GE Netherlands protest: What do we want? Work...
31 July 2014   industriAll Europe’s Dutch affiliate, FNV Bondgenoten, informs about the closure of the GE Centre of Excellence. This 112-year-old company is being closed down for no good reason, as it is both profitable and with an excellent track record. The closure makes a mockery of GE's slogan, "Be inspired, think local." It also demonstrates GE’s narrow self-interest over the well-being of its employees. read more

Energy Regions Benelux region Affiliates' news 

Can Europe still be saved?
25 July 2014   In their publication "Can Europe still be saved?" leading representatives of the German trade unions explore the fault lines and the orientation of European austerity policy from different angles. The debate on the future of Europe cannot be limited purely to German national level and must be held Europe-wide. For this reason, an English edition of this publication has now also been launched. IndustriAll Europe is supporting the debate on a "New path for Europe" and on how "To put industry back to work". read more

Regions Central region Affiliates' news 

IndustriAll Europe firmly rejects inclusion of special privileges for investors in TTIP
22 July 2014   industriAll Europe is opposed to the inclusion of an ISDS clause (Investor-to-State Dispute Settlement mechanism) in the US and EU negotiated TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Pact), the free trade agreement ‘of the next generation’. industriAll Europe calls on the Commission to make use of the results of its stakeholder consultation to launch a public debate on international protection of investors in the WTO and the UN. This debate should not only be about investor protection but also about investor obligations. read more

Industrial Policy 

Serbian Trade Unions protest Labour Law changes
18 July 2014   IndustriAll Europe’s Serbian affiliates, GS IER Nezavisnost and SSMS, called a General Strike on Thursday 17 July 2014 in protest against the planned changes to the labour law that will, if passed in the Parliament, increase the precariousness of the workers in Serbia. The two Serbian confederations UGC Nezavisnost and SSSS have asked the Government and Parliament to withdraw the proposed changes to the Labour Law, Law on Privatisation, Law on Bankruptcy, Law on Pensions and Disability Insurance. "These laws are extremely important for workers in Serbia", said Milorad Panović, President of GS IER Nezavisnost "but..." read more

Collective Bargaining Social Dialogue Regions South Eastern region 

EU Parliament Youth Resolution is a step not a solution
18 July 2014   The European Parliament sent a welcome, yet smokeless signal by adopting a resolution on Youth Employment during its last session before the summer break. The ETUFs welcome the Parliament’s call to swiftly implement the European Youth Guarantee and increase the funds allocated to this important initiative, as well as the request to extend the programme to all young people under 30 years of age. The six sectoral European Trade Union Federations (ETUFs), uniting over 30 million workers and organisers through the “Enough of their crisis – back to our future” campaign, appreciate the fact that the newly elected European Parliament has dedicated itself to addressing youth employment as a matter of utmost urgency. read more

Youth Network 

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