Swedish unions protect lowest paid

A major round of collective bargaining is underway in Sweden, covering some 2.4 million blue collar, white collar and professional workers. Industrial unions have already signed a three-year ...

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The answer is wages, not capital

By Professor Jordi Angusto As in any other religion, faith lies behind capitalism. Faith that capital is a panacea always and in any situation: to push economic growth or to help less developed ...

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A wage rise: fair and necessary

The Belgian government has made ‘competitiveness’ into its Holy Grail. This quest was regulated by the Law “on the promotion of employment and preventive safeguarding of ...

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Women managers lose out on pay

Female managers in the EU earn almost one-quarter (23.4%) less, on average, than their male counterparts. In other words, women in management earn just 77 cents for every euro a man makes per ...

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Why pay rises boost the economy

By Ronald Janssen Wages across Europe have been suffering much in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis. Before the crisis, nominal wages were increasing at a rate of 3 to 3.5%. Since then ...

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