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Nosaukums: "The legal status and employment conditions of local authorities' staff in the countries of central and eastern Europe".
Report by the Steering Committee on Local and Regional Authorities (CDLR).
Sērija: Local and regional authorities in Europe, No.62

Legal Status and Emploiment Conditions

Saturs:

Part 1: Guidelines for the drafting of legislation covering the status and
working conditions of local authority staff ............................................................................... 5
I. The basic principles.......................................................................................................... 5
II. The demands which must be taken into consideration........................................................ 7
III. The criteria to be used when a model is to be chosen........................................................ 9
IV. Elements which it seems appropriate to make uniform through
the adoption of national, or possibly regional, legislation................................................... 10
V. Elements which it seems appropriate to harmonise through the adoption
of a set of national or regional rules and regulations.......................................................... 12
VI. The areas in which local authorities have absolute organisational
independence................................................................................................................. 13
Part 2: The situation of local authorities' staff in western European countries ................... 14
I. The experience of Belgium.............................................................................................. 14
II. The experience of France............................................................................................... 19
III. The experience of the United Kingdom (England)............................................................ 22
IV. The experience of Finland............................................................................................... 26
V. The experience of Germany............................................................................................ 29
Part 3: The situation of local authorities' staff in central and eastern
European countries ................................................................................................................. 33
I. General.......................................................................................................................... 33
II. Local authorities' staffing structure................................................................................... 37
III. Remuneration................................................................................................................. 43
IV. Social protection............................................................................................................ 48
V. Trade union rights........................................................................................................... 50
VI. Legal protection............................................................................................................. 52
VII. Planned or current reforms ............................................................................................. 54