The right to strike - country factsheets

The right to strike varies considerably across Europe, often with specific rules and restrictions imposed on public service workers. The European Trade Union Institute has produced 35 country factsheets that explain the latest legal situation. EPSU has also begun to add countries outside the European Union and candidate countries and a total of 48 countries are now covered.

Each factsheet sets out the main legal basis for the right to strike, indicating which international standards the country has signed up to. It then runs through the main rules covering:

  • who has the right to call a strike,
  • definition of a strike,
  • who may participate in a strike,
  • procedural requirements, and
  • legal consequences of participating in a strike.

The factsheet then looks at the case law of international and European bodies, including in particular the International Labour Organisation and Council of Europe.

  1. Albania updated 2021

  2. Armenia published 2020

  3. Austria updated 2021

  4. Azerbaijan published 2020

  5. Belgium updated 2021

  6. Bosnia & Hercegovina

  7. Bulgaria updated 2021

  8. Croatia updated 2021

  9. Cyprus updated 2021

  10. Czech Republic updated 2021

  11. Denmark updated 2021

  12. Estonia updated 2021

  13. Finland updated 2021

  14. France

  15. Georgia published 2020

  16. Germany updated 2021

  17. Greece updated 2021

  18. Hungary

  19. Iceland

  20. Ireland updated 2021

  21. Italy

  22. Kazakhstan published 2021

  23. Kosovo

  24. Kyrgyzstan published 2021

  25. Latvia updated 2021

  26. Lithuania updated 2021

  27. Luxembourg

  28. Malta

  29. Moldova published 2020

  30. Montenegro

  31. Netherlands updated 2021

  32. Northern Macedonia

  33. Norway

  34. Poland

  35. Portugal

  36. Romania

  37. Russia published 2020

  38. Serbia

  39. Slovakia

  40. Slovenia

  41. Spain

  42. Sweden

  43. Switzerland published 2021

  44. Tajikistan published 2021

  45. Turkey

  46. Ukraine published 2020

  47. UK updated 2021

  48. Uzbekistan published 2021

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