Browsing All posts tagged under »precariousness«

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

December 24, 2012

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(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 […]

Somali community in Sweden under threat by local gang

September 6, 2012

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(PUBLISHEN IN THE LOCAL.SE) A Somali community in Foresrum, in southern Sweden, is being terrorized by a local gang to such an extent that the local Somali association has urged all its members to move away. According to SVT, one year ago there were 160 Somalis living in Forserum, near Jönköping in southern Sweden. Today, […]

What hide employment data in Germany

August 19, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN EUROPXPRESS.COM) Nearly 7.5 million Germans precarious looking for a job or want to improve their existing one. This contrasts with the low rate of Germany’s unemployed population (6.8% of the workforce), one of the lowest in the European Union. Lo dice un estudio de la Oficina Federal de Estadística de Alemania (Destatis), con […]

Greece braced for ‘hottest autumn yet’ over round of new spending cuts

August 19, 2012

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(PUBLISHED IN THE GUARDIAN)Athens’ fragile coalition could be heading for a showdown with unions and anti-bailout forces over prospect of more job losses. New spending cuts being asked of Greece by international creditors are pushing Athens’ fragile coalition towards a showdown with unions and anti-bailout forces amid signs that it will be civil servants who […]