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WageIndicator Gazette 7

Wageindicator Gazette 7

Woliweb/Wage Indicator Newsletter 7, June 2005

 

Table of content:

1. Completed questionnaires by end of June 97.469

2. German salary check

online

3. Enlarged and renewed Dutch salary check

online

4. Monster Jobs integrated

in Dutch WageIndicator

5. LondonPaywizard.co.uk

– unique for Londoners

6. Young employees victims of supermarket war - research

7. Call centre operators in the line of fire – research

8. Web managers opt for short and long version of the Questionnaire

9. WageIndicator weblog

10. WageIndicators in USA and Brazil

online – work in progress

11. First Woliweb annual report

 

 

 

1. Completed questionnaires by end of June 97.469

 

By the end of June 2005 97.469 questionnaires are completed in all Woliweb countries together. Germany and The Netherlands are still leading. The other countries are doing fine. Italy and Denmark just need some more time.

 

2. German salary check online

 

See at Lohnspiegel. the ‘lohn- und gehaltcheck’. The first salary check outside the Netherlands, based on newly gathered national data. So, it can be done thanks to the team of WSI, Verdi, DGB.

Lohn - und Gehaltcheck

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3. Enlarged and renewed Dutch salary check online

 

Now featuring 279 occupations at all levels of the labour market.

Check: Salaris check

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4. Monster Jobs integrated in Dutch WageIndicator

 

Web visitors in The Netherlands can check their pay, or go for Job search.

See how systems of Monster and WageIndicator are integrated: Zoek een baan

 

 

5. LondonPaywizard.co.uk – unique for Londoners

 

In the UK there will we a special Paywizard for Londoners, that is Great Londoners. That metropolitan section of the UK harbours - almost all of - the world’s nationalities. Look into the lovely eyes of the LondonPayWizard lady!

This special site is made by the PayWizard team composed of TUC and IDS.

See: (work in progress). LondonPayWizard

 

 

6. Young employees victims of supermarket war - research

 

Young employees in Dutch supermarkets on average earn 20% less than their age group in other sectors. Also, they have to be very flexible. They make their part time hours – average 23 hours – predominantly early evening or morning and on Saturdays. These findings, using over 9000 recent data of the Dutch WageIndicator, reinforce the earlier research outcome of 2004, indicating a relative deterioration of working conditions in this sector, due to the price war. The study has been carried out by AIAS, university of Amsterdam.

 

7. Call centre operators in the line of fire – research

 

Some more disturbing news from research on the Dutch WageIndicator dataset. It shows that call centre operators who have to perform in the line of fire, are making relatively long hours for little pay. The average income is 30% above statutory minimum wage. More than 50% puts in a full working week, whereas 4 working hours a day suffice to exhaust anybody in this position – as the Labour Inspectorate suggested earlier. Their pay is low, also given the fact that most operators have finished secondary school and/or vocational training.

 

 

8. Web managers opt for short and long version of the Questionnaire

 

June 17 -19 web managers from all WageIndicator countries gathered for a meeting and training session in Amsterdam, as scheduled in the Woliweb programme. Their different experiences led them to a joint conclusion: let there be a shorter and longer questionnaire. Belgium, the Netherlands and Finland have almost 120 questions. Germany and the UK less then 70. This is a very much pragmatic outcome of the discussions, as no structural correlation could be discerned between variables such as length of the questionnaire, internet penetration in the country, rate of (un)employment.

The questionnaire after restyling will be perfectly readable by the elderly and people with impeded eyesight who can’t read a small fond.

All web managers welcome the idea of a WageIndicator Gazette. Its first edition will be brought on line in August 2005.

More from the web managers meeting? See all contributions on writing for the web, search engines, marketing, photo shop and the new content management system Plone.org.

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9. WageIndicator weblog

 

A playful result of the web managers meeting:

WageIndicator

 

From September onwards WageIndicator will give web users the opportunity to create their work-weblog through the WageIndicator.

 

10. WageIndicators in USA and Brazil online – work in progress

 

Meusalario and WorkLifeWizard

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11. First Woliweb annual report

 

Following the obligations for the first year reporting of the Woliweb project, the following documents have been sent to the European Commission:

D01-06 Annual report WP1: Website development in participating countries 31.03.2005

D07 Measuring wages, and calculating hourly wages in the WageIndicator dataset 31.03.2005

D09 Measuring working hours in the WageIndicator questionnaire 31.03.2005

D11 Measuring collective bargaining coverage in the WageIndicator questionnaire 31.03.2005

D13 Measuring job insecurity in the WageIndicator questionnaire 31.03.2005

D17a Classifications and the chooser-technique used in the WageIndicator questionnaire 03.01.2005

D17b Measuring industries and occupations in the WageIndicator questionnaire 31.03.2005

D21 WageIndicator master-questionnaire (also codebook) 15.02.2005

PAR1 Periodic activity report PR1 15.05.2005

The dates are the publication dates. See: Researchlab.

 

 

Next release of the newsletter: August 2005
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