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The teachers' trade union (LCH) has called for a salary scale with regular increases to be enshri... [more]

The teachers' trade union (LCH) has called for a salary scale with regular increases to be enshrined in law. The union argues that the lack of wage guarantees could deter the brightest workers from the profession, and said kindergartens and primary schools - where pay is particularly low - were already suffering from staff shortages. A union survey made clear that an overwhelming majority of teachers rated the salary situation as bad or unsatisfactory. In real terms, teachers' pay has increased by 10.8 percent over the past 25 years.
English: https://www.thelocal.ch/20170627/swiss-teachers-call-for-higher-wages
Wage development report (in German): https://www.lch.ch/fileadmin/files/documents/Medienmitteilungen

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Workers at a Fiat plant in the town of Kragujevac are staging a work stoppage while remaining in ... [more]

Workers at a Fiat plant in the town of Kragujevac are staging a work stoppage while remaining in their workplaces. Two one-hour warning strikes were held. Workers demanded an increase in the base wage from RSD 38,000 to 45,000 (approximately 315 to 370 euro), a reorganisation of production or hiring of new workers to reduce the load on workers who are now performing several operations or, in addition to their own, doing the work of others who are on sick or maternity leave.
English: http://www.b92.net/eng/news/business

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Metro drivers in Madrid started a five-day strike to coincide with the World Pride festival takin... [more]

Metro drivers in Madrid started a five-day strike to coincide with the World Pride festival taking place in the capital. The workers are obliged under labour laws to provide at least 'minimum services', and in the case of the underground train network, this means two-thirds of connections will be running. Drivers are demanding changes to their working hours and practices, including finishing their shifts at the same station where they start. They are asking for 14 extra free days.
English: http://www.thinkspain.com/news-spain/29214/madrid-metro-drivers
https://www.thelocal.es/20160610/madrid-metro-workers-call-8-days-of-strikes-in-june

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In an ESPN Flash report the policy to develop the public works scheme that has been significantly... [more]

In an ESPN Flash report the policy to develop the public works scheme that has been significantly extended since 2010 into the most important employment programme is criticised. The massive extension of public works has taken place at the expense of other, more efficient active labour market policies (ALMPs) such as training and mentoring. The scheme has been criticised for its low efficiency in reintegrating people into the primary labour market, its poor targeting (involving not only those in the most disadvantaged positions, from disadvantaged regions), and for the fact that it absorbs funds from other more efficient labour market tools and provides a lower income than the minimum wage.
English: https://www.google.de/url ..

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Sixteen months after 8 trade unionists were acquitted of criminal charges for having taken part i... [more]

Sixteen months after 8 trade unionists were acquitted of criminal charges for having taken part in the 2010 general strike against austerity, two union representatives face prison terms of up to 7 years for their participation in the general strike of 2012. On July 7, UGT shop stewards Rubén Ranz and José Manuel Nogales will be tried under Article 315.3 of the criminal code, a legislative vestige of the Franco era which the government has revived. Trade unions UGT and CC.OO have started a campaign to defend the right to strike.
English: http://www.iuf.org/w/?q=node/5608

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The head of the Icelandic Airline Pilots’ Association states that Icelandair's decision to lay of... [more]

The head of the Icelandic Airline Pilots’ Association states that Icelandair's decision to lay off 115 pilots this fall does not bode well for wage negotiations. The pilots’ contracts will expire in September. Icelandair has laid off at least 115 pilots and had also notified 70 captains that they would be demoted to pilots next winter, due to seasonal fluctuations in demand. Around 520 pilots work for Icelandair. Competing domestic airline carrier WOW Air, has expressed a willingness to hire the pilots who recently received letters of termination from Icelandair. The Pilots’ Association lamented Icelandair’s poor human resources policy and claimed that the move is all about saving money. It will certainly not positively influence the bargaining talks.
English: http://icelandreview.com/news/2017/06/26/icelandair-laying-115-pilots

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A strike picket line has been organised at the Segal factory in Flémalle. Segal is a sister manuf... [more]

A strike picket line has been organised at the Segal factory in Flémalle. Segal is a sister manufacturer to Eurogal, the galvanising line of Arcelor Mittal, owned by Tata Steel. Workers at the company, which produces some 600,000 tonnes of galvanised steel annually are demanding a wage increase. This follows a reorganisation of the work structure as a result of an investment of twenty million euros, to increase the production line by 30,000 tonnes. Trade unions said that discussions were scheduled to resume with the management to finding a solution which both parties agree on.
English: http://www.brusselstimes.com/belgium/8576/flemalle-segal-staff-on-strike

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The airport operator ANA has warned that security controls are expected to be slower because of s... [more]

The airport operator ANA has warned that security controls are expected to be slower because of striking workers. Workers from the security companies Prosegur and Securitas who ensure the security checks are striking. The aviation and airports trade union (SITAVA) demands collective bargaining, a career with dignity and the improvement of working conditions. As a result of exponential passenger growth, the safety has decreased and workers don’t have a decent share of the increased profit.
English: http://theportugalnews.com/news/airport-security-workers-threaten

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The website Social Europe has paid attention to inequality in Europe. In an inequality report of ... [more]

The website Social Europe has paid attention to inequality in Europe. In an inequality report of the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, the authors illustrate their work with tables and data. Income inequality in the European Union has barely changed for a number of years. Neither improvements like those before 2009 nor a substantial worsening have been observed. However, this applies only to relative inequality, which indicates the income of richer people, regions and countries as a multiple of that of poorer ones. If one looks at the absolute differences between the highest and the lowest incomes, however, an alarming increase in inequality is to be observed in Europe. In the fifth episode of Social Europe Talk from the European Parliament in Brussels the panellists discuss inequality in Europe.
English: http://library.fes.de/pdf-files
Social talk: https://www.socialeurope.eu/2017/06/inequality-europe

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The First Hall of the Civil Courts, in its constitutional jurisdiction, said in a landmark verdic... [more]

The First Hall of the Civil Courts, in its constitutional jurisdiction, said in a landmark verdict that the legislation concerning workers handling asbestos was not sufficient to protect workers and as a result was a breach to their right to life. The case was initiated by a widow whose husband worked as a fitter at the Malta Drydocks and he together with his colleagues was exposed to asbestos for many years. Workers became aware of the danger of asbestos without the support of their employer and the legislation was not strong enough to protect them. There was sufficient evidence that asbestos was dangerous from 1960, but in Malta the authorities took action in the 1990s. The court ordered that the family be given €9,000 in compensation.
English: http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/business/law_report/78220/legislation_failed

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