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Labour news from Europe


Albania

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]
Police go on 'white strike' at crossings with Kosovo 2011-12-20 [Albeu]


Andorra


Armenia

Nairit Saga: PM promises chemical plant workers’ back wages will be paid by yearend 2015-05-22 [Armenia Now]
Rubber workers still protest over unpaid wages 2015-05-21 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Debts to Nairit workers to be repaid later this year – Armenian prime minister 2015-05-21 [Arka]


Austria

Austrian Unemployment at record high: Work Agency Chairman Mr. Johannes Kopf should start to work rather than fuel the sentiment against unemployed people! 2015-04-11 [Active Unemployed Austria]
Suspend consideration of partner income at the Unemployment Assistance! 2015-02-05 [Active Unemployed Austria]
From eAMS to Skill Matching: Computers cannot conjure up meaningful work 2014-12-21 [Aufrecht bestehen]


Azerbaijan

IFJ / EFJ call the Azeri President for release of seven jailed journalists 2015-05-22 [IFJ]
Hidden Journalist Refugee at Swiss Embassy in Azerbaijan 2015-02-14 [IFJ]
Executive Committee of General Confederation of Trade Unions convenes in Baku 2014-10-23 [News.Az]


Belarus

Unemployed to be fined for not working 2015-05-08 [RFE/Radio Liberty]
In Belarus, women need not apply for work in 181 occupations 2014-11-16 [Open Democracy]
Workers on hunger strike detained by police in Babruisk 2014-11-11 [Charter 97]


Belgium

IDWF: Winner of the 'Organising International Solidarity' Silver Rose Award 2015-05-04 [SOLIDAR]
More strike action threatened 2015-04-23 [The Global Post]
Brussels hit by transport strike 2015-04-22 [The Telegraph]


Bosnia


Bulgaria

Anarcho-syndicalists support protest of bar workers at the Golden Sands resort 2015-03-14 [Libcom]
Bar workers protest at the Golden Sands resort 2015-03-12 [libcom.org]
Justice minister provides 76.72% of needed sum for prison workers’ remuneration: official 2015-02-07 [Focus]


Croatia

Shipyard workers face an unweatherable storm 2014-11-19 [Equal Times]
Croatia’s shipyard workers face an unweatherable storm 2014-11-19 [Equal Times]
Trade Union and Employers 'Fair Prices Initiative' Launched in Croatia 2014-09-03 [BWI]


Cyprus

Cyprus: Port workers to strike on Thursday 2015-04-29 [The Shipping News]
EAC unions call off strike 2015-03-27 [The Mail]
Minister not sure why Larnaca port workers are striking this time 2015-03-27 [The Mail]


Czech Republic

Unions at VW's Czech unit Skoda raise strike threat over pay hikes 2015-04-17 [Reuters]
Škoda Auto trade unions threaten strike 2015-04-16 [Prague Post]
Unions at VW unit issue strike threat 2015-04-10 [Canadian Labour Reporter]


Denmark

Copenhagen mayor bans 45,000 staff from flying Ryanair 2015-05-19 [independent.ie]
Working in Denmark: Unions and A-kasse 2015-04-18 [The Local]
Maersk says to cut 200 jobs in oil unit 2015-04-17 [Reuters]


Estonia

TUC Head urges Govt to find solutions to wave of redundancies 2015-01-27 [The Baltic Course]
Trade union leaders: Estonians not ready to stand up for themselves 2013-05-08 [Baltic Business News]
Agreement With Energy Unions Staves Off Strike 2013-03-28 [ERR]


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

Unions react to campaign by private unemployment fund to attract members 2015-05-15 [Trade Union News from Finland]
Finnair braces for possible sympathy strike 2015-05-13 [YLE]
Plan for a social contract for labour market fails 2015-05-11 [Trade Union News from Finland]


France

Eiffel Tower suffers shutdown over pickpockets 2015-05-23 [BBC]
Eiffel Tower closed as staff protest against pickpocketing - video 2015-05-23 [Guardian]
Le Pen's May Day speech clouded by Femen activists, family feud 2015-05-02 [rfi]


Georgia

Port workers on strike in Poti 2015-05-06 [Democracy & Freedom Watch]
The many costs of being one of the long-term unemployed 2015-04-18 [GTUC]
Control on law enforcement is essential for Labour safety 2015-04-18 [GTUC]


Germany

ITF offers condolences over 'shocking' death of Bremerhaven crane operator 2015-05-24 [Seatrade]
Strike-hit Germany passes disputed bargaining law for unions 2015-05-23 [AFP]
Train drivers earn less than you'd think 2015-05-23 [DW]


Gibraltar

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]
Chief Minister urges all to celebrate May Day 2013-04-30 [The Chronicle]


Greece

ETUC demands EU creditors to strike a balanced deal on Greece 2015-05-13 [ETUC]
Laid Off Cleaners Re-hired by Greek Gvt as Syriza Reverses Austerity 2015-05-13 [WSJ]
Rehired Cleaners Celebrate With Greek Cabinet Members 2015-05-13 [Greek Reporter]


Hungary

Teachers protest higher education law 2015-05-24 [Politcs.hu]
Trade unions, civils demonstrate against educational reforms in Hungary 2015-05-24 [Budapest Beacon]
Workers’ unions concerned about Paks safety due to possible job cuts 2015-05-23 [Politcs.hu]


Iceland

Country Is Running Out of Meat 2015-05-15 [Munchies]
National strike action snowballs - 40% of population walks 2015-05-13 [Ice News]
Journalists May Strike 2015-05-09 [The Grapevine]


Ireland

Legislation on school and hospital staff to be amended 2015-05-25 [irishtimes.com]
Four boys abscond from Oberstown as union warns 'staff morale is on the floor' 2015-05-25 [independent.ie]
Congress says Yes vote affirms desire for more equal country 2015-05-25 [ICTU]


Italy

Transport strike on Friday 2015-05-15 [Gazetta del Sud]
Violence overshadows start of Milan Expo as police and protesters clash 2015-05-02 [Guardian]
Milan Expo 2015: Violent May Day protests at No Expo anti-capitalist demonstration 2015-05-02 [IB TImes]


Latvia

Health and Social Care Employees' Union to hold rally on April 20 2015-03-18 [The Baltic Course]
Minimum wage in Latvia in 2015 will be raised to EUR 360 2014-12-03 [The Baltic ]
Education workers planning to go on strike 2014-11-13 [The Baltic Course]


Liechtenstein


Lithuania

ETUC letter to the Lithuanian President and Prime Minister 2014-12-02 [ETUC]
Teachers to strike over higher pay demands 2014-12-02 [Baltic Times]
Teachers go on indefinite astrike 2014-12-02 [The Baltic Course]


Luxembourg

Luxembourg pension fund bans Israel investment 2014-02-25 [i24news Israel]
Luxembourg unions celebrate dispute victory 2013-08-01 [ITF news]
Thousands of European workers protest austerity plans 2011-06-22 [Star]


Macedonia

EI to help solve labour conflict in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia 2015-01-24 [Education International]
IFJ and EFJ together demand the review of Macedonian journalist Kezarovski's trial 2015-01-23 [IFJ]
IFJ and EFJ Call on Macedonian Authorities to Grant the Permanent Release of Journalist Kezarovski 2015-01-21 [IFJ]


Malta

MUBE calls for conciliatory meeting on pending issues with HSBC 2015-05-18 [Malta Independent]
MUBE dispute with HSBC 2015-05-15 [Malta Independent]
GWU prepared to escalate public transport strike if negotiations fail 2015-05-15 [The Independent]


Moldova

Union showdown with government 2014-04-15 [Education International]
13 January 2014 Solidarity campaign Moldova: Respect the right to associate! 2014-01-13 [BWI ]
Victory for Glodeni leaders but struggle goes on 2013-02-05 [IUF]


Monaco

Hotel Metropole runs low on service as staff walk 2011-01-01 [The Times]


Netherlands

Unions, employers fight over permanent contracts 2015-05-02 [The Times]
Workers plan limited strike at oil-storage hub 2015-04-15 [The Business Times]
Amsterdam sex workers protest 'clean up' of notorious Red Light District 2015-04-12 [Salon]


Norway

Pension Fund Global: time to strengthen human rights pillar 2015-05-23 [UNI Global Union]
Fewer Norwegians join labour unions 2015-05-19 [News in English]
Collective agreement a victory for teachers 2015-04-21 [Education International]


Poland

Big Gdansk container terminal bans dock union organisers 2015-03-19 [ITF]
Coal miners wage militant struggle against privatisation - PM 2015-03-07 [Coal Guru]
Government squashes more mining reforms in nod to powerful unions 2015-03-04 [Reuters]


Portugal

Lisbon strike cancels 70 pct. of city bus trips 2015-05-15 [La Prensa]
Government appeals to TAP pilots on eve of 10-day strike 2015-05-01 [Reuters]
Country braces for air travel chaos 2015-05-01 [The News]


Romania

Dacia to shed jobs to increase competitiveness 2015-05-08 [UT]
30,000 town hall workers strike to demand higher wages 2015-05-01 [OA]
Court orders Wizz Air to reinstate dismissed union leader 2015-03-27 [ITF Global Union]


Russia

Intensive training for the next generation of trade unionists 2015-05-20 [Educational International]
Veto at UN on listing asbestos as dangerous: Audio here 2015-05-16 [Radio Labour]
Russian labor camp memorial group faces heavy pressure 2015-05-16 [Times Union]


San Marino


Serbia

Unions announce end of educators' strike 2015-04-27 [B92]
Teachers’ protest finally ends 2015-04-23 [In Serbia]
Teachers strike, classes suspended in Cacak, Gornji Milanovac, Krusevac 2015-03-24 [IN News]


Slovakia

Workers for Bratislava borough Vrakuňa announce strike alert 2015-05-14 [The Spectator]
More pro-employee measures adopted, praised by unions 2014-11-24 [The Spectator]
Strike alert called off at Volkswagen plant 2014-05-29 [The Post]


Slovenia

Unions File Minimum Wage Initiative 2015-05-15 [STA]
Employers, Minister for Dialogue on Minimum Wage 2015-04-01 [STA]
Port Representatives Urge For Better Worker Protection 2015-03-14 [STA]


Spain

PODEMOS FUELS HOPES FOR SPAIN’S EMIGRATED YOUTH TO RETURN HOME 2015-05-22 [Equal Times]
Gag law: Spectre of an authoritarian past 2015-05-15 [Equal Times]
Court suspends footballers' strike 2015-05-15 [AFP]


Sweden

Jyrki Raina reports from IndustriALL's Executive Committee in Stockholm 2015-05-22 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Pilots in strike warning after talks fail 2015-05-08 [The Local]
Unpaid job trials are exploitative and akin to slavery, says Union 2015-02-19 [Staffing Industry]


Switzerland

Report on the IUF Executive Committee Meeting and the Women Committee Meeting, Geneva, April 22 – 24, 2015 2015-04-24 [IDWF]
Rotterdam Convention no credibility on chrysotile 2015-03-28 [BWI]
Farcical Technical Workshop on Chrysotile in Rotterdam Convention – Asbestos Industry junket to Geneva 2015-03-28 [BWI]


Turkey

Employees at Fiat-maker in Turkey returning to work 2015-05-25 [The Weekly]
High tension in wage negotiations 2015-05-25 [The Weekly]
Solidarity Message from Japanese Railway Workers to Turkish Metal Workers 2015-05-25 [uidder.org]


Ukraine

ITUC appealed to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko 2015-05-20 [kvpu.org.ua]
The staff of the JSC Lviv Coal Company block the international highway Lviv-Rava-Ruska 2015-05-13 [kvpu.org.ua]
NPGU's open letter 2015-05-08 [kvpu.org.ua]


UK

England NUJ ballots Newsquest South London for action on jobs, cuts and closures 2015-05-25 [NUJ]
IndustriALL backs British steelworkers 2015-05-22 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Union members receive more training compared to non-members, says TUC 2015-05-22 [TUC]


Vatican City

Pope Francis demands equal pay for women, calls pay gap 'Pure scandal' 2015-05-01 [NBC]
Not to share wealth with the poor is to steal: Pope slams capitalism as new tyranny 2015-04-28 [rt.com]
Pope to Davos elite: humanity must be served by wealth, not ruled by it 2014-01-22 [rt.com]
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