover the full obligation from any one of them; the cooperating parties are then left to decide their respective contributions between themselves. An overview report is available.
  • Temporary work agencies required to register activities

    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.
  • Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector: Belgium

    This country report identifies and outlines regulation on liability in subcontracting processes in Belgium. It is based on an analysis of secondary literary sources of information and on the results of interviews with key players in the field. The introduction briefly describes the broad political, legal and economic context in which the national laws on ‘joint and several liability’ in subcontracting have been developed. Joint and several liability refers to cases where two or more people enter into an obligation together, and where the claimant can recover the full obligation from any one of them; the cooperating parties are then left to decide their respective contributions between themselves.
  • Liability in subcontracting processes in the European construction sector: Finland

    This country report identifies and outlines regulation on liability in subcontracting processes in Finland. It is based on an analysis of secondary literary sources of information and on the results of interviews with key players in the field. The introduction briefly describes the broad political, legal and economic context in which the national laws on ‘joint and several liability’ in subcontracting have been developed. Joint and several liability refers to cases where two or more people enter into an obligation together, and where the claimant can recover the full obligation from any one of them; the cooperating parties are then left to decide their respective contributions between themselves. An overview report is available.

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