EU Sources -Employment increase by 2018 -January 28, 2015

Against a backdrop of sluggish economic conditions and continued weak job creation, the European Commission’s Investment Plan proposed by President Juncker could provide a rapid economic stimulus that would foster Europe’s competitiveness at the same time as boosting much-needed employment creation.

In the report An employment-oriented investment strategy for Europe the ILO reveals that, against a backdrop of sluggish economic conditions and continued weak job creation, the European Commission’s Investment Plan proposed by President Juncker could provide a rapid economic stimulus that would foster Europe’s competitiveness at the same time as boosting much-needed employment creation. The report states that, if careful consideration is given to the design of the programme and its allocation, over 2.1 million net new jobs could be created by mid-2018. The ILO is critical on the current labour market reform policy: while decentralization of collective bargaining can help improve firm flexibility, there are a number of risks, including the reduction of worker coverage and fragmentation of collective bargaining, giving rise to a lack of transparency in working conditions and regulations, leading to less predictability for investors. In the area of collective bargaining, appropriate solutions in each country have to be sought through a joint tripartite process, and by putting emphasis on the autonomy of bargaining parties to decide on bargaining levels and coordination of issues.

English: http://www.ilo.org/global/publications/books ...


For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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