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The latest collective bargaining bulletin from the ETUC looks at recent evidence of trends in working conditions and finds a number of issues of concern for trade unionists. The high level of temporary work facing young people, the increase in enforced part-time work and low levels of training are among some of the main worries identified by the ETUC. However, in the light of the current debates around flexicurity the newsletter emphasises the need to create jobs and that any initiatives around greater flexibility, improved training and greater employability will be worthless if the economy is
Public-private partnerships (PPPs) are not the answer to public finance constraints. This updated briefing from the Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU) highlights the serious financial and operational problems that have arisen with PPPs.