Massive support for Bulgarian pay demo

Some 10,000 Bulgarian workers flooded the streets of Sofia on 27 October demanding decent incomes and workers’ rights. Members of the Confederation of Independent Trade Unions (CITUB) from all ...

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Croatian unions ready to act for better pay

Trade union activists from all over Croatia, belonging to the ETUC-affiliated SSSH/UATUC, met in Zagreb on 24 October to agree future action to make higher wages a reality. The meeting focused on ...

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Swiss building workers demand fair payment

Close to 5,500 angry construction workers took to the streets on Saturday 21 October in Switzerland to demand a 150 francs-a-month wage increase. Employers have refused to agree a general pay ...

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In-work poverty: a growing social problem

The ETUC’s #ourpayrise campaign is highlighting the unacceptably low wages being imposed on workers across Europe, since the economic crisis took hold in 2008. A newly published study by ...

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Dutch FNV Pay Rise campaign online

The ETUC’s Dutch affiliate FNV has set up a new website page to highlight the campaign for higher wages. As Europe recovers from the crisis, companies and shareholders are benefitting from ...

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World Day of Decent Work

By Esther Lynch, ETUC Confederal Secretary On October 7 every year, trade unions on every continent mark World Day for Decent Work. Decent work needs to be at the top of everyone’s agenda – ...

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