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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...


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...


Today, YOL-IŞ, the Turkish Union of Road Construction and Building Workers, together with hundreds of subcontracted workers will march to Ankara Courthouse to file a criminal complaint against the ministries of Transport, Finance and public works. Reason for this action being that the decision of the Supreme Court, stipulating that the workers of the General Directorate of Turkish Highways are to be considered as direct employees from the first day of their employment, still has not been...


FIEC/EFBWW Press Release Initiatives for youth employment 12.01.2015
The EU sectoral social partners of the construction industry, FIEC and EFBWW launch a joint website FIEC (European Construction Industry Federation) and the EFBWW (European Federation of Building and Wood Workers), the EU sectoral social partners for the construction industry, have launched a joint website presenting national initiatives for youth employment. The website is accessible at the following link: ...


Belgian Trade Unions campaign in front of Dutch building group BAM’s headquarters
On Friday December 5th, 50 Belgian workers of the BAM group campaign in front of BAM’s headquarters in Bunnik (Netherlands), to ask for more information about the announced European restructuring of the group and to demand consultation on a European level.Early October, the workers learned from the press that the Dutch building group BAM is planning an important restructuring. Over 700 jobs are at stake, mostly in the Netherlands. In Belgium, several subsidiaries will have to merge into...
29:Management Committee
5:Social Dialogue Construction WP Employment
12-13:EWC coordinators meeting : MCG
18:Executive Committee
18:Social Dialogue Wood Plenary meeting
19:Social Dialogue Furniture Plenary Meeting
10:Annual Safety and Health Experts meeting

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