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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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New Trade Union Alliance for workers at Saica declared

Friday 5 October 2018

Today on Friday 5th October 2018, at the initiative of UNI Europa Graphical – the European federation for unions in the graphical and packaging sector – the first Europe wide meeting of unions present in the multinational packaging company Saica, took place. Those present at the meeting discussed the nature of Saica as a company…

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Airport Workers Protest Around the Globe for Fair Wages & Union Rights

Tuesday 2 October 2018

In airport demonstrations all around the globe, thousands of workers and their supporters are putting airlines on notice as they call for fair wages, union rights, and safe workplaces. Coming just days after Ryanair cabin crews in Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain organised the most widespread strike the airline has seen, today’s…

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Support PAM’s October political strike and overtime ban in Finland

Tuesday 2 October 2018

The Finnish Service Union United (PAM) has organised a day-long political strike for October 3rd. The reason for industrial action is the Finnish government’s so-called ‘lay-off law’ which would weaken employees’ rights of protection against dismissals and make it easier for businesses with less than 20 staffto fire them. Following the political strike, PAM members will…

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New EWC agreement with big brand Inditex shows further commitment to workers’ rights

Tuesday 2 October 2018

Earlier this week, the Inditex Group which includes leading brands such as Zara, Massimo Dutti and Pull & Bear signed up to a European Works Council (EWC) agreement. A European Works Council is an information and consultation forum representing employees in European multinational companies such as Inditex which is headquartered in Arteixo, Spain. The EWC…

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