Apr. 12, 2019
With all the countries of South East Europe being members of the Energy Community, the impact of European Union energy policies is felt beyond the borders of the EU.
Apr. 04, 2019
An old agreement between the ECB (acting for the European System of Central Banks) and the unions was updated, 3 April.
Mar. 27, 2019 At its meeting on 21 March, the central committee of the Nuclear Energy and Industry Workers’ Union (NEIWUU) protested about restructuring being carried out in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, where the authority responsible for the zone was taking decisions without consulting the union. The NEIWUU expressed concern about violations of social obligations that are stipulated by the sectoral agreement. The union also gave examples of staff relocations where it had to remind the authority that it had to consult with the union as required by the Labour Code. This was the sixth reform applied to workers in the zone and the NEIWUU says the authority has repeatedly ignored the union. The NEIWUU is also worried about commitments to increase wages and how this will be funded, with concerns that jobs will be cut if no additional funding is secured.
Mar. 21, 2019
Tripartite Social Summit on eve of the European Council – More investment needed in public services say unions
Speaking on public services the lack of investment was highlighted by the ETUC delegation. This results in staff shortages, in lack of infrastructure.
Feb. 08, 2019
On 7 February, the European Parliament, European Commission and European Council (national governments) reached an agreement on the proposed Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directive.
Jan. 16, 2019
Trade union and employer delegations meet High Level Group on Digitalisation – Invest in social dialogue, training, skills, infrastructure
The European Commission established a High Level expert Group to advise it on the impact of digital transformation on EU labour markets in May 2018.