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Global building services organisation Sodexo was recently named as the top company in a worldwide index that recognises companies which actively engage in diversity and inclusion practices. ECJ examines the definition of the term and talks to Sodexo about how it has become a key element of the culture.
Diversity management is a term that may
European manufacturers of cleaning equipment and systems are increasingly experiencing cases where their products are being copied by producers in the Far East and sold in Europe at much lower prices. ECJ takes a look at the scale of this problem and asks how manufacturers can best protect their intellectual property (IP).
The violation of
One European in six reports a constant struggle to pay household bills and three quarters believe poverty has increased in their country over the past year. That's according to a Eurobarometer survey on the social impacts of the economic crisis.
Germany's Federal Labour Court has issued a ruling that ends decades of monopolistic rights to union representation and collective bargaining in German companies.
The court's decision will mean duplication and overlapping collective bargaining units may operate concurrently. It also undermines the practice of extending in-house wage deals made
European firms remain optimistic about China's economic growth prospects, but are less confident about the near-term outlook for profits and are very concerned about regulatory unpredictability, according to a survey.
The annual survey of 500 EU companies in China showed that 78 per cent of respondents were optimistic overall about the growth