Europe – Eurofound launches the ERM Quarterly

January 21, 2016

The European Monitoring Centre on Change from Eurofound has launched on the 20 January 2016 data from the last quarter of 2015. This issue includes for instance support instruments for restructuring in the Netherlands. This document can be accessed here: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_publication/field_ef_document/ef1605en.pdf


Belgium – Publication of the official statistics on restructuring in 2015

January 21, 2016

Published on the 19 January 2016, the statistics of restructuring from January to December 2015 were published by the Service Public Fédéral Emploi, Travail et Concertation Sociale. The document in French can be accessed here: http://www.emploi.belgique.be/defaultNews.aspx?id=44434


Europe – Eurofound launches report on temporary employment

January 7, 2016

The Eurofound published on the 4 January 2016 the executive summary of the report on temporary employment across the EU27. This report is based on the EU Labour Force Survey data for 2001 to 2012. Among other issues, it calculates the wage gap between temporary and permanent employees. The executive summary can be accessed here: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_publication/field_ef_document/ef1557en1.pdf


Europe – EU reforms on restructuring postponed

January 7, 2016

There are three Directives dealing with the topic which are under debate: collective redundancies, business transfers, Information and Consultation on the national level. Neither the trade unions (ETUC) nor the employers’ associations (BusinessEurope) wish to combine these Directives into one single legal act. Both spoke out clearly against a legislative initiative from the European Commission, […]


Mexico – Study shows the different impact in work climate of different labour relationships

January 7, 2016

Recently the University of Nuevo Léon, in Mexico, has published an article on the different performance of full time employees and outsourcing employees. The full paper can be accessed here, in Spanish: http://cienciauanl.uanl.mx/?p=4910