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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

Gvt appeal for far-right votes by plan to discriminate against EU workers 2017-01-15 [EU Observer]
Public sector workers 'must be BANNED from wearing Islamic veils at work' claims minister 2017-01-08 [Sunday Express]
Minister calls for headscarf ban for public servants 2017-01-07 [RNS]


Azerbaijan

18 worker deaths a year - oil company SOCAR lambasted over safety record 2016-12-21 [Hazardex]
9 Azerbaijani Oil Workers Still Missing In Caspian Sea 2016-12-19 [VoA]
Oil Platform Collapse Leaves One Dead, Nine Missing In Caspian Sea 2016-12-19 [RFERL]


Belarus

Belarusian unions call for abolishment of decree on “social parasitism” 2016-12-22 [IndustriALL]
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]


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

Port pilots on strike over employment of foreign nationals 2017-01-12 [The Mail]
North Cyprus airport workers set for strike action tomorrow 2016-12-28 [The Gazette]
Desalination plant workers on strike over collective agreement 2016-09-13 [The Mail]


Czech Republic

Fast track programme for Ukraine workers creates strain between Czech unions and bosses 2017-01-14 [Radio Prague ]
Czech Post workers strike for higher wages 2016-12-22 [Radio Prague]
Rail unions surprised at minister's call for strike 2016-12-16 [The Monitor]


Denmark

VIDEO: McDonald's employees earn how much? ( WARNING: Happiness ahead) 2017-01-09 [The Jimmy Dore Show]
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]


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

When can I retire?: Pension scheme changes raise questions 2017-01-09 [YLE ]
In Finland, a one-time shrine to Lenin adopts an uncensored view 2017-01-09 [CSM]
Trial of basic income for the unemployed 2017-01-04 [Guardian]


France

Country sees fewer strikes (despite year of huge strikes) 2017-01-18 [The Local]
Double A paper mill in Alizay to restart production after six-week standstill 2017-01-17 [EUWID]
Workers get 'right to disconnect' from emails out of hours 2017-01-01 [BBC]


Georgia

What’s behind a one-man protest outside the government office? 2016-12-19 [DFWatch]
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]


Germany

German trade union for service industries eyes new pension fund set-up 2017-01-17 [IPE]
Teacher union rethinks education 2017-01-14 [Education International]
Union concerned over state proposals on fees and administration 2017-01-12 [Education International]


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

Deadlines looming for Marinopoulos, as workers consider striking 2017-01-04 [Kathimerini]
Unions clash with mayors over contract workers 2017-01-03 [Kathimerini]
Municipal workers scuffle with police at Athens rally 2016-12-28 [Kathimerini]


Hungary

Fornetti raises employeesʼ wages 2017-01-18 [Budapest Business Journal]
Equal pay in Hungary still a half century away, suggests report 2017-01-17 [Budapest Business Journal]
Flagrant violation of right to collective interest representation! 2017-01-16 [szakszervezet]


Iceland

New strike threat to supplies 2016-12-16 [Fish Update]
Seamen Start Their Strike 2016-12-15 [Grapevine]
Seamen Postpone Strike, Teachers Ready To Walk 2016-11-17 [Grapevine]


Ireland

'Divide and conquer' claim as GRA excluded from pay negotiations 2017-01-18 [Sligo Today]
Minister says new pay boost for public sector workers is no capitulation to unions 2017-01-18 [Irish Independent]
Taoiseach says €1,000 for public servants is annualised salary rise 2017-01-18 [Irish Times]


Italy

Workers’ rights are never out of fashion! 2017-01-15 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Court rejects labour law referendum 2017-01-12 [AFP]
Unions push through tough new Italian legislation to combat human trafficking in agriculture 2016-12-17 [IUF]


Latvia

Green wins keep Baltic populism in check – but for how long? 2017-01-18 [Equal Times]
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]


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

GWU order government not to pay workers 2017-01-13 [Voice of the Workers magazine]
Solved: the quest for trade union recognition 2017-01-12 [The Times]
2017 - the year of salary increases 2017-01-12 [Voice of the Workers]


Moldova

Being twenty-something in Transnistria 2017-01-05 [Equal Times]
Moldova: a country being emptied of its inhabitants 2016-12-06 [Equal Times]
Meetings, services and victim support for IWMD16 2016-04-23 [ITUC]


Monaco


Netherlands

NAM must reinstate fired union representative 2017-01-17 [IndustriALL]
What It’s Like To Do Sex Work In Amsterdam 2017-01-06 [Refinery29]
Union calls off strike at Shell Pernis refinery 2016-12-16 [Yahoo]


Norway

CEO Espen Høiby: We offer pilots and cabin crew long-term and secure jobs 2017-01-16 [Ice News]
OSM Aviation and ITF sign international agreement to protect workers’ rights  2017-01-11 [ITF]
Trinity Management has left the building? 2016-12-22 [Industri Energi]


Poland

Polish government to restrict journalists’ access to Parliament 2016-12-21 [IFJ]
Government to restrict journalists’ access to parliament 2016-12-19 [EFJ]
Events commemorate deadly miners’ strike anniversary 2016-12-17 [Radio Poland]


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

Anger at moves which say if a woman suffering domestic violence does not need workplace sick leave then it's not a crime 2017-01-17 [BBC]
Job Outlook Not Improving In Russia Despite Return Of Economic Growth 2017-01-13 [RFE/RL]
Meet the Inequality Champion of the World 2017-01-09 [Moscow Times]


San Marino


Serbia

Chilling effect on media freedom by verdict against journalist and editor 2017-01-09 [EFJ]
Unions Seek Higher Minimum Wage 2016-08-19 [Balkan Insight]
Union Badges Lose Their Lustre 2016-07-16 [Balkan Insight]


Slovakia

PPS Group employees to strike on January 9 2017-01-06 [The Spectator]
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]


Slovenia

Trade unions want minimum wage to rise 5% 2017-01-17 [STA]
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]


Spain

Talks continue over Malaga Metro industrial action 2017-01-18 [ERN News]
Unions protest over worker deaths in Almeria 2017-01-15 [Euro Weekly News]
30,000 March in Anti-Austerity Labor Protest in Madrid 2016-12-19 [TeleSUR]


Sweden

Study predicts the Swedish women poised to close gender pay gap first 2017-01-16 [The Local]
Top union drops support for health profit cap 2017-01-15 [The Local]
Dockworkers’ Union imposes a ban on new recruitment and overtime at APM Terminals in Gothenburg 2017-01-12 [Port News]


Switzerland

Richemont reaches agreement with employees on job cuts - union 2016-12-10 [EuroNews]
Geneva airport workers ready to strike 2016-12-07 [The Local]
Nissan Switzerland to relocate 92 jobs 2016-10-27 [IndustriALL]


Turkey

Grannies to get state salaries for grandchildren’s care 2017-01-18 [Al-Monitor]
Journalist Ünal Tanık detained as post-coup crackdown continues 2017-01-18 [Turkey Purge]
6,000 more workers dismissed in post-coup crackdown 2017-01-09 [Reuters]


Ukraine

Raivis Veckagans: “We will cooperate with all trade unions and look for compromise solutions for development of each port” 2017-01-13 [Hellenic Port News]
Donbas coal miners in struggle for economic survival 2016-12-21 [RFERL]
Ukrainian miners end hunger strike on seventh day 2016-11-14 [IndustriALL]


UK

CWU - Terry Pullinger highlights the major challenges facing the Union in 2017 2017-01-18 [CWU]
England Fire chief slammed after firefighters sent home from shift 2017-01-18 [FBU]
England Alliance Healthcare proposed restructure brings uncertainty for staff 2017-01-18 [USDAW]


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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