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The statistical office Destatis reported that nominal earnings in May 2017 had increased by 2.6% ... [more]

The statistical office Destatis reported that nominal earnings in May 2017 had increased by 2.6% when compared to 2016. Employment reached a record high level, with 44.1 million workers. Compared with May 2016, the number of persons in employment increased by 651,000 or 1.5%. The Institute for Labour Market and Professional Research (IAB) published data, which give evidence that the workforce worked a total of 15.3 billion hours in the first quarter of 2017, an increase of 3.2% compared to the same period last year. The data from IAB also show that the number of full-time employees grew by 1.4 % in Q1 2017 compared to 2016.
English: https://www.destatis.de/EN/PressServices
https://www.destatis.de/EN/PressServices
Destatis report (German): https://www.destatis.de/DE/PresseService
IAB-data (German, with statistics): http://www.iab.de/de/informationsservice/presse

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Bus drivers of the regional transport company ‘De Lijn’ continue with their strike. The strike st... [more]

Bus drivers of the regional transport company ‘De Lijn’ continue with their strike. The strike started with the aim to put more pressure on ongoing negotiations for a collective agreement. The trade unions have asked for a 1.1% wage increase; however, the management asks for several compensation measures that work out negative for the workers.
English: http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws.english/News
French: https://www.rtbf.be/info/economie/detail_le-reseau-de-de-lijn-toujours
Dutch: http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/binnenland

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According to a survey conducted by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) more than every thir... [more]

According to a survey conducted by the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) more than every third company - 36 per cent - has unsuccessfully tried to recruit new employees in 2016. The employers' organisation organised a survey among 3,335 companies. In May 2017, the centre-right government had promised to cut taxes for high and low-income earners, as well as companies, simplify rules and improve the country’s infrastructure as part of a major drive designed to combat a lack of labour supply. However, the opposition and the trade unions take a very critical stand towards this policy. In a period of more competition to find skilled labour investment in people and improved wages must be the answer.
English: https://www.thelocal.dk/jobs/article/danish-companies-struggling

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The gross minimum wage will be differentiated based on education, according to the 2017-2020 gove... [more]

The gross minimum wage will be differentiated based on education, according to the 2017-2020 governing program, published on the Chamber of Deputies’ website. The gross minimum wage will grow to RON 2,000 (440 euro) in 2018, RON 2,200 (483 euro) in 2019, and RON 2,400 (527 euro) in 2020. According to the governing program, the gross minimum wage for people with university studies will be higher, respectively RON 2,300 (505 euro) in 2018, RON 2,640 (580 euro) in 2019 and RON 3,000 (659 euro) in 2020. The gross minimum wage currently amounts to RON 1,450 (319 euro), after a RON 200 increase in February. It is now planned that the minimum wage will go up once a year, like in most European countries.
English: https://www.romania-insider.com/romanias-minimum-wage

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The public-sector unions decided to suspend an ongoing strike that had led to garbage piling up i... [more]

The public-sector unions decided to suspend an ongoing strike that had led to garbage piling up in the streets, partly because of the heatwave. Union officials said they would explore other forms of labour action in the coming days. Earlier on, the local authority workers’ union, POE-OTA, had announced a 24-hour strike after what it described as a fruitless meeting with the Interior Minister. The workers demand that no contract cleaners should be dismissed after their contracts expire. According to unionists, the minister reneged on his promise to workers that they will keep their jobs. POE-OTA has put pressure onto the government to give permanent jobs to thousands of short-term workers in spite of a Court of Auditors ruling that banned the extension of fixed term contracts (see also the May-CBN).
English: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/greek-garbos-suspend-strike
http://www.ekathimerini.com/219427/article/ekathimerini/news/athens-municipal-workers

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Following difficult negotiations with the management over the future of the Untertürkheim site, t... [more]

Following difficult negotiations with the management over the future of the Untertürkheim site, the Works Council at this major supplying site of Mercedes-Benz will not allow any overtime as of 1 July 2017. So far, the plant management insists that the planned battery factory should not be a subdivision of the Untertürkheim site, but instead should be located at Deutsche Accumotive GmbH. Accumotive GmbH is a subsidiary company of Daimler AG based in Kamenz (Saxony). This represents a serious threat to some 19,000 workers at Untertürkheim currently producing combustion engines, transmissions and axles for cars.
English: http://www.industriall-union.org/workers-at-daimler-in-germany-fight

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Trade union 3F has created a special webpage that tackles social dumping practices. The union jou... [more]

Trade union 3F has created a special webpage that tackles social dumping practices. The union journal reports about one of the last case that are listed on this webpage. The industrial company Fipros A / S, which supplies ingredients for the food working industry, has been sentenced on 28 June in the Labour Court to a 1.8 million Danish Kroner (025 million euro) fine for the underpayment of Hungarian workers.
The webpage against social dumping: https://tema.3f.dk/stop-social-dumping
The report (Danish): https://www.fagbladet3f.dk/artikel/millionbod-til

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Turku shipyard, which is owned by the German firm Meyer, has a two-tier labour market, according ... [more]

Turku shipyard, which is owned by the German firm Meyer, has a two-tier labour market, according to reports from regional authorities. The reports detail how some subcontracted workers at Meyer's Turku yard are paid less than the minimum wages outlined in collective agreements, their hours are not properly recorded, and there are shortcomings in arrangements for occupational health care, overtime payments and time off in lieu of overtime.
English: https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/reports_reveal_turku_shipyards_two-tier

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The (German owned) retail chain Globus will raise wages paid to all its employees in hypermarkets... [more]

The (German owned) retail chain Globus will raise wages paid to all its employees in hypermarkets by an average of CZK 1,000 (38 euro) beginning 1 July 2017. The growth will apply also to benefits, such as the 13th wage or meal vouchers. The chain employs 4,900 people in hypermarkets.
English: http://praguemonitor.com/2017/06/28/globus-will-raise

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Workers at a Fiat plant in the town of Kragujevac are staging a work stoppage while remaining in ... [more]

Workers at a Fiat plant in the town of Kragujevac are staging a work stoppage while remaining in their workplaces. Two one-hour warning strikes were held. Workers demanded an increase in the base wage from RSD 38,000 to 45,000 (approximately 315 to 370 euro), a reorganisation of production or hiring of new workers to reduce the load on workers who are now performing several operations or, in addition to their own, doing the work of others who are on sick or maternity leave.
English: http://www.b92.net/eng/news/business

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