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Albania

EFJ/IFJ urge Parliament to reject online media law 2019-12-10 [EFJ]
Authorities pursue highly problematic media laws despite public outcry 2019-12-10 [EFJ]
After questionable court delays, Albanian National Union of Contact Centers (Solidarity) wins legal recognition 2019-07-26 [UNI Global Union]


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

Way clear (for now) for Austria's glyphosate ban to take effect on January 1 2019-12-04 [IUF]
New solutions for old problems: International organisations to scrutinize press freedom in Austria 2019-11-28 [EFJ]
20th GBH Congress “Fair Work 4.0 – Better Life”. 2019-11-10 [BWI]


Azerbaijan

Supreme Court denies Khadija Ismayilova’s request for early end of her probation 2019-08-15 [EFJ]
Cinema workers awarded in Baku 2019-08-06 [MENAFN]
State Academic Musical Theater workers awarded 2019-07-06 [MENAFN]


Belarus

Authorities let a foreign company operate with no OSH certification 2019-11-18 [BITU]
«Women members were the most exposed to administration pressure» 2019-11-13 [belnp.org]
Ahead of European games in Minsk, EFJ urges Belarusian authorities to respect press freedom 2019-06-15 [EFJ]


Belgium

Silence Hate final conference – Changing words, change the world, 18 November, Brussels 2019-11-08 [EFJ]
Freelancers in Belgium: wages remain precariously low 2019-08-09 [EFJ]
Blumenthal ship detained for nine days in Belgium port finally released 2019-08-06 [ITF]


Bosnia


Bulgaria

Independence of public service media BNR threatened 2019-10-01 [EFJ]
Independence of public service media BNR threatened 2019-09-28 [IFJ]
Let the press report freely, say IFJ/EFJ ahead of Prosecutor’s appointment 2019-08-21 [EFJ]


Croatia

Over 20,000 people rally for higher salaries for Croatian teachers 2019-11-26 [Xinhua]
47 trade unions support Croatia teachers strike 2019-11-24 [The Times]
Unions of Education-Sector Employees Walk Out of Negotiations 2019-10-29 [Total News]


Cyprus

52% of part time workers in Cyprus want more work 2019-10-23 [In-Cyprus]
Contract workers protest outside palace 2019-05-16 [The Mail]
‘Going north no excuse for police inactivity’ 2019-05-05 [The Mail]


Czech Republic

Media freedom under pressure 2019-10-17 [EFJ]
Hyundai and Kia unions call for a global framework agreement 2019-04-15 [IndustriALL]
Mine explosion kills at least 1, leaves 10 missing 2018-12-21 [97.3]


Denmark

How a squabble over union membership led to major delays at Copenhagen Airport 2019-09-13 [The Local]
Burger King workers win their first collective agreement 2019-07-29 [IUF]
Pre-election childcare demand is not 'ultimate' 2019-06-30 [The Local]


Estonia

More Estonian construction workers returning from Finland 2019-11-14 [ERR]
Rescue worker union holds protest, confronts ministers at Toompea 2019-09-20 [ERR]
Trade union dispute with state-owned ferry company may end up in court 2018-10-27 [ERR]


Faroe Islands


Finland

Pay rise remains unresolved, industry strikes to follow 2019-12-04 [Trade Union News from Finland]
The postal strike is over and a new collective agreement reached 2019-11-29 [Trade Union News from Finland]
Sympathy strikes affect flights, ferries in Finland 2019-11-26 [Xinhua]


France

Strikes Spread Across France for 6th Day, but Government Defends Its Pension Plans 2019-12-11 [NYTimes]
Massive strikes against government pension reform 2019-12-09 [BWI]
France Grèves : les cheminots reconduisent le mouvement contre la réforme des retraites 2019-12-08 [Euronews]


Georgia

Irakli Petriashvili: Let us make joint conclusions after the dialogue with the state-minded business and make amendments to the Code 2019-12-01 [GTUC]
Georgian thermal power plant workers gain wage increase after strike 2019-11-14 [IndustriALL]
Coal miners end protest over unpaid wages 2019-09-28 [IndustriALL]


Germany

Steps forward with DHL 2019-12-09 [UNI Global Union]
Workers demand job guarantees and clear strategy from thyssenkrupp 2019-12-04 [IndustriALL]
2,200 German Amazon workers go on strike at the start of Black Friday as part of long-running battle for better pay and conditions 2019-12-01 [Daily Mail]


Gibraltar

First leaders’ debate highlights policy distinctions 2019-10-02 [The Chronicle]
Budget 2019 represents significant progress for workers in Gibraltar, says Unite the union 2019-06-11 [GBC]
Unite issues manifesto to challenge insecure work 2019-02-05 [The Chronicle]


Greece

Power utility's workers union calls off strikes due to bad weather 2019-11-26 [Kathimerini]
Greek workers protest reforms intended to boost investment 2019-10-25 [The Chronicle-Herald]
Protesting workers unload garbage outside ministry 2019-10-20 [Kathimerini]


Hungary

New report: Hungary dismantles media freedom and pluralism 2019-12-04 [EFJ]
EFJ to visit Hungary with press freedom coalition this week 2019-11-26 [EFJ]
Almost 78% of the media are pro-government 2019-05-09 [EFJ]


Iceland

200 journalists strike for fair wages for the first time in 40 years 2019-11-08 [EFJ]
Former Union Organisers Speak Up About Internal Pressures, Firing Without Notice 2019-10-03 [The Grapevine]
Icelandic tax system – summary of the event 2019-09-29 [Efling]


Ireland

RTÉ freelancers unable to work in Dublin due to 'very low grade' contracts, report claims 2019-12-12 [Irish Examiner]
Limerick call centre staff could go to the gate in row over bargaining 2019-12-12 [Limerick Leader]
Ex-Lidl worker who claims he hurt his back while lifting 20kg bag of onions settles case 2019-12-11 [Irish Examiner]


Italy

Journalist Mario de Michele survived gun attack 2019-11-22 [EFJ]
Italian metalworkers strike for sustainable industry 2019-11-04 [IndustriALL]
Union fears FCA-Peugeot tie-up could hit Italian plants 2019-10-31 [Yahoo]


Latvia

Medical personnel hope for funding increase despite prime minister’s criticisms 2019-07-08 [BNN]
Teachers fail to secure more money for wages; promise to protest 2019-03-06 [BNN]
Builders Union celebrate achievements at their Congress 2018-05-29 [BWU]


Liechtenstein


Lithuania

Joint letter to Lithuanian PM: demand to guarantee the full independence of LRT 2019-01-11 [EFJ]
EFJ urges Parliament to guarantee LRT independence 2019-01-05 [EFJ]
New legislation threatens independence of public service media 2018-10-23 [UNI Global Union]


Luxembourg

Health sector workers to vote on strike 2017-06-08 [Delano]
Luxembourg appeals verdict in LuxLeaks scandal 2016-08-09 [EFJ]


Macedonia

Protesting North Macedonia cultural workers make breakthrough 2019-10-09 [al Jazeera]
New Collective Agreement is signed for forestry workers 2019-08-31 [BWI]
Towards living wages in North Macedonia 2019-03-21 [IndustriALL]


Malta

Urgent bid to European leaders to push for justice for killed Maltese journalist 2019-12-12 [IFJ]
Journalists threatened and harassed while covering protests 2019-12-04 [EFJ]
International organisations condemn further degradation of press freedom in Malta 2019-12-03 [EFJ]


Moldova

The Republic of Moldova endorses the Safe Schools Declaration 2019-04-23 [Education International]
Moldovan miners demand restoration of early retirement 2017-03-14 [IndustriALL]
Being twenty-something in Transnistria 2017-01-05 [Equal Times]


Monaco

A new trade union for trade employees created 2019-03-07 [The Tribune]


Netherlands

Over 4,000 schools close as teachers strike for a sustainable solution to funding crisis and staff shortages 2019-11-08 [Education International]
Landmark ruling sets 50% pay increase for photojournalists 2019-11-04 [EFJ]
Teachers union reverses course; Renews call for national strike on Wednesday 2019-11-03 [The Times]


Norway

Utdanningsforbundet sets path for the next 4 years 2019-11-10 [EI]
Fellesforbundet holds its 8th Quadrennial Congress 2019-10-21 [BWI]
Union win at Foodora - Historic agreement for food delivery workers 2019-10-08 [ITF]


Poland

Castorama must stop union-busting ActNOW! 2019-12-03 [UNI Global Union]
Public radio found guilty of breaking the principle of equal treatment 2019-11-13 [EFJ]
Poland’s ruling Law and Justice party aims to regulate journalists 2019-10-10 [EFJ]


Portugal

BWI visits IKEA Industry Plant in Portugal 2019-12-05 [BWI]
Stop quer fazer história com nova greve nas escolas contra a violência e o amianto 2019-11-09 [Publico]
Pressure Builds as Portuguese Fuel-Tanker Drivers Call Another Strike 2019-08-26 [South EU Summit]


Romania

German expert exchanges collective bargaining strategies with Romanian journalists 2019-11-28 [EFJ]
Govt. to increase contingent of foreign workers this year 2019-07-23 [Insider]
Union says strike averted at ADM Constanta grain silos 2019-07-16 [Canada.com]


Russia

Investigation about Ivan Golunov classified 2019-11-20 [EFJ]
Journalist Svetlana Prokopyeva wrongly charged with justifying terrorism 2019-09-27 [EFJ]
Decent Work for Forestry Workers Campaign is launched 2019-09-20 [BWI]


San Marino


Serbia

Journalists physically and verbally attacked by football fans 2019-09-13 [EFJ]
‘Justice for Marija’ – Serbia’s first #MeToo scandal highlights the weaknesses of its democracy 2019-05-28 [Equal Times]
‘Justice for Marija’ – Serbia’s first #MeToo scandal highlights the weaknesses of its democracy 2019-05-23 [Equal Times]


Slovakia

First Collective Bargaining Agreement signed at IKEA Boards factory 2019-04-22 [BWI]
IFJ and EFJ support journalists’ call for action in Ján Kuciak murder investigation 2019-04-16 [IFJ]
U.S. Steel workers declare strike alert over pay rise 2019-04-11 [The Spectator]


Slovenia

Postal workers end strike 2019-11-14 [STA]
Union Claims Up To 70% of Postal Workers Joined Strike 2019-11-12 [Total News]
Quality employment in focus of World Day for Decent Work 2019-10-07 [STA]


Spain

EFJ/IFJ back RTVE’s decision not to broadcast football Super Cup in Saudi Arabia 2019-11-28 [EFJ]
Women's football: Spain's top players on strike over pay dispute 2019-11-17 [BBC]
Political party VOX bans access to several media on election weekend 2019-11-11 [EFJ]


Sweden

Youth and gig economy workers key to growth say leaders at Swedish union congress 2019-10-08 [UNI Global Union]
BWI President Speaks at Almedalen about Migrant Workers Rights 2019-07-15 [BWI]
Women in Trades Meet to strategize on Gender Equality 2019-06-07 [BWI]


Switzerland

Why salaries in Switzerland need to rise 2019-11-15 [The Local]
Google’s attempt to shut down a unionization meeting just riled up its employees 2019-10-22 [Vox]
Les syndicats réclament de deux pour-Cent des Salaires Vue 2019-09-06 [Decotidien]


Turkey

EU-backed project organises digital and trade-union workshops in Istanbul and Bursa 2019-12-12 [IFJ]
Journalist found unconscious with brain haemorrhage 2019-12-10 [EFJ]
Press freedom in Turkey: Repression is all too real 2019-12-05 [EFJ]


Ukraine

Journalist attacked by unknown assailant 2019-12-05 [IFJ]
Nuclear workers protest in Ukraine 2019-12-05 [IndustriALL]
MTWTU hold union awareness-raising seminar for seafarers 2019-12-02 [ITF]


UK

Vote Labour today for better pay and to save our shops says Usdaw 2019-12-12 [USDAW]
Northern Ireland Teachers could strike if authorities renege on pay deal, union warns 2019-12-12 [Moose Gazette]
Argos Christmas strike off after UPS Staffordshire staff secure pay deal 2019-12-12 [Unite the union]


Vatican City

Vatican, ITF and employers join forces to fight for global justice 2019-06-18 [ITF]
ITF president takes fight for justice and equity to the Vatican 2019-03-05 [ITF]
Vatican Convenes with 300 Union Leaders to Discuss Threats to the World of Work 2018-01-12 [ITUC]
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