France – Final report on restructuring in the bank sector

December 22, 2015

The French IRENE member, ASTREES, has participated in a European project about restructuring in the bank sector. The final report has been launched recently and is available here: http://www.astrees.org/emploi-et-restructurations-dans-le-secteur-bancaire-en-europe—la-contribution-d-astrees-sur-la-france_fr_02_04_art_391.html


World – Comparative study shows women downward mobility with occupation interruptions

December 22, 2015

A recent article published at Work, Employment and Society, shows the impact of discontinuous work histories of young women in three countries: Sweeden, Germany and the US. Although with differences, the main finding shows that there is a downward mobility in their careers. This article can be accessed here: http://wes.sagepub.com/content/early/2015/11/25/0950017015598283.abstract


UK – New labour market statistics

December 22, 2015

The British National Office of Statistics has released the labour market statistics which can be found here: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?newquery=*&newoffset=25&pageSize=25&edition=tcm%3A77-385330


Sweden – Jobs creation for migrants

December 22, 2015

Eurofound has reported the creation of jobs in Sweden related with the migrant crisis in Europe. Further information can be found here: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/observatories/emcc


Europe – Report on temporary work shows the increase of segmentation

December 22, 2015

On the 15 December 2015, Eurofound has published a report on temporary work showing that it has increased since the 1980s in most European countries as a result of demands for greater flexibility in labour markets and subsequent reforms of employment protection legislation. The Eurofound study also finds evidence of segmentation in a number of European labour markets, whereby […]


Europe – ETUI launches European Works Councils website

December 10, 2015

The ETUI announced the launch of the new European Works Councils training web site: www.ewctraining.eu


World – Article shows it is better to reward groups than individuals

December 10, 2015

A collective article published recently in the Journal of Business Research using computational social methods shows that it is better to reward groups than individuals. More information can be accessed here: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0148296315001022


Europe – Project on dependent self-employed

December 10, 2015

ASTREES has published a synthesis of the Project TRADE as well as the comparative report. This project involves four European countries. More information can be accessed here: http://www.astrees.org/travailleurs-economiquement-dependants—des-aliens-dans-le-monde-du-travail_fr_02_04_art_390.html


Belgium – Temporary unemployment allowed in Belgium companies

December 10, 2015

Du to current context of terror threat, the Ministry of Labour allowed exceptional measures for Belgium companies. More information here: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultNews.aspx?id=44137


Europe – Eurofound publishes on workers mobility

December 10, 2015

Besides recent publications, namely of the Social dimension of intra-EU mobility: impact on public services, workers mobility seems to be a research subject for 2016 . Further information here: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/