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Labour news from Europe


Albania

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]
Crisis prompts Albanian workers to return home 2014-02-28 [ILO]


Andorra


Armenia

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]
Workers at Narit Plant not paid salaries 2015-06-25 [Armen Press]


Austria

HIV-positive man awarded damages for unfair dismissal 2016-02-07 [The Local]
Macondo: Austria’s refugee reality in microcosm 2015-09-15 [Equal Times]
Hundreds of women trade unionists gather for world conference in Vienna 2015-09-11 [Industriall]


Azerbaijan

Rights Activist Leyla Yunus Freed From Jail In Azerbaijan 2015-12-10 [RFE/Radio Liberty]
Two Azerbaijani oil workers released from hospital 2015-12-09 [Trend]
None of the missing Azeri oil workers found so far 2015-12-09 [Azer News]


Belarus

14-second video considered act of public disorder in Belarus 2016-05-19 [IndustriALL]
Unions in Belarus report new violations 2016-05-10 [IndustriALL]
Belarus fines freelance journalist for working with “foreign media” 2016-01-14 [European Federation of Journalists]


Belgium

Police in Belgium fire water cannon at anti-austerity protesters 2016-05-26 [ Deutsche Welle ]
Over 60,000 union workers protest labor reform plans in Brussels 2016-05-25 [Reuters]
Unions call mass protest over work hours 2016-05-24 [Expatica]


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

Port pilots stage two-hour wide strike 2016-05-18 [The Mail]
Furious Pamboridis tells doctors: you are not above the law 2016-05-17 [The Mail]
Attractive bonus for port workers who call it quits 2016-04-24 [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

Taxi drivers in Copenhagen demonstrated against Uber 2016-02-15 [Copenhagen Post]
Police overworked due to increased focus on terrorism 2016-02-15 [Copenhagen Post]
Opening the labour market for vulnerable citizens 2016-02-12 [Nordic Labour Journal]


Estonia

Tallink to increase payroll of ship crew members by 5.3% 2015-12-28 [The Baltic Course]
LabourStart appeal backs Estonian activist sacked for speaking out ActNOW! 2015-10-21 [ITF]
Trade Unions called for a 1-year minimum wage agreement 2015-09-17 [Baltic Course]


Faroe Islands

ITF declares Faroes second register a flag of convenience 2011-11-28 [ITF]
ITF declares Faroes second register a flag of convenience 2011-11-25 [ITF]


Finland

Survey: Finns appreciate their trade unions 2016-05-21 [Trade Union News from Finland]
Fujitsu Finland to slash headcount by 140 2016-05-13 [YLE]
Fiskars to lay off more than a hundred 2016-05-13 [YLE]


France

Hundreds of thousands protest across France against labor reforms 2016-05-26 [ Deutsche Welle]
Workers at France's Nogent nuclear plant vote 24-hour strike, others may follow suit - trade union 2016-05-25 [RT]
Refineries blockaded by protesters 2016-05-25 [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

Union Strikes Benchmark Pay Deal Boosting Real Income 2016-05-13 [Bloomberg]
Looking for new ways to defend the workers of the digital age 2016-05-11 [Equal Times]
Germany looking for ways to defend the workers of the digital age 2016-05-09 [Equal Times]


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

Port Workers Strike Again Over Privatization 2016-05-25 [Maritime Executive]
Port workers plan 48-hour walkout against privatizations 2016-05-24 [Reuters]
We Condemn the Oppression Against the General Strike and the Arrests of Trade Unionists 2016-05-09 [PAME]


Hungary

Teacher protests escalate into full-blown stoppage 2016-04-23 [The Times]
Public school teachers in Hungary to hold one-day strike on Wednesday 2016-04-22 [Budapest Beacon]
Teachers go on strike 2016-04-22 [The Economist]


Iceland

Forced Labour Case In Reykjavík Under Investigation 2016-05-22 [The Grapevine]
May 1 Celebrated with Rallies 2016-05-08 [Iceland Review]
Radical May 1 On Offer This Year 2016-04-30 [Grapevine]


Ireland

Indefinite Tesco strike to begin on Thursday 2016-05-25 [Irish Times]
Tesco workers to strike on Thursday following breakdown of talks 2016-05-25 [Mandate]
Strike by Tesco workers called off pending further talks 2016-05-25 [The Irish Times]


Italy

Rome municipal workers to strike May 25 2016-05-19 [ANSA]
Workers at Italcementi prepare for a national strike 2016-04-26 [BWI Global Union]
Italcementi workers prepare for a national strike 2016-04-26 [Global Cement]


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

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]
'No to slavery at work' - unions call protest action [PDF] 2015-08-24 [Lithuanian Trade Union Coordination Centre]


Luxembourg

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

UHM,MPT sign collective agreement for transport workers 2016-05-25 [The Malta Independent]
Freeport workers want UHM as their representative 2016-05-19 [UHM.org.mt]
UHM given sole recognition of Free Port workers 2016-05-05 [Times of Malta]


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

Schiphol security workers plan Amsterdam airport strike 2016-05-18 [The NL Times]
KLM wants to freeze salaries of 15k ground workers says union rep 2016-05-02 [The NL Times]
Layoffs expected at Fugro after €370 million loss 2016-02-27 [NL Times]


Norway

Break in the wage negotiations in the mobile units agreement 2016-05-25 [Industri Energi]
Rig wage talks break down 2016-05-25 [Upstream News]
Hotel strike over, workers jubilant 2016-05-21 [The News]


Poland

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]
UNI calls for action against Smurfit Kappa’s attack on unions 2016-02-13 [UNI Global Union]


Portugal

Police help Lisbon port move cargo amid dock workers' strike 2016-05-24 [The Union-Tribune]
Ports Set for More Disruption from Strike Action 2016-05-24 [Ship & Bunker]
Airport ground handlers announce strike action 2016-05-13 [The News]


Romania

Government comes up with new law on public wages 2016-05-18 [ Romania Insider]
Marching miners reach Bucharest 2016-04-19 [euronews]
'Made in Europe': Plight of garment workers under scrutiny 2016-02-09 [Reuters]


Russia

Gruesome footage: Construction worker sews mouth shut, protesting unpaid wages 2016-05-18 [Daily Mirror]
Gvt Approves 21 Percent Minimum Wage Increase 2016-05-18 [Moscow Times]
IFJ/EFJ worried after Russian editors resign under pressure 2016-05-18 [b92]


San Marino


Serbia

Unions in Serbia mark International Workers' Memorial Day 2016-05-14 [BWI Global Union]
Brain Drain as Medics Go West 2016-01-26 [Balkan Insight]
Trade union struggle contributes to ending discrimination against female public servants 2015-10-20 [Education International]


Slovakia

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]
Indefinite teachers strike has started 2016-01-26 [libcom]


Slovenia

Unions demand new regulations on occupational health 2016-04-23 [sta]
Energy workers suspending strike 2016-04-16 [STA]
Electricity trade union expected to step up strike 2016-04-12 [STA]


Spain

Madrid Metro Workers Conclude Three-Day Strike 2016-05-24 [Prensa Latina]
Europe’s choice: renew its social model… or yield to populism 2016-05-18 [Equal Times]
Teachers and public service workers merge to form new union federation 2016-05-14 [Education International]


Sweden

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]
Swedish foodworkers fighting Findus factory closure by asset strippers Nomad Foods 2016-04-11 [IUF]


Switzerland

As China slows, Swiss watchmakers cut jobs 2016-05-22 [The Review]
A government decision to rob Peter to pay Paul has a teacher union up in arms 2016-04-29 [Education International]
Elevator company Schindler to cut 120 Swiss jobs 2016-03-02 [SwissInfo]


Turkey

Miners start hunger strike 2016-05-25 [HDN]
Sub Categories: » HOMEPAGE / TURKEY/ RIGHTSWednesday,May 25 2016, Your time is 10:39:46 15 hunger-striking miners hospitalized 2016-05-25 [HDN]
Two Zonguldak mines lack authorization, mayor confirms amid strikes 2016-05-25 [Hurriyet]


Ukraine

IWMD 2016 - Youth video from Ukraine 2016-04-30 [BWI Global Union]
Nuclear unions commemorate 30th anniversary of Chernobyl disaster 2016-04-29 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Labour Protection March in Kiev 2016-04-29 [kvpu.org.ua]


UK

Tata Steel workers stage protest in London 2016-05-26 [PTI]
Johnson’s cuts led to more deaths in fires 2016-05-25 [Morning Star]
'Modern slavery' family jailed for Cardiff forced labour 2016-05-25 [BBC]


Vatican City

Vatican commits to slavery-proofing its own supply chains 2016-01-19 [Albany Times Union]
Teachers should be paid more says Pope 2015-05-27 [Tesconnect]
Pope Francis demands equal pay for women, calls pay gap 'Pure scandal' 2015-05-01 [NBC]
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