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No easy way to lower sick leave

No easy way to lower sick leave

In Norway the co-operation between the government, the unions and the employers is usually very close. But September saw an unprecedented quarrel among the three parties about who should pick up the bill for the rising cost of sick leave.

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Fighting against prejudice

Fighting against prejudice

In an effort to tackle discrimination at all levels of society, the Norwegian government has appointed the first ever equality and anti-discrimination ombud. The aim is to fight against all types of prejudice, be it on the basis of gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability or age.

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Foreign workers in Iceland — living on the fringe of society

One out of four men living in Eastern Iceland is a foreign citizen. The majority of the foreigners come from Poland, work in large-scale industry and live isolated from the Icelandic population.

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Labour shortage chokes mobility

Finland has decided to abolish the transition rules for labour from new EU member states from 1 May this year. Norway, Denmark and Iceland have still not decided, while Sweden opened her borders as early as 2004.

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Lack of manpower - a problem for all

Lack of manpower - a problem for all

Sergo Teider-Lastikka says it makes no real difference that his countrymen will soon be free to seek work in Finland, when the country opens her border to workers from the new EU member states. He has not seen much of the limitations which have been in place for the past two years either.

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Committing to a sustainable corporate life

Committing to a sustainable corporate life

Danish business leaders to be coursed in social responsibility - known as CSR. This autumn sees the beginning of a major project, which involves sending 12.000 business leaders from small and medium sized companies on a course. They're to be taught how to be considerate and how to be better at showing local social responsibility in a voluntary and systematic way. It's called CSR - Corporate Social Responsibility, and it's the largest project of its kind in Europe.

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Well-being at work sparks productivity

Well-being at work sparks productivity

Facing global competition Finland's way: go for sustainable working life.

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