World – ILO report on unemployment increase

January 22, 2015

According to the new ILO report «World Employment and Social Outlook – Trends 2015», published on the 20 January 2015, unemployment will continue to rise in the coming years due to slower growth and widening inequality. This report can be found here: http://www.ilo.org/global/research/global-reports/weso/2015/lang–en/index.htm


Belgium – Restructuring statistics 2014

January 22, 2015

The Belgian «Service Public Fédéral Emploi Travail et Concertation Sociale» has published the statistics on restructuring for the year 2014 on the 16 January 2015. Those statistics can be found here: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultNews.aspx?id=42650


France – New vocational training framework comes into force

January 22, 2015

In France, the new legal framework on vocational training came into force in January 2015. One of the changes is the creation of the «Compte personnel de formation» (CPF) which seems to emphasize the relation between the employee and the employer. More information on this subject can be found on the website of the Centre […]


EU – EC report relates job quality with the crisis

January 22, 2015

On the 15 January 2015, the European Commission has published the «2014 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review». This report sustains that countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection and investing in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic crisis. The report can be found here: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=pt&catId=89&newsId=2172&furtherNews=yes


NEW ! A 40 pages report on the prevalence and impacts of restructuring (and specific forms of restructuring) in Germany

January 22, 2015

Report re to the impact of restructuring on BAuA website : German report  Dieser Kurzbericht widmet sich auf der Basis verschiedener Datengrundlagen einer Bestandsaufnahme des Restrukturierungsgeschehens in Deutschland in den letzten Jahren. Einbezogen werden dabei sowohl Daten auf Organisationsebene (European Restructuring Monitor, M&A-Database) als auch die Sichtweisen der Beschäftigten (BIBB/BAuA-Erwerbstätigenbefragung, DGB Index Gute Arbeit) und von […]


Macro-economics – WP: income inequality and economic growth

January 8, 2015

Reducing income inequality would boost economic growth, according to a recent OECD analysis, that can be found here: http://www.oecd.org/newsroom/inequality-hurts-economic-growth.htm.


Europe – Book on CSR and trade unions

January 8, 2015

On the 24 February 2015 will be held a meeting in the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), in Brussels, to present and discuss the book Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Trade Unions – Perspectives from Across Europe. You may find more information here: http://www.etui.org/Events/Monthly-Forum-Corporate-social-responsibility-and-trade-unions-perspectives-from-across-Europe


Europe – Research on restructuring in the financial sector

January 8, 2015

The final conference of the Eurosofin project will be held in Brussels on the 11 February 2015. The Eurosofin – Social dialogue in the financial sector in Europe: Contribution to anticipation and restructuring is coordinated by CEPS Luxembourg and covers the EU level and 5 EU countries (Austria, France, Luxembourg, Romania, UK), counting on some […]


Europe – Research on restructuring and vulnerable groups

January 8, 2015

The final conference of the VIRES project will be held in Brussels on the 21 January 2015. The VIRES – Vulnerable groups In REStructuring is coordinated by ASTREES and covers 10 European countries. This project is an IRENE network project, thus further information may be found on this website soon.


Europe – The EC publishes the TTIP texts

January 8, 2015

On the 7 January 2015, the European Commission has published the raft of texts setting out proposals for legal text in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the United States of America. These texts may be found here: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1230