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23 May 2006
Czech Republic : President vetoes new Labour Code
The introduction of the new Labour Code in the Czech Republic must overcome yet another obstacle. After a veto in the Senate which was overturned by another favorable vote of the national assembly, Czech President Vaclav Klaus vetoed the new legislation. It is now again up to the members of parliament in the lower chamber to override this presidential veto. (Ref. 06511)
19 May 2006
Spain : proposals to modernize the Public sector
The Minister of public administration, Jordi Sevilla, said he was in favour of flexible retirements, extension of telecommuting and salary linked to merit for civil servants. A negotiation on new staff Regulations for civil servants is currently under way. (Réf. 06497)
18 May 2006
General Motors : 900 job cuts in Great Britain
General Motors, the world’s number one car manufacturer, announced on 17 May 2006 the shedding of 900 jobs in its factory of Ellesmere Port, close to Liverpool, which manufactures Opel Astra under the Vauxhall mark. The American group decided to reduce the production by removing the night shift, with two cycles instead of three, but ensured that it would proceed to voluntary departures. (Réf. 06491)