Friday, February 20, 2015



IWS Documented News Service


Institute for Workplace Studies-----------------Professor Samuel B. Bacharach

School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies

Cornell University

16 East 34th Street, 4th floor--------------------Stuart Basefsky

New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


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On each theme home page, you will find a short description of the area and Eurofound's work within that area. New material is featured and displayed as it is published. To narrow down to more specific topics, please use the 'Find info by topic' form at the top left of the page.


[Click on Theme and/or Report Title below for access]

·         Business

·         OTP Bank [20 February 2015

·         Credito Valtellinese [17 February 2015]

·         GTT (Gruppo Torinese Trasporti) [16 February 2015]

·         SMA Solar Technology [9 February 2015

·         Bose [6 February 2015]


·         Industrial relations

·                     Hungary: Are managers overestimating the efficiency of software solutions? [20 February 2015]

·                     Sweden: Wage setting outside collective agreements [20 February 2015

·                     United Kingdom: Long-term growth in real earnings halted by recession [19 February 2015]

·                     Malta: Heated debate on proposed changes to Employment and Industrial Relations Act [19 February 2015]

·                     Belgium: Effects of the economic crisis on wage indexation [18 February 2015]


·         Labour market

·                     France: Criticism of labour courts unfounded says new study [19 February 2015]

·                     Belgium: Effects of the economic crisis on wage indexation [18 February 2015]

·                     Spain: Recent growth in entrepreneurial activity [18 February 2015]


·         Law and regulation

·         Sweden: Early retirement has positive health effects [17 February 2015]

·         Italy: Framework agreements signed to strengthen school-to-work transitions [11 February 2015]

·         Sweden: Gothenburg municipality implements 30-hour working week [02 February 2015]


·         Quality of life

·         Germany: Family benefit rule changes encourage parents to share childcare duties [19 February 2015]


·         Social policies

·         Ireland: Changes to sick pay rules worry employers [19 February 2015]

Working conditions

·         Greece: Voluntary intermunicipal mobility scheme [20 February 2015]


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