Europe – Consultation for the revision of the directive on employee information

February 18, 2016

The European Commission is carrying out an evaluation of the Directive 91/533 concerning employer’s obligation to inform employees of the terms of their employment. A public consultation survey came out on 26 January and remains open until 20 April 2016. It can be completed by all EU citizens, as well as by trade unions, employers’ […]


Europe – EUROSOFIN launches final report on social dialogue and restructuring in the banking sector

February 18, 2016

The project EUROSOFIN -Social dialogue in the financial sector in Europe: Contribution to anticipation and restructuring, which involved some of the IRENE network members, has launched, in the beginning of February 2016, its final report, edited by Kirov and Thill. The report can be accessed here: http://www.astrees.org/fic_bdd/article_pdf_fichier/1450345838_EUROSOFIN_final_report.pdf


Germany – Concession bargaining undermines the working conditions/wages of core workers

February 18, 2016

Chiara Benassi is the author of an ETUI Policy Brief focusing the IG Metall campaign for agency workers. Concession bargaining is often framed as a response to organisational or economic crises and therefore as a useful instrument for dealing with employment restructuring in the short term. This policy brief examines the practice of concession bargaining […]


France – Publication on the evolution of managing restructuring and employees’ mobility

February 4, 2016

The main findings of the Lab on social innovation promoted by ASTREES, an IRENE member, since 2013, were published on the 28 January 2016. The publication «L’Évolution de la gestion des restructurations et les nouvelles formes de mobilité» intends to show the different opinions gathered on the way to provide employees mobility knowing that change […]


Europe – Eurofound launches the European restructuring annual report 2015

February 4, 2016

The European Restructuring Monitor (ERM) annual report for 2015 was published on the 27 January 2016. This report explores the issue of job creation in small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The report is available here: http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/sites/default/files/ef_publication/field_ef_document/ef1561en_1.pdf


Europe – ETUI publishes on employer recourse to fixed-term workers

February 4, 2016

European case law helps protect fixed-term workers against discrimination but contributes little to restricting employer recourse to this form of non-standard contract. Such is the principal message of a recent ETUI publication presented on 26 January 2016. The paper can be downloaded for free here: http://www.etui.org/Publications2/Working-Papers/The-Court-of-Justice-of-the-European-Union-and-fixed-term-workers-still-fixed-but-at-least-equal