WageIndicator Gazette 2

Woliweb/Wage InDicator Newsletter 2 June 2004

TABLE OF CONTENT

1. Launch July 8th: the program

2. For the international guests: program July 9 and 10. Location, transport, hotel, money

3. Great success: week of wage indicator in Holland

4. Progress in bringing new websites online

5. The latest from the research lab

 

 

1. LAUNCH JULY 8th www.wageindicator.org

 

The program for the 8th of July has been finalized. A program with a nice mixture of scientific lecturers and debate about the role of trade unions and the media in this research-media project. We end up with a world widewages game.

Please consult the program for the European launch of the Wage Indicator websites here

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2. FOR THE INTERNATIONAL GUESTS, PROGRAM JULY 9 , 10: LOCATION, TRANSPORT, HOTEL, MONEY

 

For the international guests and teams: See the program of July 9 and 10

. And attached to the program in the wageindicator.org-website are

1. declaration forms related to transportation costs, 2. a description how to get from Schiphol airport to AIAS and to the IBIS hotel in the city centre. Location of the Wage Indicator-launch: AIAS, Plantage Muidergracht 4, 1018 TV Amsterdam.

 

 

3. GREAT SUCCESS: WEEK OF THE WAGE INDICATOR in HOLLAND

 

Last week, from June 14 till 18 included, www.Loonwijzer.nl organized a

newsy tour through the country. By now it has become a tradition - if one can use that word after 3 years of existence. Anyhow, the idea is to create free publicity through the media (old and new alike) by making news, based on research on the Wage Indicator dataset.

This year the Dutch team engaged top dogs of the Dutch ‘polder’, i.e. the minister of social affairs, the vice chairperson of the confederation of trade unions FNV, the director social affairs of the employers’ association, a member of the board of commissionairs of a large Dutch multinational and a real professor. They all presented the results of ‘their’ research on consecutive days in a

restaurant where employees (or students) were having lunch.

Our great news is that after a couple of days newspapers and radio picked it up. And traffic to the website, as well as data intake, soured sky high. At the fourth day of the week we noted that the number of visitors had

increased tenfold. Maybe this also had to do with the fact that at that

particular day the Dutch portal of Microsoft featured the Dutch wage

indicator website prominently. See www.loonwijzer.nl/msn

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4, PROGRESS IN BRINGING NEW WAGE INDICATORS ONLINE

 

Meanwhile the new content management system that we promised our web

partners in the 8 new countries is operational. And it seems to be working fine: fast, easy and almost bug free. The teams have been given passwords and are right now busy writing content and filling their sites. We are confident that - with the exception of Italy - all other newcomers to the project will be online before July 8, the date of the official launch. The Italian research institute IRES has withdrawn from the project. The cordinator is busy exploring a new 'Italian reserach connection'. Check the left side of www.wageindicator.org.

Hopefully the Chinese Wage Indicator will be in time for the launch.

 

 

5. THE LATEST FROM THE RESEARCH LAB

 

If you are really interested in what the Woliweb researchers are doing you may knock on the labdoor. You will find it here

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