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World Day for Decent Work – Changing the rules with collective bargaining

Friday 5 October 2018

7th October is World Day for Decent Work where workers and organisations across the world come together to highlight how we can create better jobs and workplaces. This year’s theme is ‘change the rules’. “World Day for Decent Work is an important day to reflect on where we’re at in Europe in regard to quality…

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Unions adopt the Vienna Declaration to radically overhaul working time

Friday 14 September 2018

During a two-day high-level conference held this week in Vienna (10th – 11th September), UNI Europa, the European trade union federation for the services sector, adopted the Vienna Declaration on working time. The paper – ‘It is our Time: Working Time in the New World of Work –Working Time and Collective Bargaining Policy’ – was…

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Unions fight against archaic working time law in Austria

Friday 14 September 2018

On 1st September a new law on working time entered into force in Austria increasing the working day from maximum 8 to 12 hours and the working week from 40 to 60 hours. The Austrian Conservative Party (ÖVP) and the right wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) pushed through this law which introduces a 60 hour work…

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Unions call for a working time overhaul at high-level conference

Wednesday 12 September 2018

This week, UNI Europa and its largest Austrian affiliate, GPA-djp, held a two-day high-level conference in Vienna on working time. Against the back drop of a new law in Austria increasing the working day from eight to twelve hours and the working week from forty to sixty hours, the conference was an opportunity for trade…

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