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‘Mini-jobs’ don’t work in Germany, and they won’t work in Britain

December 24, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN) Though being floated by the Treasury as a measure to increase employment, German ‘mini-jobs’ offer little money or security.  The most recent copycat idea floated by the Treasury to promote employment creation through ever more flexible labour markets is the German “mini-jobs” initiative. Introduced in Germany in 2003 under the social […]

Italian graduates earned two euros an hour

October 17, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN CORRIERE DELLA SERA) Call centre owned by 35-year-old treated workers like slaves. NAPOLI – Grottaminarda is a village on the border of the provinces of Avellino and Foggia. It is also the place where financial police officers uncovered a call centre operating on behalf of two leading Italian phone companies. Workers were paid less […]

French employees sacked because they refused to work in Romania

September 11, 2012


(PUBLISHED IN ROMANIAN TIMES) 12 French employees of Mood Media, an international provider of censorial marketing solutions, have been sacked because they refused to move to Romania. “I was dismissed officially on grounds of personal reasons, but this is an economic lay out, it’s as simple as that”, 48 year-old employee who worked 14 years […]