This study considers employment opportunities derived from forest-based industries in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, relating to forestry, wood processing industry, and the pulp and paper industry. Issues discussed include: wages, occupational safety and health, productivity and job security, human resource skills and training, as well as the implications for social development and future changes in the policy and market framework of the sector.In many Central and Eastern European countries, chainsaws are still widely used and motor-manual wood harvesting is giving way only slowly to mechanized wood harvesting. ... They have to change worksites frequently, often over long distances (ILO 2001a and Poschen P. I997). ... They provide a platform for a better bargaining position visa-vis the big forestry companies and/or forest owners and foranbsp;...
|Title||:||Employment Trends and Prospects in the European Forest Sector|
|Author||:||Peter Blombäck, Peter Poschen-Eiche, Mattias Lövgren|
|Publisher||:||United Nations Publications - 2003-01-01|