Congratulations Stefan!
15 September 2014   Stefan Löfven, a welder by training, former President of our Swedish affiliated organisation IF Metall and leader of the Swedish Social Democratic Party won (31.2%) the Swedish Parliamentary elections yesterday with a clear lead over his political competitors that all suffered significant losses. IndustriAll Europe warmly congratulates Stefan and wishes him every success in the challenging negotiations to form a new Swedish government that will lead to a change in direction in Sweden. read more

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Juncker Commission needs to deliver on investment
11 September 2014   IndustriAll Europe welcomes the new Commission announced yesterday and urges President Jean-Claude Juncker to make good on his plan to raise an additional 300 billion euros for investment in order to combat unemployment and economic stagnation throughout Europe. Specific attention will have to be given to strengthening Europe’s industry and its workforce in this context, as it is the backbone of Europe’s economic potency. read more

industriAll Europe welcomes the new European Commission
11 September 2014   IndustriAll European Trade Union welcomes the new Commission and would like to wish the new President Jean-Claude Juncker every success, as well as a fruitful future collaboration with the Trade Unions. The creation of new jobs, more investment and a social dimension within Europe should be set at the very top of the agenda of the Juncker Commission. read more

Automotive: tough times on the assembly lines
11 September 2014   The automotive sector has been strongly affected by the fallout from the financial crisis on the real economy and the subsequent introduction of far-reaching austerity measures across most EU countries. A return to the sales levels of 2007 is not expected in the near future. The only good news is that, thanks to strong exports to the newly industrialised countries, the sector has been able to contain the fall in production figures: whereas sales have declined by 3.7 million, production has fallen by ‘just’ 2.5 million to 14.3 million. read more


Turkey: Stop Violation of Workers’ Rights
01 September 2014   The difference between theory and practice: continuous violations in Turkey of the ILO Conventions concerning ‘Freedom of association and Protection of the Right to organise’ . Although Turkish trade union law prohibits anti-union discrimination and stipulates reinstatement or compensation for unfairly dismissed workers, practice shows that both employers and the state discriminate and dismiss workers. read more

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