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French soldiers have the right to form and join a union, says the European Court of human rights

(Press Communication – 29 October 2014) The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently ruled that the blanket ban on trade unions in the French army violates article 11 of the European convention on human rights that protects the right to freedom of assembly and association, including the right to form trade unions. The European ruling confirms that whilst certain restrictions can apply to military personnel, in terms of expression and action, a blanket ban on trade union membership (...)

EPSU defence network statement "Trade union rights for a secure defence sector"

(December 2013) EPSU has established a network of public defence workers, including both civilians and soldiers, to defend their interests and promote a public defence service within its broader central government sector. In many countries the application of European social standards in public defence differs from the general rule that results in soldiers being denied or prevented from exercising their trade union rights. As the European Council will discuss on 19-20 December 2013, the (...)

EPSU/Belgian affiliates defence sector network meeting

EPSU/Belgian affiliates defence sector network meeting 16 May 2013, Brussels, CGSP, Brussels Dear Colleagues, We are pleased to invite you to the next meeting of the EPSU defence network on 16 May. The meeting is jointly organised with EPSU’s Belgian affiliates, CGSP, CSC-Services Publics and SLFP-defence. It will take place in Brussels, at the offices of CGSP, place Fontainas 9-11, Metro Anneessens (near Gare du Midi), see map below. It will start at 9:00 and end no later than 16:30 (...)

EPSU/Belgian affiliates defense sector network meeting

EPSU/Belgian affiliates defense sector network meeting
6 December 2011, Brussels, CSC- Services Publics

First Meeting of the Union Representatives of US Military Bases Local Workers in Europe

First Meeting of the Union Representatives of US Military Bases Local Workers in Europe
3 February 2011


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