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14 April 2006
Denmark: the government proposes a major overhaul of social protection
After several months of examination and animated debates on the 49 proposals of the Commission on wellbeing, which had been prepared by 9 specialists during 2 years, the Danish government (liberal conservative) is due to reveal its position on the reforms which it will undertake in the coming months. (Ref. 06367)
14 April 2006
Germany: the population no longer trusts unemployment insurance and pension plans
According to a survey published on 11April 2006 by the magazine Stern, 73 % of German employees and workers would leave the mandatory modes of retirement insurance and unemployment insurance if they had the possibility. A few days before, the Bundestag adopted a law aimed at preventing a decrease in the amount of pensions on 1 July 2006. (Réf. 06366)
13 April 2006
Communication on CSR: interview of Anne Peeters
Following the communication of the European Commission on corporate social responsibility (see our article n°06247), Anne Peeters, deputy administrator of Cedac, an association for research on CSR and employment, in Brussels, gives e-europnews some elements in order to understand this document. (Réf. 06363)
13 April 2006
Germany: airline miles belong to the employer
Companies have the right to prohibit their employees from using for personal travel the Miles obtained during business trips. This is the judgment (9 AZR 500/05) given on 11 April 11 2006 by the federal work court. (Réf. 06359)
13 April 2006
Hungary : the telework should develop in the next years
More and more firms and companies use the advantages of teleworking according to the Ministry of Labor Affairs. The proportion of workers who telecommute can be easily duplicated in the next four years. In May 2004, regulations on telework were added to the Labour code with a view to improving the labour market position of various disadvantaged groups. (Ref. 06361)
12 April 2006
Social partners’ answer on the issue of corporate governance
European social partners responded to the consultation launched by the European Commission on company law and governance. Whereas the ETUC defends a model of governorship which would arrange a decisive space for employees, European employers ask for a simplification of the law and oppose any legislative intervention aimed at guaranteeing participation rights in management structures, in the event of changes (mergers, etc.). (Réf. 06360)
12 April 2006
Belgium: a study on telecommuting to help collective bargaining
The ministry for Employment published a study entitled “telecommuting and collective bargaining” intended to help the two sides of industry to negotiate on this topic. This document includes case studies carried out in 17 companies and an assistance tool for negotiation. (Réf. 06356)