Restructuring in the public sector in Europe

Mar 10, 2015 11:30 GMT Eurofound In the immediate aftermath of the recession in 2008, employment in the public sector continued to grow, helping to sustain demand in the European economy. However, by 2010 significant restructuring was underway in the public sector in several Member States. The ‘ERM Annual Report 2014 – Restructuring in the public sector’ provides an overview of restructuring trends in Member States since 2008.

Feb 28, 2015 16:06 GMT Action AWE Hundreds of people from the UK and across Europe will be travelling to AWE Burghfield on Monday 2nd March 2015 to form a total blockade of the UK's nuclear warhead manufacturing factory near Reading, preventing access in or out of the UK government owned site. The blockade will begin at 7.00 am,

Feb 27, 2015 19:24 GMT Adam Roberts My Views On UK Parliament Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy The report recommendations — if implemented will empower voters with easy access to all parliament data, videos, Hansard records, and engage them more in the democratic process, including the creation of legislation.

Take-up rate of parental and paternity leave remains low across Europe

Feb 26, 2015 14:25 GMT Eurofound The take-up rate of parental and paternity leave among fathers has been increasing in most Member States but it still remains relatively low. Covering all the EU Member States and Norway, this report looks at the most recent trends in terms of take-up of parental and paternity leave, existing provisions and factors influencing take-up rates.

Feb 18, 2015 17:00 GMT Tradermind Limited A fresh twist to the ongoing debate on the living and working conditions of labourers in Qatar is beginning to create ripples and has the potential to turn the issue on its head. I’ve been monitoring a pattern between UAE, Labour party of the UK, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and a pretentious human rights group, Global Network Research and Development.

Big differences in incidence of industrial action in companies across the EU

Feb 17, 2015 10:25 GMT Eurofound The global economic and financial crisis brought to an end an era of relative calm with regards to collective industrial action, and the highest incidence of industrial action was not surprisingly found in countries worst hit by the crisis. Wednesday 18 February is the international day of action in defence of the right to strike, initiated by the International Trade Union Confederation ITUC.

​EU sanctions against Russia impact on reported restructuring job losses in Europe

Feb 05, 2015 14:45 GMT Eurofound Dramatic recent oil price declines have seen deflation take hold in the EU, and general price levels in December 2014 were 0.2% lower than a year earlier. ​EU sanctions against Russia impact on reported restructuring job losses in Europe. This is further evidence of a tentative European economic recovery that appears to be running out of steam, the latest ERM Quarterly report.

A spotlight on statutory minimum wage levels in Europe in 2015

Feb 02, 2015 17:45 GMT Eurofound The minimum wage levels have begun to increase over the past two years, following years of no change. The latest quarterly update from EurWORK presents the most recent data on statutory minimum wages in Europe, applicable on 1 January 2015, and an overview of the discussions leading to the final settlements made in 2014.

Solicitors attack MoD. Millions of ££ later, MoD fights back!

Dec 19, 2014 17:01 GMT CompareLegalCosts Who is getting abused here: Iraqis or the UK legal system? Here's your tax pounds at work: attacking the MOD for attacking Iraqis. One thing's for sure, Birmingham-based solicitors PIL made £900,000 out of it. But was the case justifiable? The debate continues.

Innovate UK responds to BIS select committee report on Business-University collaboration

Dec 01, 2014 00:01 GMT Innovate UK Innovate UK Chief Executive Iain Gray has welcomed the report of the BIS Select committee on Business-University collaboration