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LafargeHolcim Trade Union Conference - Hyeres Declaration, 19 October 2016
We, the workforce representatives of LafargeHolcim, representing workers from North America, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, gathered in Hyeres and discussed our common issues, goals and needs. We are open to social dialog with LafargeHolcim management in all areas and on all topics where workers are affected. We appreciate the willingness of the corporate management to enter into this dialog, but we need to see more serious commitments, timely solutions and finally a...


A new Europe for people, planet and prosperity for all
Below please find the link to a Common statement by 177 European and national Civil Society Organisations and Trade Unions. common statement...


Stop work-related cancer:
EFBWW welcomes draft for new Directive on carcinogens at workplaces, but sees need for improvements On May 13th, the European Commission presented a draft for a revised Directive for the protection of workers against the exposure to carcinogens and mutagens at the workplace. After a decade of standstill, this is a remarkable and important step towards better protection of workers. In Europe, every year more than 100,000 workers die because of work related cancer. One main factor...


The proposal for a revision of the Posting of Workers Directive is contradictory and excludes some posted workers from equal treatment
During recent years, the number of posted construction workers in Europe working under exploitative conditions has soared. Given that the European Commission has declared that the principle of “equal pay for equal work in the same place” should be the guiding principle for the free movement of workers in the EU, the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) has had high expectations of the announced revision of the Posting of Workers Directive (PWD). Against this...


EU Trade Unions seek assurances for the Youth Guarantee!
More investment in the future of young people is desperately needed to prevent the social time bomb of youth unemployment in the EU. With youth unemployment levels at over 22% across the EU and a shocking 53% in Spain, and with all economic forecasts suggesting that youth unemployment will remain high across Europe, it is crucial that European-level youth employment initiatives are maintained and extended.This was the message that young trade unionists conveyed to Marianne Thyssen, European...

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