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Labour news from Europe


Albania

Albania's broken men fear prison horrors will be forgotten 2016-06-19 [Albany Times Union]
Union saves 300 mining jobs 2016-03-02 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Workers fired from public jobs end hunger strike 2014-06-05 [The Times-Union]


Andorra


Armenia

Excessive police force against journalists covering demonstrations 2016-08-03 [IFJ]
Press conference entitled: labor law, trade unions, the legislation problems 2016-05-05 [ANA]
IFJ and EFJ ask for a full investigation into attacks on media workers by Police at a demonstration in Armenia 2015-06-27 [IFJ]


Austria

ONE-THIRD OF AUSTRIAN WORKERS ARE IN NON-STANDARD EMPLOYMENT 2016-07-21 [Equal Times]
Unions call on new government to reject EU-Canada CETA trade deal 2016-06-04 [IUF]
HIV-positive man awarded damages for unfair dismissal 2016-02-07 [The Local]


Azerbaijan

Break the silence on oil workers’ deaths 2016-08-06 [People and Nature]
Journalist Khadija Ismayilova released on probation 2016-05-31 [IFJ]
Rights Activist Leyla Yunus Freed From Jail In Azerbaijan 2015-12-10 [RFE/Radio Liberty]


Belarus

Independent trade union of Miners to ban union recruiting by the HR department at Belaruskali 2016-07-07 [BITU]
14-second video considered act of public disorder in Belarus 2016-05-19 [IndustriALL]
Unions in Belarus report new violations 2016-05-10 [IndustriALL]


Belgium

Marcinelle mine disaster revisited by a crisis-shaken Europe 2016-08-09 [Equal Times]
Marcinelle mine disaster revisited by a crisis-shaken Europe 2016-08-08 [Equal Times]
General strike: “a clear message” to Kris Peeters 2016-06-25 [The Times]


Bosnia


Bulgaria

May Day in Sofia 2016-05-05 [Focus]
Protest of Bulgarian GPs Grows Further as Ten More Regions Join 2016-03-31 [novinite.com]
Protest of General Practitioners Spreads to Five Other Bulgarian Regions 2016-03-29 [novinite.com]


Croatia

Unions Mark the International Workers’ Day 2016-05-02 [TCN]
Government and Public Sector Unions to start negotiations on salary Increase 2016-03-21 [Croatia News]
Strike in Schools and Universities Ends 2015-10-03 [Total News]


Cyprus

Airport workers do not rule out more strike measures 2016-07-08 [The Mail]
Paphos airport strikes a ‘ heart attack’ for a bumper tourist season 2016-07-07 [The Mail]
Labour unions calls for heat wave changes 2016-06-24 [In-Cyprus]


Czech Republic

Prague transport union on strike alert over dismissal of DPP head 2016-05-20 [The Daily Monitor]
State employees reach historic agreement 2015-12-23 [The Post]
Czech airline flight attendants to go on 3-day strike 2015-08-24 [AP]


Denmark

ITF union welcomes landmark Uber ruling 2016-07-14 [ITF Global Union]
Uber drivers fined for operating unlicenced taxis at Copenhagen court 2016-07-14 [Copenhagen Post]
Uber drivers found guilty of violating taxi laws 2016-07-14 [Reuters]


Estonia

Dockers – support Estonian union dismissal battle 2016-07-08 [ITF Global Union]
Dockers – support Estonian union dismissal battle 2016-07-07 [ITF]
Tallink to increase payroll of ship crew members by 5.3% 2015-12-28 [The Baltic Course]


Faroe Islands


Finland

JHL: No new cuts to public services in the next three years 2016-08-25 [JHL]
Foreign berry pickers arrive in Finland once again 2016-08-19 [Trade Union News from Finland]
Finland on a path towards major social welfare and health care services reform 2016-08-07 [JHL]


France

Two unions call for strike at France's SFR Group 2016-08-10 [Reuters]
Unions: Air France is Responsible for Economic Loss during Strike 2016-08-03 [Prensa Latina]
Just how powerful are France's labour unions? 2016-08-02 [al Jazeera]


Georgia

Coal Miners, Factory Workers Win Two Key Strikes 2016-03-19 [Solidarity Center]
Union victory after month-long glass strike 2016-03-15 [IndustriALL Global Union]
How Can We Politicize Labor Rights? 2016-03-09 [World Policy]


Germany

Unions Turn on Gabriel Over Trade Deals 2016-08-24 [Handelsblatt]
RWE power unit workers omitted from pay deal 2016-08-22 [PEI]
Volkswagen cuts 28,000 workers' hours over supply woes 2016-08-22 [AFP]


Gibraltar

Unite Gibraltar seeks to build international links 2015-08-24 [The Chronicle]
Unions say they will vigorously oppose ideas promoted by the Chamber of Commerce 2015-01-29 [Panorama]
Teachers’ union highlights importance of Workers’ 2014-04-27 [The Chronicle]


Greece

Gold rush sows division in northern Greece 2016-08-22 [Equal Times]
Thessaloniki urban transport on indefinite strike from next Monday 2016-08-20 [Tornos]
PPC labour union challenges grid selloff in top court 2016-08-03 [Reuters]


Hungary

Voters get wage rises by blocking Arab migration 2016-08-10 [Breitbart]
Labor Woes May Trigger Wage Explosion, Minister Says 2016-08-08 [Bloomberg]
Municipal civil servants to strike for higher wages 2016-07-30 [The Budapest Beacon]


Iceland

Alleged foreign worker exploitation on North Iceland development 2016-07-22 [The Daily Monitor]
Iceland union warns huge civil service pay rises could spark chaos 2016-07-22 [The Daily Monitor]
Workers’ Rights Violated by Contractors 2016-07-18 [The Review]


Ireland

Oberstown Detention Centre staff go on strike due to rise of assaults by inmates 2016-08-29 [Live]
Mid-ranking gardaí back Lansdowne Road pay agreement 2016-08-25 [Irish Times]
Cinema ushers hold protest at Savoy O'Connell Street 2016-08-25 [98FM]


Italy

FISE on the Destructive Earthquake in Italy 2016-08-27 [WFTU]
Italian metalworkers dedicate one-hour's work to solidarity with earthquake victims 2016-08-26 [IndustriALL]
PSI stands in solidarity with those affected by earthquake in Italy 2016-08-25 [PSI Global Union]


Latvia

Latvia readies for (information) war 2016-04-15 [Equal Times]
Salaries for most healthcare employees in Latvia to increase 7% in 2015 2015-12-28 [Baltic Course]
One-day warning strike to improve salaries and dialogue 2015-12-12 [Education International]


Liechtenstein


Lithuania

BWI shows solidarity with the Anti-New-Labour-Code Protesters in Vilnius 2016-07-09 [BWI Global Union]
PM claims education workers' strikes influenced by Russia 2016-02-27 [Baltic Times]
LITHUANIA ATTEMPTS TO TACKLE ITS ALCOHOL CRISIS WITH WELFARE CUTS 2016-02-15 [Equal Times]


Luxembourg

Luxembourg appeals verdict in LuxLeaks scandal 2016-08-09 [EFJ]
Luxembourg pension fund bans Israel investment 2014-02-25 [i24news Israel]
Luxembourg unions celebrate dispute victory 2013-08-01 [ITF news]


Macedonia

SGIP starts a new campaign on Health and Safety at Work 2016-05-11 [BWI Global Union]
The anguish of migrants in Macedonia 2015-07-30 [Equal Times]
THE ANGUISH OF MIGRANTS IN MACEDONIA 2015-07-28 [Equal Times]


Malta

Agreement signed with General Workers’ Union in health sector 2016-08-22 [The Independent]
Another guarantee signed for workers in privatised hospitals 2016-08-22 [The Times]
Air Malta union reps 'storm out' of a meeting with Tourism Minister 2016-08-21 [TN]


Moldova

Meetings, services and victim support for IWMD16 2016-04-23 [ITUC]
Free Sergei Ilchenko! Free speech! 2015-07-15 [People and Nature]
Journalist Sergei Ilchenko jailed on extremism charges in Moldova’s Transdniester region 2015-04-02 [Council of Europe]


Monaco


Netherlands

Court upholds strike ban for KLM ground crew 2016-08-26 [The Times]
Holidaymakers may be hit by KLM strikes at Schiphol 2016-08-03 [Dutch News]
KLM ground crew to strike over pay on Thursday 2016-07-27 [Dutch News]


Norway

Union threatens to block Norway's only source of alcohol with strike 2016-08-25 [Insider]
Norwegian workers declare support of UK North Sea strike 2016-07-22 [Energy Voice]
Women in Work: The Norwegian experience 2016-07-17 [OECD Observer]


Poland

Amazon in Poland: Over 2,000 workers want to go on strike... 2016-07-27 [AngryWorkersWorld]
Celebration as Polish dockers’ union wins new deal 2016-04-26 [ITF Global Union]
Polish workers are undermining Amazon’s anti-union playbook 2016-04-02 [The Jacobin]


Portugal

Disruption expected at airports tomorrow as security workers stage 24-hour strike 2016-08-26 [The News]
Airport security workers' strike starts today 2016-08-24 [The News]
Immigration officials call off strike 2016-08-02 [The News]


Romania

Bucharest’s housing crisis: post-Communist restitution victimises Roma 2016-05-27 [Equal Times]
Government comes up with new law on public wages 2016-05-18 [ Romania Insider]
Marching miners reach Bucharest 2016-04-19 [euronews]


Russia

Moscow Warehouse Fire Kills at Least 17 Migrant Workers 2016-08-29 [NYTimes]
Working conditions: FIFA and trade unions sign cooperation agreement for Russia 2018 2016-08-27 [Fifa.com]
BWI and RBWU sign cooperation agreement with FIFA for Russia 2018 2016-08-27 [BWI Global Union]


San Marino


Serbia

Unions Seek Higher Minimum Wage 2016-08-19 [Balkan Insight]
Union Badges Lose Their Lustre 2016-07-16 [Balkan Insight]
Unions in Serbia mark International Workers' Memorial Day 2016-05-14 [BWI Global Union]


Slovakia

New school year, new strike? 2016-08-25 [The Spectator]
Home Personal Finance Careers The Balance Get email alerts It’s better to be a working woman in Slovakia than America 2016-03-07 [MarketWatch]
Indefinite teachers strike starts 2016-01-26 [libcom.org]


Slovenia

Strike in the port of Koper 2016-07-24 [Wildcat]
Police pay deal only signed by fourth of required unions 2016-07-01 [STA]
Trade unions and Gvt to go over deal to end police strike 2016-05-31 [STA]


Spain

Strike action proposed in Lanzarote airport 2016-08-16 [ERN News]
Freedom for the Barcelona Street Vendors 2016-08-08 [Tras la Manta]
Air Europa pilots call four day strike for July and August 2016-07-16 [The Local]


Sweden

Swedes With Big Pay Dreams Are Snubbing Aging Labor Market Model 2016-08-22 [Bloomberg]
Victory for construction workers’ strike in Sweden – new agreement promoting equality and diversity 2016-04-26 [BWI Global Union]
Honour the workers killed 2016-04-23 [ITUC]


Switzerland

Teacher shortage hits new school year 2016-08-22 [SwissInfo]
Union launches initiative to promote decent pension for teachers 2016-07-29 [Education International]
Voters reject plan for a guaranteed basic income for every citizen 2016-06-06 [BBC]


Turkey

ITF urges end to anti-union pressure on Turkish workers 2016-08-25 [ITF Global Union]
ETUC and ITUC deeply worried by the latest developments 2016-08-24 [ETUC]
ITF urges end to anti-union pressure on Turkish workers 2016-08-24 [ITF]


Ukraine

Workers of Mine “Stahanova” has started a spontaneous strike 2016-08-11 [kvpu.org.ua]
Ukrainian coal miners desperate over unpaid wages 2016-08-11 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Unpaid miners stage hunger strike at Energy Ministry building 2016-08-09 [The Journal]


UK

The #right2remain must apply to expats as well as immigrants 2016-08-30 [touchstoneblog]
Trade unions warn Theresa May that further Heathrow extension delay will ‘harm the whole UK’ 2016-08-30 [TUC]
Union general secretary hit back after he's banned from Labour 2016-08-28 [Socialist Worker]


Vatican City

Vatican commits to slavery-proofing its own supply chains 2016-01-19 [Albany Times Union]
Unbridled capitalism is the dung of the devil says Pope Francis 2015-07-11 [The Guardian]
Teachers should be paid more says Pope 2015-05-27 [Tesconnect]
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