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.
Dec. 21, 2016
EU Domestic Advisory Group (DAG) calls on European Commission to open labour consultations on trade union rights pursuant to the EU-Korea FTA
(21 December) In a new turn of events, the EU’s Domestic Advisory Groups (DAG) composed of social partners and civil society representatives has recommended that the European Co
Dec. 16, 2016
EPSU General Secretary Jan Willem Goudriaan today strongly urged all unions and members to sign up to Social Rights First www.socialrightsfirst.eu : by doing this, in a single click, the ETUC reply will be sent directly to the Commission.