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PRESS RELEASE: Formal complaint to the European Commission against Slovenia for the granting of 'illegal state aid' to companies that temporarily post workers abroad and for the disruption of the European internal market
Today (1 February 2019), the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) submitted a request to the European Commission against Slovenia for granting illegal state aid to their companies when they post workers abroad. The request was submitted to European Commissioners Vestager and Bieńkowska, who are responsible for fair competition between companies and the internal market. Slovenia has organised its national legislation in such a way that companies that temporarily post...


EFBWW signed first voluntary European agreement with Employer organization
In Lisbon, on 30th November 2018, the EFBWW and EPF (European Panel Federation) signed an agreement on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to Formaldehyde. The agreement is the result of negotiations which started between the two organisations in the framework of a joint project on “Perspectives and Challenges of the European Woodworking Industries in Europe”, coordinated by CEI-Bois (the European social partner organisation for the woodworking sectors). The...


The European social partners of the construction industry ask the Latvian Parliament to support the national collective agreement for the construction industry
The Latvian social partners of the construction industry (the Latvian Building sector trade union and the “Partnership of Latvian Construction Entrepreneurs”) have demonstrated a great sense of responsibility to improve the competiveness and the sustainability of the Latvian construction industry, by signing on 10th of May a first sectoral collective agreement, which improves the living standards of all Latvian construction workers.Clear evidence has demonstrated that countries in...


LafargeHolcim, STOP precarious work, respect workers’ lives!
Since its creation LafargeHolcim has been killing workers. The fatality rate has jumped up instead of dropping although the company invests a lot of money in safety measures implemented top-down. Outsourcing and subcontracting of core labour is one of the major reasons for this. LafargeHolcim relies heavily in many of their operations on outsourced labour, one of the numerous ways for employers to escape their responsibilities to their workers. The share of outsourced and third party workers...


BWI and EFBWW Statement Regarding the Labour Crisis at the New Istanbul Airport
The BWI and EFBWW (European Federation of Building and Wood Workers) condemn the recent attacks against construction workers who have been struggling for their fundamental labour and human rights at the construction site of the New Istanbul Airport. Based on the information provided by YOL-IS, currently there are more than 26,000 working at the site of the Istanbul New Airport and of this, close to 22,000 are subcontract workers employed by 281 companies. The main contractor is Airport...
25:Standing Committee Wood, Furniture, Forestry
26:Social Dialogue Construction WP Employment
6:Safety and Health Co-ordination Group
19:Social Dialogue Wood-Furniture - WP VET & S&H
9:Social Dialogue Construction WP Youth et Vocational Training
6:Standing Committee Building
14:Social Dialogue Wood Plenary meeting
14-15:EFBWW EWC Coordinators group
15:Social Dialogue Furniture Plenary Meeting

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