Mar. 13, 2017
State of Emergency - Turkey - image from IHOP, insan hakları ortak platformu, http://www.ihop.org.tr/
Turkish government faces widespread condemnation over violation of human rights, democracy and freedom of press violations
Working with the Turkish unions, European Federations, Human rights organisations and many others the ETUC has developed a “Memorandum on the evolution of the situation regarding human and trade union rights in Turkey, after the instalment of the state of emergency”
Mar. 07, 2017
Speaking at a debate organised by the EESC’s Workers Group, marking the publication of the 17th edition of ‘Social policy in the European Union: state of play’, the General Director of the ETUI Philippe Pochet said that this new edition confirmed that Europe was beset by a series of crisis’ in 2015
Feb. 21, 2017
A delegation from the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) went to the Liberian embassy in Belgium, on Friday 17th of February, in support of the international day of action promoted by Public Services International (PSI).
Jan. 30, 2017 (January 2017) EPSU has sent a message of support to four members of the HVDSZ 2000 municipal and waste union who were sacked by their employer, FKFzrt. The four are part of a collective bargaining negotiating team and were paid by company as part of a normal arrangement but which the company now claims contravenes the law on independent unions. The union, supported by its confederation MASZSZ, has set up an online campaign backed by the Labourstart website.
Jan. 30, 2017 (January 2017) The European Trade Union Institute has launched a new online service that will monitor developments in labour markets, pension reforms and strike activities as well as changes to legislation on industrial action. The Reforms Watch information service includes country files and will be updated through regular news reports. This is also linked to existing information on collective bargaining and industrial relations.
Jan. 26, 2017
Parliamentarians from all European countries expressed their concerns with regard to the “lower significance and changing role of trade unions” which “could further increase social and economic inequalities”
Jan. 13, 2017 (January 2017) The International Trade Union Confederation is committed to support its affiliate the CNTUK confederation in the face of the courts' decision to withdraw registration of the confederation and two of its affiliates in the health and social services sector. The authorities have also taken action against the general secrerary and seized confederation documents. The ITUC had previously written to the President complaining of the government's failure to comply with ILO Convention 87 in relation to the CNTUK.
Jan. 13, 2017 (January 2017) In December forestry workers took to the streets demanding a delay in their forced transfer to the carabinieri police force. The transfer will deny them the right to strike. The government has not only gone ahead and abolished the state forestry service but has failed to respond to formal requests by hundreds of workers to be transferred to other parts of the public administration. The FP CGIL trade union is continuing to defend the workers through campaigning and legal action.
Jan. 13, 2017
(13 January 2017) The result of the negotiations between the European Union and the UK will impact on people first and foremost.