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Employers and workers jointly criticise fundamentally flawed proposals for a European services e-card
Today, the European social partners of the cleaning, insurance and construction sectors jointly express their fundamental concerns about the legislative proposals on the European services e-card. They strongly question their real added-value to strengthen the European Single market. The signatories confirm their support for fair competition in a well-functioning Single Market and for the freedom to provide services across the EU. But against this backdrop, they have serious...


Global unions advocate a strong dialogue with LafargeHolcim
IndustriALL Global Union and sister organization Building and Wood Workers International (BWI) attended the annual shareholders meeting of LafargeHolcim on 3 May 2017, demanding tangible progress in negotiations of the Global Framework Agreement (GFA).Some 40 activists from Italy, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France, as well as IndustriALL and BWI officials gathered in front of the entrance to the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland to meet LafargeHolcim shareholders and make...


European Works Council Agreement signed with LafargeHolcim
Today, the LafargeHolcim SNB members - together with the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) and the EWC coordinators Tom Deleu, Belgium, Jean-Michel Gillet, France, and Rolf Beyeler, Switzerland – signed a new European Works Council agreement with LafargeHolcim, giving European workers a right to information and consultation on transnational matters, and establishing a framework for social dialogue between management and workers.Sam Hägglund, General Secretary of the...


Proposed European services e-card:
European social partners of the construction industry strongly reject the European Commission’s attitude and proposal After the publication of the “Services package” by the European Commission on 10/1/2017, the European social partners of the construction (FIEC and EFBWW) carefully assessed the proposed services e-card and remain opposed to the proposal. They are extremely worried on the content, the procedure and its effective added value in the construction industry....


Will an “EU Services Card” (previously known as ‘Services Passport’) be included in an ‘Internal Market Package’, due to be unveiled by the European Commission next week? The idea is supposed to make it easier for businesses to provide services across borders, but is opposed by trade unions and employers. Trade unions say it - is a support programme for undeclared work, letter box companies and social dumping, avoiding labour standards, fair pay and collective...
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