Unions mobilise against labour code changes

(10 September 2015) EPSU affiliates in Lithuania will be joining other trade unions today in a major protest against proposed changes to the labour code. Under the banner "No to slavery at work", trade unions will be raising their voices against radical reforms that will undermine many basic employment and trade union rights.

If implemented the changes will mean more precarious working conditions, pressure to work longer hours and worsening provision for working parents. The consequences are likely to involve lower pay, greater health and safety risks and increased gender inequality.

EPSU sends its solidarity greetings to the Lithuanian unions taking part into today's protest and has sent letters of protest to the President, Prime Minister and Speaker of the Parliament.

Information on the labour code changes and the union protest can be read here

For EPSU solidarity message:

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