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(27/5/2015)

CONFRONTING EUROPE’S ASBESTOS DISASTER
On 24 June, 2015, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions are hosting a joint conference on asbestos under the title: Freeing Europe Safely From Asbestos. The European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) are supporting the event together with the Belgian Asbestos Victims’ Group (ABEVA), and the International Ban Asbestos Secretariat (IBAS). The objective of this all day session is to reinforce demands by EU politicians, trade...

(5/5/2015)

EFBWW demands that European Union takes its responsibility to prevent further tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea
The European Union needs to take its responsibility to prevent further tragedies in the Mediterranean Sea with refugees coming from northern Africa, and to put in place a fair system of asylum procedures within the EU During 2015, the refugee situation in the Mediterranean Sea has taken catastrophic dimensions. More than 10 000 ship landings have taken place, and more than 1750 refugees have lost their lives. This is a human tragedy of immense dimensions, where unscrupulous traffickers...

(21/4/2015)

EFBWW and FIEC present their views against social fraud to Commissioner Thyssen
The European sectoral Social Partners of the construction industry met Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, responsible for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility, in order to present some joint proposals against social fraud, in particular in the cross-border provision of services.«The financial and economic crisis significantly increased the...

(18/3/2015)

Judgment in the Court of Judgment of the European Union (CJEU) gives right to restrict temporary agency work
The CJEU has pronounced a judgment concerning a request from a Finnish court for a preliminary ruling in the case where the Finnish transport sector trade union AKT ry has brought an action against Shell Aviation for infringing a collective agreement in Finland. The collective agreement stipulates that user undertakings must restrict the use of temporary agency workers to work peaks or other tasks restricted in time or in nature, which cannot be given to workers of their user company due to...

(18/2/2015)

Posted workers’ rights restored in a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union
On 12 February 2015 the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered a landmark preliminary ruling related to the posting of workers. The case deals with Polish workers posted to Finland and concerns pay claims which relate to the minimum wage. The Finnish Electricians’ Union (Sähköalojen ammattiliitto) requested the CJEU for a preliminary ruling regarding a dispute with a Polish firm Elektrobudowa Spólka Akcyjna on compensation claims for posted Polish Electricians...
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