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Labour news from Europe


Albania

Albanian oil workers win unpaid wages after strike action 2018-01-04 [IndustriALL]
Oil workers stage protest for unpaid wages 2017-12-28 [Xinhua]
Oil Workers Rally for Unpaid Wages 2017-12-28 [Balkan Insight]


Andorra

Principality witnesses first strike since 1933 2018-03-16 [The Digital Journal]


Armenia

Unions gather for a regional meeting in Armenia 2017-10-05 [IndustriALL]
Unionists underpin role of education in teaching human rights and values 2017-04-08 [Education International ]
Defending Armenia’s Workers – Is Class Struggle on the Agenda? 2016-09-11 [hetq]


Austria

Thousands protest against plans for 12-hour workday 2018-07-01 [Deutsche Welle]
EFJ calls on government to protect public service media 2018-06-07 [EFJ]
Men and Reconciliation of Work and Family: Supporting the Path to Gender Equal Distribution of Parental Leave and Working Time 2018-04-18 [Forba]


Azerbaijan

Representatives of KazTransOil fly to Batumi to negotiate with workers on strike 2018-04-04 [MENAFN]
RFE/RL Takes Azerbaijani Case To ECHR 2017-09-19 [RFE]
IFJ/EFJ welcome release of Mehman Aliyev and Alexander Lapshin 2017-09-13 [IFJ]


Belarus

Freelance journalist Dzmitry Halko on trial in Minsk 2018-07-16 [EFJ]
IFJ and EFJ urge Belarusian authorities to suspend new media law 2018-06-21 [IFJ]
Public Debate on Media Crackdown in Belarus 2018-06-19 [IFJ]


Belgium

Yet another union supports next week's railway strike 2018-07-07 [The Times]
Court ruling criminalizes right to strike in Belgium 2018-07-06 [IndustriALL]
DXC Belgium workers protest in Paris 2018-06-19 [UNI Global Union]


Bosnia


Bulgaria

Bulgarian labor unions want an 18% increase in teacher wages from the autumn 2018-05-14 [www.novinite.com]
May 1 Labor Day in Bulgaria Socialists demand government’s resignation 2018-05-01 [Sofia Globe conservative daily in English]
Various events and concerts throughout the country on Labor Day 2018-05-01 [novinite.com]


Croatia

In the former Yugoslavia, tourism is reigniting an interest in the concrete legacies of the anti-fascism struggle 2018-07-10 [Equal Times]
Airlines employees postpone strike plan 2018-07-07 [Xinhua]
Croatian journalist Hrvoje Bajlo physically assaulted in Zadar 2018-07-05 [EFJ]


Cyprus

Three of four unions in Co-op negotiations want last-ditch talks on retirement scheme 2018-07-21 [The Mail]
Union talks with Co-op fail to reach a deal 2018-07-20 [The Mail]
IFJ welcomes steps towards building understanding through journalism 2018-07-12 [IFJ]


Czech Republic

Czech Rep luring more and more southern European workers 2018-07-04 [Radio Praha]
Workers Winning War on Low Wages in EU's Most Stable Economy 2018-05-29 [Bloomberg]
Workers win war on low wages in EU's most stable economy 2018-05-29 [The Times]


Denmark

In Denmark, a historic collective agreement is turning the “bogus self-employed” into “workers with rights” 2018-07-04 [Equal Times]
A historic collective agreement is turning the “bogus self-employed” into “workers with rights” 2018-07-04 [Equal Times]
Worker shortage hitting farmers hard: Every fifth needing help 2018-06-18 [The Post]


Estonia

Grappling With Wage Pressures 2018-05-27 [The Financial Tribune]
EFJ meets Estonian MEPs to discuss Baltic fact-finding mission 2018-05-16 [EFJ]
HKScan, trade union reach agreement on wage terms 2018-04-13 [ERR News]


Faroe Islands


Finland

Trade unions Pro and Pardia plan a merger 2018-06-15 [Trade Union News from Finland]
The Finnish Government has turned its back on the tripartite cooperation 2018-06-07 [Trade Union News from Finland]
Union: Extending workers' overtime hours could result in fewer new hires 2018-05-28 [YLE]


France

French Uber Eats, Deliveroo, Foodora workers strike during World Cup final 2018-07-12 [Politico]
Rail strikes: How Friday's walkout is set to affect you 2018-07-06 [The Local]
Train strike continues as French unions stand firm 2018-07-06 [Connexion]


Georgia

Labor Inspectors Find Violations in Mindeli Mine 2018-07-18 [Georgia Today]
Deadly Georgian mine closed after multiple fatalities 2018-07-18 [IndustriALL]
Georgian Trade Unions Confederation (GTUC) wins another court case 2018-07-17 [gtuc.ge]


Germany

Ryanair inks deal with Verdi cabin crew union 2018-07-20 [ATW]
Now Amazon workers in Germany and Poland are striking on Prime Day 2018-07-17 [Fast Company]
Amazon Prime Day: Amazon Workers Strike in Germany, Joining Action in Spain and Poland 2018-07-17 [NDTV]


Gibraltar

Minute’s silence for Workers’ Memorial Day 2018-04-28 [The Chronicle]
GSD expresses concern at works on Europa Foreshore 2017-08-30 [Gibraltar Chronicle]
GHA walkout averted amid bitter political exchanges 2017-04-22 [The Chronicle]


Greece

48-hour strike by casinos workers 2018-07-20 [Tornos]
Further public transport disruptions expected in July 2018-07-06 [Kathimerini]
Athens doctors to strike from 11 a.m. on Tuesday 2018-07-03 [Kathimerini]


Hungary

Two media outlets forced to close following Orbán’s electoral win 2018-04-13 [EFJ]
Administrative and Labour Court: nationalization of council schools was unconstitutional 2018-01-24 [Budapest Beacon ]
European study finds Hungarian workers enjoy the best Xmas bonuses 2017-12-20 [BBJ]


Iceland

Whalers In Iceland Forbidden From Being In Labour Union 2018-06-22 [Grapevine]
Hard Rock Café responds angrily to union having sided with staff over gender-specific dress-code 2018-05-15 [IM]
Women at Hard Rock Cafe told to ‘wear skirts, not trousers’ 2018-05-11 [EuroNews]


Ireland

Lloyds Pharmacy workers refuse to back down 2018-07-21 [The Times]
Ryanair strike: Thousands affected as airline axe flights to and from Ireland on Tuesday 2018-07-21 [The Irish Mirror]
Second 24-hour strike by Ryanair pilots under way 2018-07-20 [RTÉ]


Italy

Escalation of attacks against the press 2018-07-18 [EFJ]
Women Need Not Apply: Why Italian Crisis Hits Female Unemployment First 2018-07-18 [World Crunch]
Only Five Fiat Workers Show Up for Ronaldo Protest 2018-07-16 [Bloomberg]


Latvia

Builders Union celebrate achievements at their Congress 2018-05-29 [BWU]
GPs to go on strike over pay issues 2017-06-13 [Xinhua]
Trade union slams government for plan to invite foreign doctors to work in Latvia 2017-05-30 [The 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

Health sector workers to vote on strike 2017-06-08 [Delano]
Luxembourg appeals verdict in LuxLeaks scandal 2016-08-09 [EFJ]
Luxembourg pension fund bans Israel investment 2014-02-25 [i24news Israel]


Macedonia

UNI Global Union stands in solidarity with postal workers 2018-06-07 [UNI Global Union]
EFJ delegation meets gov't 2018-05-18 [EFJ]
High time to protect Media Freedom 2017-12-28 [EFJ]


Malta

Nurses’ union apologises to patients as it says strike was a ‘total success’ 2018-07-06 [The Times]
GWU tells nursing aides, other health workers not to carry out nurses’ duties during strike 2018-07-05 [The Independent]
The citizen has an inportant role in a democracy 2018-06-24 [Voice of the workers]


Moldova

Moldovan miners demand restoration of early retirement 2017-03-14 [IndustriALL]
Being twenty-something in Transnistria 2017-01-05 [Equal Times]
Moldova: a country being emptied of its inhabitants 2016-12-06 [Equal Times]


Monaco


Netherlands

Van crashed into office façade of Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf 2018-07-05 [EFJ]
A serious public transport strike 2018-07-02 [libcom.org]
Bus and train strike called off as unions agree deal on pay 2018-07-02 [Dutch News]


Norway

One Oil Strike Ends Just As Another Is Set to Begin 2018-07-21 [Oil Price]
Oil Workers, Employers Agree To Deal; Strike Ends 2018-07-20 [E&P]
Striking oil union and employers talking to mediator 2018-07-19 [Reuters]


Poland

Lech Walesa asks Rolling Stones to support anti-govt protests 2018-07-07 [Times of Israel]
Government opposes new EU posted workers rules 2018-06-22 [Radio Poland]
2 found dead in quake-hit Polish coal mine; 3 still missing 2018-05-07 [StarTribune]


Portugal

Portugália cancels airline strike 2018-07-11 [The Tribune]
Galp Says Little Impact From Refineries Strike 2018-06-15 [Rig Zone]
Thousands of workers march in Lisbon for better living, working conditions 2018-06-10 [Xinhua]


Romania

Health workers call off strike over wage cuts 2018-05-09 [The National Post]
Health workers stage 2-hour strike over wages 2018-05-07 [AP]
Thousands of Romanian health workers carried out a protest in Bucharest against wage cuts 2018-04-29 [Brinkwire]


Russia

Investigation of Anna Politkovskaya’s murder was inadequate, says ECHR 2018-07-19 [IFJ]
IFJ: Journalists and media are not “agents” 2018-07-09 [IFJ]
Russia passes new law to label individual journalists as “foreign agents” 2018-07-09 [EFJ]


San Marino


Serbia

EFJ and IFJ concerned by disappearance of journalist Stefan Cvetković 2018-06-15 [EFJ]
Workers Strike over Arms Company Privatisation 2018-05-23 [Insight]
No discrimination against women in Serbia: Support Danka Simic 2018-04-11 [BWI]


Slovakia

Investigative reporter Pavla Holcova’s phone seized after eight-hour interrogation related to Jan Kuciak’s murder 2018-05-16 [EFJ]
Trade unionists at PSA Peugeot announce strike alert 2018-05-11 [The Spectator]
Car industry facing strike at Kia, unrest at Peugeot 2018-04-16 [BNE]


Slovenia

More than half of Štore Steel workers stage token strike 2018-06-30 [STA]
Rail union suspends strike 2018-06-19 [STA]
Rail workers on strike 2018-06-13 [STA]


Spain

UNI condemns violence against Spanish Amazon strikers 2018-07-20 [UNI Global Union]
Photojournalist Jordi Borrás attacked in Barcelona 2018-07-19 [EFJ]
Amazon Workers Continue 3-Day Strike 2018-07-19 [Democracy Now]


Sweden

Chinese embassy attacks journalist 2018-07-11 [IFJ]
How Sweden's deportations of skilled workers are affecting internationals 2018-07-05 [Local]
Social partners agree to limit right to industrial action 2018-06-15 [Nordic Labour Journal]


Switzerland

union investigation into housekeeping in Marriott Zürich hotels reveals exploitative, dangerous and unsanitary conditions 2018-07-19 [IUF]
Air traffic control strike planned 2018-07-13 [Le News]
Strike suspended by Tamedia staff 2018-07-06 [Info]


Turkey

Stop the attack on rights at Cargill Turkey - Reinstate #TheCargill14 now! 2018-07-19 [IUF]
Turkish court sentences Soma bosses up to 22 years in prison over deadliest mine disaster 2018-07-13 [IndustriALL]
18,000 Public Workers Are Fired in Emergency Decree 2018-07-09 [VOX]


Ukraine

IFJ-EFJ ask the Council of Europe to declare Pavel Sheremet’s murder a case of impunity 2018-07-20 [IFJ]
RUJ’s president banned from entering the country 2018-07-20 [IFJ]
Miners' protests brought the first results 2018-07-13 [KVPU]


UK

England Luton airport workers on zero hours “fight for dignity” says union 2018-07-22 [HR Director]
Boss of restaurant chain TGI Fridays gets 40% pay rise despite strike actions by employees over 'exploitative' practices on pay and tips 2018-07-22 [This is Money]
Government accused of dropping plans to make sure bar and restaurant staff receive fair tips 2018-07-22 [The Independent]


Vatican City

Vatican Convenes with 300 Union Leaders to Discuss Threats to the World of Work 2018-01-12 [ITUC]
Our world needs a new Cardinal Manning, TUC leader says 2017-11-27 [The Tablet]
Workers need a ‘modern-day Cardinal Manning’, union leader says at the Vatican 2017-11-26 [Catholic Herald]
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