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EFBWW welcomes the proposal to set up a European Labour Authority
On 13th March 2018, the European Commission proposed the creation of a European Labour Authority. This new Agency should ensure that cross-border labour mobility is fair. The Agency will have a range of tasks: (1) facilitating the access to information on the rights and obligations for workers and employers; (2) fostering a cooperation between Member States on labour mobility cases (3) coordinating concerted and joint inspections across the border(4) making analytical and...


Unions worldwide demand LafargeHolcim honours its commitment for a global agreement
73 union leaders from 39 countries addressed a joint letter to CEO, Jan Jenisch, demanding the company honour its commitment and sign a global framework agreement. In their letter , leaders of unions representing workers at LafargeHolcim reminded the company’s leadership of a signed memorandum of understanding in July 2017 with IndustriALL Global Union and Building and Wood Workers’ International, in which the company firmly committed to...


Unions outraged over LafargeHolcim’s sudden U – Turn on global commitments
Global and national unions representing LafargeHolcim workers worldwide express their outrage over the company’s unilateral decision to back down from its signature of a global framework agreement designed to build positive industrial relations throughout the company.The company gave no reason for its radical reversal from the commitment to sign a global framework agreement, which was announced and approved...


Joint EFBWW-FIEC Presidium meeting (Paris)
On 7 November, the EFBWW, FIEC and AEIP signed a long term cooperation agreement. With this agreement, the three partners underline the importance of sectoral industrial relations in the construction industry at EU, national, regional and company level. The agreement also confirms the willingness and commitment of all parties to continue promoting and strengthening industrial relations at EU and...


EFBWW President re-elected as vice-President of the German construction trade union IG BAU.
The EFBWW congratulates its President Dietmar Schäfers, with his re-election as vice-President of IG BAU. An overwhelming majority of the IG BAU Congress reconfirmed his mandate. As principal collective bargaining negotiator he will have the difficult task to steer his trade union and to reach a collective agreement for thousands of German and foreign construction workers. Despite the improving economic situation in the German...
26:Social Dialogue Wood-Furniture - WP VET and S&H
27:Standing Committee Wood, Furniture, Forestry
10:Social Dialogue Construction WP Safety and Health
11:Safety and Health Coordination Group
25:Standing Committee Building

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