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Document ID (ISN)73742
CIS number 99-1497
ISSN - Serial title 1048-2911 - New Solutions
Year 1998
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rice A.
Title Privatization in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe and its implications for occupational safety and health and the environment
Bibliographic information 1998, Vol.8, No.4, p.451-460. Illus.
Abstract Privatization is the key to a well-functioning market economy. Transition has unleashed a complex process with industries in flux, breakups, and mergers, and countries face new health problems. Globalization generates lower wages, relaxes standards, and introduces new work practices. Change must not be abused. Studies show that union-organized workplaces are safer than when no union is present and that an orderly industrial relations system with appropriate collective bargaining mechanisms is important. The problems are political more than technical; the new social partners must engage in dialogue. Topics: alcoholism; collective agreements; diet; Eastern Europe; economic aspects; environment; industrial organization; multinational enterprises; qualifications; role of government; role of private bodies; role of workers organizations; small enterprises; smoking; social aspects; transition economies; unemployment; work organization.
Descriptors (primary) Eastern Europe; transition economies; environment; industrial organization
Descriptors (secondary) small enterprises; role of private bodies; work organization; alcoholism; smoking; multinational enterprises; social aspects; economic aspects; role of government; role of workers' organizations; collective agreements; qualifications; unemployment; diet
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Nutrition
Globalization
Alcohol and drug abuse