The wage norm crisis is institutional
Marc De Vos explains how unions and employers both have their share of the truth in the discussion for wage development over 2011-12. We need an institutional framework that allows for variation between sectors and companies. Failing that, no priority strategy can be chosen without a strong government.
Beyond Copernicus:From Confusion to Consensus?
The 2000 Copernicus reform has faded away before flourishing. Belgium has the highest public spending and public employment in the OECD and still the relative quality and quantity of public services remain disappointing. With so many challenges ahead such as globalisation, population aging, the race for talents, the digital revolution, it is urgent to send a wake-up call for a government that is steering and not rowing. Jean Hindriks makes the diagnosis and suggests several “quick wins”.
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