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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

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

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]
HIV-positive man awarded damages for unfair dismissal 2016-02-07 [The Local]


Azerbaijan

Journalist Khadija Ismayilova released on probation 2016-05-31 [IFJ]
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]


Belarus

Independent trade union of Miners to ban union recruiting by the HR department at Belaruskali 2016-07-07 [BITU]
14-second video considered act of public disorder in Belarus 2016-05-19 [IndustriALL]
Unions in Belarus report new violations 2016-05-10 [IndustriALL]


Belgium

General strike: “a clear message” to Kris Peeters 2016-06-25 [The Times]
Namur warders vote to continue strike 2016-06-04 [The Times]
Halt to cuts in public services! 2016-06-02 [Education International]


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

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]
Labour unions calls for heat wave changes 2016-06-24 [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

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

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

Will the future of the generally binding collective agreements be the next struggle? 2016-07-14 [Trade Union News from Finland]
Plans for a new trade union confederation come to nought 2016-06-18 [Trade Union News from Finland]
Competitiveness Pact signed covering 86.5 per cent of employees 2016-06-15 [Trade Union News from Finland]


France

Thousands of travellers face seven-day Air France strike 2016-07-25 [The Local]
80 percent of France's part-time workers are women 2016-07-17 [RFI]
Attack in Nice 2016-07-16 [ITUC]


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

Munich: ETUC solidarity 2016-07-26 [ETUC]
DHL workers’ right 'to a collective voice at work’ guaranteed in ground-breaking protocol 2016-07-23 [ITF Global Union]
Munich: ETUC solidarity 2016-07-23 [ETUC]


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

Power utility workers disrupt meeting on grid spin-off 2016-07-25 [Kathimerini]
Workers bracing for new Troika attack on their rights 2016-07-21 [ITUC]
Employers and Employee Unions Agree in Principle on New Labor Laws 2016-07-21 [Greek Reporter]


Hungary

Bosses want Hungary to open doors to non-EU guest workers 2016-07-26 [TOL]
EC stands by equal pay proposal, Hungary opposes 2016-07-26 [Budapest Business Journal]
Labor shortage triggers better pay for student workers 2016-07-26 [Budapest Business Journal]


Iceland

Alleged foreign worker exploitation on North Iceland development 2016-07-22 [The Daily Monitor]
Iceland union warns huge civil service pay rises could spark chaos 2016-07-22 [The Daily Monitor]
Workers’ Rights Violated by Contractors 2016-07-18 [The Review]


Ireland

Libraries strike halted as merger plans axed 2016-07-23 [The Irish Examiner]
Union meets management as threat of ambulance workers' strike looms 2016-07-22 [Breaking News]
Dublin Bus strike a possibility after pay recommendation 2016-07-20 [The Irish Times]


Italy

ENEL Global Works Council meets to develop GFA renewal 2016-07-23 [IndustriALL Global Union]
IndustriALL and ENI agree on improved rights and world works council 2016-07-08 [IndustriALL Global Union]
Alitalia strike action cancels 142 flights 2016-07-05 [Yahoo]


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

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]
LITHUANIA ATTEMPTS TO TACKLE ITS ALCOHOL CRISIS WITH WELFARE CUTS 2016-02-15 [Equal Times]


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 condemns rash decision 2016-07-26 [Voice oh the Workers]
Start of negotiatings re public service employees 2016-07-23 [Voice of the workers]
UHM concern for PM not in favor of freeport extension 2016-07-19 [The Malta Independent]


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

Domestic workers working for diplomats exploited 2016-07-14 [NL Times]
Polish workers still being exploited by jobs agencies: report 2016-06-28 [DutchNews]
Schiphol ground workers celebrate wins 2016-06-10 [ITF Global Union]


Norway

Norwegian workers declare support of UK North Sea strike 2016-07-22 [Energy Voice]
Women in Work: The Norwegian experience 2016-07-17 [OECD Observer]
Oil, gas worker strike averted 2016-07-08 [UPI]


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

Don't fine Portugal or Spain 2016-07-13 [ETUC]
Airport handling union calls 3-day strike for July, demands state intervention 2016-06-09 [The News]
Police help Lisbon port move cargo amid dock workers' strike 2016-05-24 [The Union-Tribune]


Romania

Bucharest’s housing crisis: post-Communist restitution victimises Roma 2016-05-27 [Equal Times]
Government comes up with new law on public wages 2016-05-18 [ Romania Insider]
Marching miners reach Bucharest 2016-04-19 [euronews]


Russia

More than 200 construction workers have gone on strike at the Vostochny Cosmodrome ..... Again 2016-07-26 [Moscow Times]
Investigation of Wage Theft after Strike at World Cup Stadium 2016-07-20 [BWI Global Union]
First round of visits to Russia 2018 stadiums for monitoring working conditions completed 2016-07-13 [Fifa.com]


San Marino


Serbia

Union Badges Lose Their Lustre 2016-07-16 [Balkan Insight]
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]


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

Strike in the port of Koper 2016-07-24 [Wildcat]
Police pay deal only signed by fourth of required unions 2016-07-01 [STA]
Trade unions and Gvt to go over deal to end police strike 2016-05-31 [STA]


Spain

Air Europa pilots call four day strike for July and August 2016-07-16 [The Local]
Air Europa pilots call strike for July 30 - August 2 2016-07-16 [Reuters]
When unemployment becomes an opportunity to build healthy gender roles 2016-07-07 [Equal Times]


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

Voters reject plan for a guaranteed basic income for every citizen 2016-06-06 [BBC]
Voters reject basic income grant for all 2016-06-06 [AlJazeera]
As China slows, Swiss watchmakers cut jobs 2016-05-22 [The Review]


Turkey

Press Freedom in the grip of major crackdown following failed coup 2016-07-26 [IFJ]
Detention warrants issued for 42 journalists over failed coup attempt 2016-07-26 [Hurriyet Daily News]
Hundreds fired by Turkish companies after attempted coup 2016-07-26 [Hurriyet Daily News]


Ukraine

'Azov', coal miners and trade unions rallying in Kyiv over surging utility rates 2016-07-25 [UkrInform]
EFJ and IFJ condemn murder of journalist Pavel Sheremet in Ukraine 2016-07-21 [EFJ]
Calls to stop media threats 2016-07-15 [IFJ]


UK

Oil platform workers to stage historic strike on North Sea 2016-07-26 [UNI Global Union]
11,000 BHS staff left devastated as Administrators announce complete closure by 20 August 2016-07-26 [Usdaw]
Unite members in North Sea take part in first strike action in 28 years 2016-07-26 [Unite]


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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