Rights removed from Hungarian social partners

25th of November 2011

With effect from January 1 2012 the Hungarian  government will no longer have to seek agreement from employers and trade unions before setting the national minimum wage.

Then the tripartite interest reconciliation system will be replaced by a new body - the National Economic and Social Council (NGTT). The NGTT will include representatives of

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South Africa - land of opportunity

28th of October 2011
South Africa - land of opportunity

Clive Damonze, chairman of the National Contract Cleaners Association (NCCA) of South Africa, offers ECJ an exclusive overview of the contract cleaning sector in this rapidly-developing country.

The National Contract Cleaning Association of South Africa (NCCA) continues to grow from strength to strength and next year (2012) we celebrate our 25th

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Cybercrime - a growing menace

28th of October 2011
Cybercrime - a growing menace

A shadowy ‘new age’ economy is prospering on the backs of legitimate businesses, run by IT-savvy criminal entrepreneurs who ply their furtive trade over the net. Hartley Milner reports on the growing menace of cybercrime.

Attacks on computer systems, industrial espionage and theft of company secrets are a growing headache for

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People - our most important asset

27th of October 2011
People - our most important asset

In this article Diversey's Pedro Chidichimo writes about the importance of protecting the lives of employees, which are one of the most important assets of any company. Based on his experience and market insights, he observes that risk management of people is a leadership responsibility that is best leveraged through 5 key areas, from walking the

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Differentiation via collaboration

15th of September 2011
Differentiation via collaboration

In his fourth article for ECJ, Pedro Chidichimo explains the benefits for facility management companies of working with suppliers in the identification and development of innovations that solve end user needs. New processes, new relationships and most importantly, a new culture must be set to achieve sustainable differentiation in the

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The cost of stress

14th of September 2011
The cost of stress

Stress-related illnesses are one of the biggest causes of staff absenteeism in Europe. Yet surveys reveal businesses seem more prepared to take the hit in terms of lost productivity than get to grips with the issue, as Hartley Milner reports.

I’m under so much pressure at work I really don’t know how I’m going to cope!” It

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