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Trade unions Vida and GPA-djp organised company meetings for nursing, health and social workers t... [more]

Trade unions Vida and GPA-djp organised company meetings for nursing, health and social workers to inform employees about the ongoing negotiations on the 35-hour week with full salary and staff compensation. The latest round of negotiations took place at the end of January 2020.

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The teaching staff of a private international school in Merl will work to rule for three days. Ac... [more]

The teaching staff of a private international school in Merl will work to rule for three days. According to the Christian trade union LCGB (Lëtzebuerger Chrëschtleche Gewerkschafts-Bond), the protest is necessary because negotiations for a new collective agreement have so far failed. The issue at stake is a salary increase for around 270 employees.

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More people applied for work permits in Sweden in 2019 than the year before, a continuation of an... [more]

More people applied for work permits in Sweden in 2019 than the year before, a continuation of an upward trend. 59,307 applications for Swedish work permits were submitted, according to new figures by the Swedish Migration Agency. The majority of applications where a decision was reached were approved, with a huge 42,095 work permits granted.

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For the first time, the trade union and employers’ organisation in the insulation industry have a... [more]

For the first time, the trade union and employers’ organisation in the insulation industry have agreed on a binding minimum wage for apprentices. The agreement came into force on 1 January 2020. It not only benefits learners but also around 2,000 insulation plumbers. Apprentices at the beginning of their apprenticeship will receive a minimum wage of 1,000 francs (€932,40) per month.

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On the National Day of Hungarian Culture, the Trade Union of Public Cultural and Public Collectio... [more]

On the National Day of Hungarian Culture, the Trade Union of Public Cultural and Public Collections Employees, KKDSZ, held a demonstration to protest against the low level of pay across the culture sector and the lack of any pay increase for their members for over 10 years. In a petition KKDSZ demands immediate wage negotiation between union representatives and the government, as well as a pay increase.

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Workers in Sweden enjoy relatively generous rights, especially when it comes to holidays. Most em... [more]

Workers in Sweden enjoy relatively generous rights, especially when it comes to holidays. Most employees of Swedish companies receive an extra so-called “holiday supplement” or “holiday salary” when they take their annual leave. Workplaces in Sweden must offer employees a minimum of 25 days’ paid annual leave, while many companies offer more, particularly for long-term employees.

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Strike action by over 2,000 workers in Turkey has paid off as union Birleşik Metal İş won a major... [more]

Strike action by over 2,000 workers in Turkey has paid off as union Birleşik Metal İş won a major victory in securing a better deal for metalworkers. Some 2,200 workers at three companies and 13 plants across Turkey began strike action on 20 January. A breakthrough came following talks on 23 January between union representatives and management. The companies finally increased their offer and reached an agreement that will increase workers’ wages, social benefits and overtime pay, as well as provide other benefits.

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Police officers are planning a four-hour token strike on 3 February over the government’s failure... [more]

Police officers are planning a four-hour token strike on 3 February over the government’s failure to implement commitments made in the December 2018 agreement that had ended a protracted strike. The strike was announced by the Trade Union of Police Officers (SPS), one of the two unions in the force, which also invited the second union, the Police Trade Union of Slovenia (PSS), to join. The union claims that agreed pay raises and promotions have not been fully implemented.

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The Nordic Gender Effect at Work is one of the Nordic prime ministers’ most important projects fo... [more]

The Nordic Gender Effect at Work is one of the Nordic prime ministers’ most important projects for the advancement of gender equality. Gender equality politics have brought increased employment, improved family life and economic growth in the Nordic region. In Iceland, fathers take roughly 30% of the total available leave. Longer periods of leave mean they rely less on the mothers for help, and identify to a lesser degree with traditional male stereotypes.

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The trade union IG BAU announced that a new wage agreement with construction employers was reache... [more]

The trade union IG BAU announced that a new wage agreement with construction employers was reached which will increase minimum wages in the sector. The minimum wages for unskilled construction workers will increase by €0.35 to €12.55 per hour. The so-called second minimum wage (for skilled workers) will increase by €0.20 to €15.40 per hour in West Germany and to €15.25 in Berlin. The new minimum wage rates will apply from 1 April 2020.

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