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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

Defending Armenia’s Workers – Is Class Struggle on the Agenda? 2016-09-11 [hetq]
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]


Austria

Right-wing trade union suggests Muslims should be denied Christmas bonuses 2016-12-06 [Independent]
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]


Azerbaijan

EFJ/IFJ denounce “politically motivated” dismissal 2016-09-26 [EFJ]
Break the silence on oil workers’ deaths 2016-08-06 [People and Nature]
Journalist Khadija Ismayilova released on probation 2016-05-31 [IFJ]


Belarus

Unions oppose law calling unemployed 'social parasites' 2016-11-17 [Industriall Global Union ]
Activists of Independent Trade Unions held a flashmob in social networks 2016-10-12 [BITU]
Authorities disrupt union women's conference in Belarus 2016-09-02 [industriall union]


Belgium

Thousands expected at steel rally in Brussels 2016-11-07 [IndustriALL]
ING announces 7,000 job cuts as unions condemn 'horror show' 2016-10-04 [The Guardian]
ING's Plan to Cut 7,000 Workers Is Getting Backlash From Unions 2016-10-03 [Fortune]


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

Public sector unions reject govt offer on wage hike 2016-12-07 [Wires]
Trade Unions Warn against Proposed Tax Refo 2016-11-07 [Total Croatia News]
Trade Unions to Sue Government for 7 Billion Kuna? 2016-09-21 [Total News]


Cyprus

Desalination plant workers on strike over collective agreement 2016-09-13 [The Mail]
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]


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

Two journalists shot dead 2016-12-06 [IFJ]
The year 2017 will bring many challenges for JHL 2016-12-02 [JHL]
Export industry unions negotiate new possible model for collective bargaining 2016-11-30 [Trade Union News from Finland]


France

Strike hits Lyon's public transport 2016-12-04 [Connexion]
French National Assembly approves law on supply chain responsibility 2016-12-01 [IndustriALL]
Restructuring at Airbus puts over 1,000 jobs at risk: unions 2016-11-24 [Reuters]


Georgia

SOS- 40 employees died in 6 months 2016-12-03 [GTUC]
4,000 Union Members Stand with Pipeline Union in Case against BP 2016-11-28 [GTUC]
BP Prefers Agency-Recruited Employees Not to Join Labor Union 2016-11-28 [GTUC]


Germany

Lufthansa Workers Plan Competing Rallies in Rift Over Strike 2016-11-30 [BLOO]
Lufthansa Strike Update: 1,700 More Flights Canceled 2016-11-29 [Travel Market]
Lufthansa seeks injunction to stop pilots' strike 2016-11-29 [Metro]


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

Transportation Crippled By Union-Led Anti-Austerity Strikes 2016-12-09 [The Daily Caller]
Workers go on general strike against budget cuts 2016-12-08 [Reuters]
Journalists on 24-hour strike to protest austerity 2016-12-07 [The Times-Union]


Hungary

Pay-off day for labour’s lost 2016-12-06 [Budapest Times]
Strike could leave hundreds of thousands waterless 2016-12-01 [The Business Journal]
Mercedes workers held two-hour strike 2016-11-24 [Reuters]


Iceland

Seamen Postpone Strike, Teachers Ready To Walk 2016-11-17 [Grapevine]
Fish strike ‘called off’ 2016-11-14 [Fish Update]
Gender pay gap: Icelandic women take a stand 2016-10-27 [Deutsche Welle]


Ireland

No Bus Éireann strike threat but unions to consult on crisis 2016-12-08 [Irish Times]
Bus Éireann may outsource routes but rules out axing of Expressway 2016-12-08 [Irish Independent]
Fresh strike threat at Bus Éireann as unions seek a 21pc wage hike 2016-12-07 [Irish Independent]


Italy

Italian metalworkers reach a new national collective agreement 2016-12-02 [IndustriALL]
Ferrero, prosecutors investigating child labour claims involving production of Kinder Surprise toys 2016-11-24 [ABC]
Foodora strikes in Italy: the dark side of the sharing economy 2016-10-31 [Libcom]


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

Baltic pig farmers devastated by swine virus 2016-09-22 [Equal Times]
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]


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

UHM,MAM on hospitals privitization 2016-12-06 [Malta Independent]
Firm set up by GWU running government jobless scheme 2016-12-03 [The Times]
Lets fight against hate speech 2016-12-02 [Voice of the Workers weekly]


Moldova

Moldova: a country being emptied of its inhabitants 2016-12-06 [Equal Times]
Meetings, services and victim support for IWMD16 2016-04-23 [ITUC]
Free Sergei Ilchenko! Free speech! 2015-07-15 [People and Nature]


Monaco


Netherlands

Workers threaten strike action at shell 2016-12-09 [IndustriAll]
Worker exploitation in Amsterdam cafes leads to new hotline 2016-12-07 [The Times]
Workers at Shell refinery threaten to shut half of plant 2016-12-03 [Energy Voice]


Norway

Statoil drops Airbus Super Puma helicopters for good after unions demand ban 2016-12-07 [Business Insider]
124 year old rail union elects first woman leader 2016-11-17 [ITF Global Union]
Victorious Norwegian train drivers thank international support 2016-11-02 [ITF]


Poland

Death toll rises to 8 in cave-in at Polish copper mine 2016-12-01 [The Union-Tribune]
Some 7,000 Protest Against CETA, TTIP Trade Deals in Warsaw 2016-10-16 [Sputnik]
Government’s education reform plan is harmful 2016-10-13 [Education International]


Portugal

Lisbon binmen strike for better wages 2016-10-28 [The News]
Call centre employees on EDP contract demand end to casual work 2016-10-20 [The News]
Disruption expected at airports tomorrow as security workers stage 24-hour strike 2016-08-26 [The News]


Romania

Labour Protests Shake Romania Ahead of Election 2016-11-23 [Balkan Insight]
Posta Romana board reaches deal with trade unions to end strike 2016-11-02 [The Business Review]
Romanian Post: Employees’ strike caused RON 4.5 million loss in a matter of hours 2016-10-28 [The Business Review]


Russia

Which post-Soviet countries have the highest minimum wage? 2016-11-20 [RFERL]
Justice for Anna Politkovskaya 2016-10-09 [EFJ]
The Gender Equality Commission of the Confederation of Labor of Russia (KTR) issued a statement for reproductive freedom 2016-10-06 [KTR]


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

Over 2,200 teachers to participate in the escalating strike on Thursday 2016-09-29 [The Spectator]
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]


Slovenia

Education union urges parliament not to sign EU free trade agreement with Canada 2016-09-13 [Education International]
Strike in the port of Koper 2016-07-24 [Wildcat]
Police pay deal only signed by fourth of required unions 2016-07-01 [STA]


Spain

Barcelona airport heaped with rubbish after cleaners go on strike 2016-12-07 [The Straits Times]
No Pasarán! The ITF and the Spanish Civil War 2016-12-06 [ITF Global Union]
A step by step guide for the outsider to what is going on in Spain 2016-12-05 [Equal Times]


Sweden

More Bad News for Riksbank: Biggest Union Boss Hates Inflation 2016-12-07 [Bloomberg]
Dockers strike in Scandinavia’s largest port 2016-11-17 [The Shipping News]
Condescending ‘mansplaining’ to women triggers union hotline 2016-11-16 [The Irish Times]


Switzerland

Geneva airport workers ready to strike 2016-12-07 [The Local]
Nissan Switzerland to relocate 92 jobs 2016-10-27 [IndustriALL]
STMicroelectronics trade union network will develop cross-border union cooperation and solidarity action 2016-09-16 [IndustriALL]


Turkey

Organising a journalist union under a State of Emergency 2016-12-07 [IFJ]
Union member violently attacked by his ex-boss, a supplier of Zara, Mango, and George 2016-11-28 [Bagimsiz-Sen]
Youth unemployment poses latest danger to Turkey 2016-11-26 [Al-Monitor]


Ukraine

Ukrainian miners end hunger strike on seventh day 2016-11-14 [IndustriALL]
More than 50 Ukrainian miners on hunger strike 2016-11-09 [IndustriALL]
More than 50 Ukrainian miners on hunger strike 2016-11-09 [IndustriALL]


UK

England AWE workers stage a further walkout 2016-12-09 [Newbury Today ]
Union announces strike dates over poverty pay threat on Virgin West Coast Catering 2016-12-09 [RMT]
Government staff strike for 3rd day 2016-12-09 [PCS ]


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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