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After being bought by the Belgium Mediahuis in April, media group Saint-Paul announced a job cut ... [more]

After being bought by the Belgium Mediahuis in April, media group Saint-Paul announced a job cut of 80 because advertising revenues were too low during the Coronavirus crisis. The company owns the Luxembourg Times and the Luxemburger Wort newspapers. The company will be focusing on digital activities to retain and acquire more readers. Negotiations with the trade union on a social plan will start soon.

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Trade unions called for a strike and protest to denounce the job losses during the pandemic and d... [more]

Trade unions called for a strike and protest to denounce the job losses during the pandemic and demand wage increases. The unions taking part include the country’s second largest trade union General Confederation of Labour (CGT), a group of trade unions Solidaires, the Federation Syndicale Unitaire (FSU), the main education union and the largest public sector trade union, as well as several youth organisations. The "national day of inter-professional action" takes place over many of France's major cities.

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An earlier ruling (April 2019) which concluded that a former Uber driver wrongly lost his job bec... [more]

An earlier ruling (April 2019) which concluded that a former Uber driver wrongly lost his job because he was an employee of the firm and not an independent contractor, was now confirmed by the cantonal appeal court. This latest ruling was hailed by legal experts and trade unions as a ‘landmark decision’. The company can take the case to a higher court, but its position has been weakened by a recent decision in Geneva clarifying the meal delivery service Uber Eats is also an employer.

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The Government provided financial assistance in the form of employment retention subsidies, which... [more]

The Government provided financial assistance in the form of employment retention subsidies, which for micro and small and medium-sized enterprises amounted to about 65% of total labour costs. This package successfully contained the expansion of poverty caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but challenges remain according to the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The coronavirus pandemic hit micro enterprises the hardest and led to a decline in working hours during the second quarter of 2020 equivalent to the loss of 510,000 full-time jobs.

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Because unemployment has increased by almost 100,000 compared to the same period in 2019, unemplo... [more]

Because unemployment has increased by almost 100,000 compared to the same period in 2019, unemployment is high on the agenda of politicians. Both the national trade union federation ÖGB and the Chamber of Labour invited the Minister of Labour and the Minister of Social Affairs to talks. They discussed the necessary measures to fight unemployment by investing more in the economy.

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The European Commission’s ‘Employment and Social Developments in Europe’ report highlights the fo... [more]

The European Commission’s ‘Employment and Social Developments in Europe’ report highlights the following aspects: Adequate minimum wages and minimum incomes can have a beneficial effect on the social mobility of Europeans. Strengthening social fairness, including through investments in people, pays off. Closing gender-related gaps brings particularly high returns, while extending working lives, and raising educational attainment also have positive effects. Short-time work schemes are protecting jobs effectively.

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An agreement for Bosch France was unanimously signed by the trade unions that sets the framework ... [more]

An agreement for Bosch France was unanimously signed by the trade unions that sets the framework for the use of new official long-term short-time working provisions, which aim to enable companies to reduce their business over the long-term while benefiting from a more advantageous salary subsidy, on the proviso that they negotiate an agreement and commit to maintain jobs.

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Unemployment in August was 2.2 percentage points higher than one a year ago. At the end of August... [more]

Unemployment in August was 2.2 percentage points higher than one a year ago. At the end of August, the Employment Agencies registered 245,774 unemployed, an increase of 12,779 compared to July the decrease is 12,779 people. The increase of unemployment compared to August 2019 is 73,131 people.

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The government has approved a plan to increase the country’s minimum wage to PLN 2,800 (€630) a m... [more]

The government has approved a plan to increase the country’s minimum wage to PLN 2,800 (€630) a month as of January. The minimum hourly rate will go up to PLN 18.30 (€4.10) by January 1, 2021. Last year the Prime Minister said that increasing the minimum wage should be regarded as an investment in the country’s future.

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Wages of staff at public authorities increased by almost 10% in 2019. Last year, 27,628 civil ser... [more]

Wages of staff at public authorities increased by almost 10% in 2019. Last year, 27,628 civil servants worked in state and local government agencies. In 2019, the average gross monthly basic salary of state authorities increased by 9.8% to €1,599. In comparison, the average gross monthly salary in Estonia was €1,407, an increase by 7.4% compared to the previous year.

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