Guidelines – Socially-sensitive Labour Force Restructuring in South Eastern Europe

These Guidelines were elaborated with a view to assisting managers, workers’ representatives and governments concerning measures and processes to be considered when restructuring the labour force. They give, first, an overview of the international and European legal framework and principles to be taken as a basis. The detailed measures that can be adopted are then described, with some examples of good practices from Europe. They are intended to contribute to the debate on how best to conduct enterprise restructuring, with a view to improving productivity and at the same time mitigating the effects on the workers.