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Basketball players in Spain unite behind their union in bargaining dispute

Tuesday 13 February 2018

The players of the top Spanish basketball competition “Liga ACB” have announced their resolution to strike indefinitely from tomorrow, 14 February 2018. The players and their union, the “Asociacion de Baloncestistas Profesionales” (ABP), took this decision after the breakdown in negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement with league officials. Chief among the causes for…

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Finnish Finance unions fight to renew national collective agreement

Monday 12 February 2018

For Finnish Finance unions,  their previous collective agreement ended in November 2017 and accordingly, negotiations began between three trade unions, two of which are UNI Finance affiliates, Pro and Nousu, and the employer associations Finance Finland FA and Service Sector Employers Palta. Negotiations have been tough as the employer associations wish to change the rules…

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Success for Deliveroo riders in the Netherlands as strike action forces investigation

Friday 9 February 2018

After several weeks of strike action, Deliveroo workers in the Netherlands have something to celebrate. The Dutch government has launched a full-scale investigation in to one of the dark sides of the gig economy – the strategy of employing workers on bogus self-employment contracts despite working full time for a company like Uber or Deliveroo….

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Amazon cannot escape collective bargaining

Thursday 1 February 2018

Amazon has again been engaging in unlawful salary practices, according to French unions.  Amazon’s management has been attempting to misclassify and, therefore, wrongly remunerate its staff. France’s Commerce sector trade unions, as well as employers’ organisations, have voted unanimously to call on Amazon to respect collective agreements, which define the right of employees, especially regarding their remuneration…

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