Decentralisation of collective bargaining has been one of the key trends concerning labour market regulation of the last decades. Most of European countries have developed – with different breath and scope – procedures and reforms to strengthen the company level of bargaining. The Great Recession has stressed this orientation, particularly in those countries which were under financial press…
In its New Year Letter, Itinera presents its ten wishes for 2016. With contributions of Leo Neels, Ivan Van de Cloot, Marc De Vos, Bilal Benyaich, Johan Albrecht, Jean Hindriks, Alexandre Simons en Simon Ghiotto
Flexicurity is meant to help achieve the best of two worlds: a flexible and therefore competitive labour market and economy, and at the same time job and income security for workers. Professor Ton Wilthagen of Tilburg University wrote a report on this concept on the occasion of an event organized by Itinera and Acerta.
One of the most important challanges that we are facing is situated on the level of employment. The policy of the future must help unemployed young people and people with a foreign background to work, and at the same moment keep elderly people on the job market. These are the subjects of a new Itinera election debate with Marc De Vos, Zuhal Demir (N-VA), Meryame Kitir (Sp.a) and Hendrik Bogaert…
De Vlaming is verslaafd aan sociale zekerheid en vreest voor de toekomst ervan. Dat is de intuïtieve conclusie die het verkiezingsonderzoek van de VRT suggereert: pensioen en gezondheidszorg zijn de grootste gerecenseerde politieke prioriteiten en de levensstandaard na pensioen behoort tot de grootste geregistreerde kopzorgen. Er kan oeverloos gefilosofeerd worden over de waarde en …
Vier prioriteiten voor de Belgische arbeidsmarkt Stond de werkzaamheidsgraad in België op hetzelfde niveau als die van het gemiddelde van onze buurlanden dan werkten er hier 600000 mensen meer, met vijf jaar langere loopbanen. Het gemiddeld aantal effectief gewerkte uren per dag per persoon op beroepsactieve leeftijd is in Belgi&eum…
Itinera proposes in the build-up to the elections a big change of the labour market policy. Employment plans need to be put to an end and the unemployment insurances need to change to employment insurances. Watch the interview with Marc De Vos.
Everyone who wonders what the big, fundamental priority of the Belgian labour market policy should be, doesn’t need to search for a long time. Both the structural disadvantages of the Belgian labour market as the historic challenge of ageing modes in one and the same direction: we must do everything to put more people to work and to get more people to work longer.
Both the structural disadvantages of the Belgian labour market as the historic challenge of aging modes in one and the same direction: we must do everything to get more people to work and to get more people to work longer.
What are the policy priorities that should be addressed during the election campaign and be added to the negotiators' lists after the elections? This is the approach of our election series which starts on 18 March. In this way, Itinera wants to make a positive contribution to the election debate. Over the course of 9 weeks, Itinera will present specific “must-dos” f…