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According to data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the rate of wage increase in 2016 (5.0... [more]

According to data of the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB), the rate of wage increase in 2016 (5.0%) was the slowest in the last three years. At the end of the year, in the fourth quarter, the gross wage grew 5.9%, year-on-year to a level of an average monthly wage of 859 euro. Slowdown in the rise in remuneration in 2016 was expected, for economic growth slowed down. For 2017, wage growth could remain similar. However, a faster growth in wages has been approved in the budget in some areas of the public sector. The highest wages are paid in the finance sector, the lowest in hospitality services.
English: http://www.csb.gov.lv/en/notikumi/wage-and-salary-increase-slowed-down ...

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Trade union CGT is mobilising its members in several parts of company segments of Air France for ... [more]

Trade union CGT is mobilising its members in several parts of company segments of Air France for a strike. The union’s main argument is the ‘scandalous’ pay rise for the leadership of the company (at first it looked like a 67% increase). The company has rectified earlier statements about the increase during a works council meeting and stated that the total amount is 4 million euro shared by 14 managers. The CGT reminds the management of the efforts made by the workforce to keep the company healthy (with wages freezes, shorter holidays, new employment patterns).
French: http://www.lemonde.fr/entreprises/article/2017/02/28/plusieurs-syndicats ...
http://www.lefigaro.fr/flash-eco ...
Union communiqué (in French): http://www.cgtairfrance.com

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Trade unions NBRU (National Bus and Rail Union) and SIPTU have announced that they will commence ... [more]

Trade unions NBRU (National Bus and Rail Union) and SIPTU have announced that they will commence an all-out strike at Bus Éireann, after management announced cost-cutting measures will be imposed. The company has done this without going back to the Workplace Relations Commission. Bus Éireann management has told staff that the company has no option but to implement changes to work practices from 6 March that will result in ‘immediate cost savings’. They have also warned that there will be redundancies and impact on pay - but says the moves are necessary to save the company.
English: http://www.rte.ie/news ...
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/thousands-to-be-hit ...

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Trade union Mandate which represents staff employed by the retail giant Tesco called off its stri... [more]

Trade union Mandate which represents staff employed by the retail giant Tesco called off its strike action as Tesco agreed to put contract changes on hold to allow a new round of Labour Court talks take place. Sales across Tesco’s network fall significantly after picket lines were placed outside a small number of its shops. The dispute centred around proposed contract changes to about 250 long-serving staff. The union claimed the changes would result in the wages of staff recruited before 1996 falling by more than 15 per cent. After the two sides took part in talks under the auspices of the Labour Court they came to an agreement that involved Mandate immediately suspending all industrial action and Tesco issuing a statement in which it confirmed it would not make any changes to the pre-1996 terms and conditions while the talks are ongoing.
English: http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/tesco-strikes-suspended ...
http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/tesco-strike-sales-down ...

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The troubled steel group ILVA is close to a deal that could lead to 3300 lay-offs at two plants, ... [more]

The troubled steel group ILVA is close to a deal that could lead to 3300 lay-offs at two plants, including the Taranto plant in Puglia. The Taranto plant is undergoing a clean-up after it became clear that there are serious cancer risks for the surrounding localities. If it come to a deal the dismissals will be substantially lower than announced before. The management initially requested 5500 lay-offs.
English: http://www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/234645/ilva-set-for-deal ...

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Trade union JHL is calling for a separate wage increase for public sector jobs dominated by women... [more]

Trade union JHL is calling for a separate wage increase for public sector jobs dominated by women – on top of general wage hikes. The 225,000-member organisation says the two-fold pay hike is needed to help women working in low-wage jobs pull even with their male counterparts. JHL says that there has been no progress on wage equality. It has defended its proposal for an additional wage hike for women, noting that a tri-partite agreement involving the government as well as employer and employee groups ensures equal salaries for men and women, and that public salaries are being effectively cut by a decision to reduce holiday pay as part of the competitiveness deal.
English: http://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/union_calls_for_extra_wage_increase ...

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The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) has suggested that the country’... [more]

The Confederation of Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) has suggested that the country’s president could help in the renewal of the dialogue between the employer organisations and the trade unions, after a meeting with the head of State. Earlier this month President Radev met with representatives of the Podkrepa Labour Confederation as well. At many sectoral levels the dialogue proceeds smoothly, collective agreements are being signed and there is partnership. CITUB recalled that the stagnation in the employer-unionist relations in the tripartite dialogue was prompted by controversies regarding the minimum working wage and the minimum social security thresholds.
English: http://www.bta.bg/en ...

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Transport trade unions are putting pressure on IKEA to take responsibility for exploitation in it... [more]

Transport trade unions are putting pressure on IKEA to take responsibility for exploitation in its European road transport supply chain. Drivers in IKEA’s contracting chain are working on the road for weeks and months on end, earning inferior wages, living out of their trucks and subject to the abuse of social, labour and safety rules. Actions by members of German trade union ver.di and the Swedish Transport Workers union came as another transport union, Dutch FNV, scored a victory in the courts against a transport company used by IKEA. The District Court of the Northern Netherlands exposed an IKEA contractor that uses foreign truck drivers from affiliated companies to cut costs. The Court found that the arrangement was set up to evade the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement, with drivers paid a basic wage eight times lower than that set in the agreement.
English: http://www.itfglobal.org/en/news-events ...

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The metro machinists' trade union in Madrid is organising a strike, which will be extended in dif... [more]

The metro machinists' trade union in Madrid is organising a strike, which will be extended in different sections, with plans to continue with this action from March indefinitely. The drivers ensure that they do not want more holidays or higher wages, but a professional homologation with the train drivers. The metro company representatives fear that this dispute is related to an incident in December 2016, when a driver was dismissed after asking the passengers to leave the convoy because his working day has ended.
Spanish: http://www.abc.es/espana/madrid/abci-usuarios-metro-atrapados-huelga-sorpresa ...

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Last year the ING Bank announced a major restructuring with an estimated loss of 1700 jobs (see t... [more]

Last year the ING Bank announced a major restructuring with an estimated loss of 1700 jobs (see the CBN-Archive). After several rounds of negotiations, the trade unions and the ING management reached an oral agreement about a maximum of 890 redundancies, instead of the 1,700 previously announced. The agreement includes a goal of 400 redundancies. There will be between 400 and 890 redundancies. The main element of the agreement is an anticipated retirement plan for employees aged over 55 who have been at the company for more than 10 years. The bank will also keep the equivalent of 200 more full-time commercial employees than previously planned, by keeping open 20 extra branches (154 branches out of 650).
English: http://www.brusselstimes.com/business/7589/ing-a-maximum-of-890-redundancies ...

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