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The Netherlands — Extended pension age linked to time limit on heavy duty work

16 October 2009

After the collapse of talks between unions and employer representatives on the extension of the national retirement age from 65 to 67, the government is expected to announce details today of how exactly this should be done. According to news agency ANP, agreement has already been reached on meas...


France — Illegal temporary employees wreak havoc in Paris

16 October 2009

1,700 hundred temporary employees without official papers (sans papiers) have decided to go on strike in Paris with the support of unions and human rights groups, Le Monde reports. The workers want to highlight the conditions under which they work on the refurbishment of Paris underground worki...


UK — All divisions of Servoca deliver profits

16 October 2009

Following its recent year end of 30 September, Servoca Plc (SVCA:LSE), which is predominantly focused on providing resourcing services to the public sector, has today confirmed that trading remains robust. All divisions are delivering profits and Servoca has continued to make progress in the se...


UK — Government launches consultation paper on delayed AWD

16 October 2009

Even though the labour government has deferred the implementation of the European Union Agency Workers Directive (AWD) until 2011, a consultation paper has been launched which details the legislation they would like to see enacted. The legislation will be on the basis of the May 2008 agreement...


Denmark — New labour mobility agreement with India

16 October 2009

The Danish government has just signed a labour mobility agreement with the Indian Ministry for Overseas Affairs. The Danish embassy in India has set up a 'Work in Denmark' centre that will work in close collaboration with the Indian government to recruit Indian workers for jobs in Denmark, where...


France — Engineers are aware of their market value and not concerned about the recession

15 October 2009

A new research report by specialist recruitment firm Expectra (a Randstad subsidiary), reveals that 70% of French engineers are not concerned about the current economic crisis and feel that it has had no impact on their job situation, Le Figaro reports. Rather than clinging desperately on to the...


Poland — Worldwide HR decisions at odds with Polish economy

15 October 2009

Many multinational corporations don't seem to have understood that cutting the headcount in Poland is quite the wrong thing to do, Polish Market reports. At a recent meeting of the HR Policy Group of the British-Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw, Marcin Parnokwsky from the Polish Ministry for...


UK — Government to delay implementation of EU agency workers' directive

15 October 2009

The government is to delay key elements of its employment protection legislation until after the election in an attempt to keep the labour market flexible and slow the increase in unemployment, the Guardian reports. Lord Mandelson is today expected to announce that the European Union's agency wo...


UK — Unemployment slightly up by 0.3%

15 October 2009

According to the latest data published by the Office for National Statistics the UK unemployment rate was 7.9% for the three months to August 2009. This is up 0.3 percentage points from the previous three months and up 2.1 percentage points on the year. The number of unemployed people was 2.47 mi...


UK — 78.9% of city workers expect a similar or higher bonus compared to last year

15 October 2009

Morgan McKinley, the financial recruitment specialist, has published the latest 'London Employment Monitor' covering September 2009 figures. The report is based on a survey among 200 of London's financial services professionals. With the bonus season fast approaching, 82% of interviewees expect...