Portugal – International seminar in Lisbon on restructuring and the crisis

March 19, 2015

On the 27 March 2015, the Portuguese office of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation together with the Research Centre of Economic and Organizational Sociology (SOCIUS) of the School of Economics and Management (ISEG), from the Lisbon University, organise an international seminar entitled Corporate Restructuring in Europe: what changed with the crisis? The seminar, supported by the […]


France – Studies on corporate patronage reveal its crucial role

March 19, 2015

Studies focusing on the corporate patronage (“mécénat des enterprises”) can be found in the newsletter of the French network ALIZÉ: http://www.astrees.org/fic_bdd/article_pdf_fichier/1426673002_NEWS_ALIZE_mars15.pdf


UK – British mergers and acquisitions keep falling since the 80s

March 19, 2015

In the beginning of March 2015, the British Office for National Statistics has published data on mergers and acquisitions activity involving UK companies in 2014. Data show the fall of mergers and acquisitions to lower levels than experienced during the depth of the 2008-09 economic downturn, following a trend that started in the 80s. Data […]


Europe – Eurofound publishes on restructuring in the public sector

March 19, 2015

The European Restructuring Monitor from Eurofound has published in the beginning of March 2015 the report on restructuring in the public sector 2014. One of the findings stresses that more than one-third of public service workers in Europe are now aged over 50. You can consult the executive summary here: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/publications/executive-summary/2015/working-conditions-labour-market/erm-annual-report-2014-restructuring-in-the-public-sector-executive-summary and the full document […]


Belgium – 2000 workers from the steel mill sector helped by European funds to find a new job

March 19, 2015

The Belgium steel mill sector succeeded European funding for dismissed workers. European Funds, of 3.8 million Euros, will support 2000 workers from companies Arcelor Mittal, Caterpillar, Duferco-NMLK and Saint-Gobain-Sekurit. More information can be found here: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultNews.aspx?id=42827


Belgium – Minister of work announces measures to stop insolvencies

March 6, 2015

The Belgium Vice-prime minister and Minister of Employment, Economy and Consummers, Kris Peeters, announced measures to stop insolvencies in the construction sector. More information can be found here: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultNews.aspx?id=42807


Portugal – Employer confederation organizes conference on restructuring

March 6, 2015

On the 25 February 2015, the main employer Portuguese confederation, CIP, together with the Catholic University have organized a conference on restructuring of companies in a difficult economic situation. Further information can be consulted here: http://cip.org.pt/conferencia-reestruturacao-de-empresas/


EU – The European Restructuring Monitor registers a still hesitant recovery

March 6, 2015

The proportion of job losses attributable to closure substantially increased compared to the percentage reported in the third quarter, and the announced job losses continued to outweigh announced job creation, according to the ERM Quarterly that can be consulted here: http://eurofound.europa.eu/news/news-articles/more-jobs-lost-to-closure-in-last-quarter-of-the-year-eurofound-news-february-2015


France – Seminars addressed to managers of European Works Councils

March 6, 2015

ASTREES is organizing three European seminars addressed to Human Resources Managers who deal with European Works Councils. These seminars start in April, are free entry and admit all economic sectors and Member-States. More information can be found here: http://www.astrees.org/manager-les-comites-d-entreprises-europeens—3-seminaires-ouverts-aux-drh-_fr_02_04_art_378.html


EU – Special issue on employment security

March 6, 2015

The last number of the European Labour Law Journal, from 2014, is dedicated to employment security. ‘Dismissal Law under Change: New Risks for Workers’ is one of the articles that can be found here: http://www.ellj.eu/