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European Works Councils
Safety and Health
Safety and Health Asbestos Campaign
Wood, Furniture and Forestry
LAFARGEHOLCIM Global Day of Action
LafargeHolcim has committed to provide “safe, healthy and inclusive workplaces”. The company announced health and safety as “a critical success factor” for their operational performance, which workers and trade unions appreciate. But, more than 300 people have died over the last four years doing work for Lafarge and Holcim. Almost 90 per cent of the dead were employed by subcontractors or third parties. On 7...
EUROPEAN CAMPAIGN ON LETTERBOX COMPANIES
Today, all of Europe’s construction unions are launching a European campaign on letterbox companies. The campaign is being organised simultaneously by 76 unions in 34 countries. Fake letterbox companies have no real economic activities and are only used to dodge collective agreements. Based on our experience, these companies increasingly serve as a means of committing social dumping and fraud, primarily large-scale social fraud.Under existing European legislation, anyone can easily...
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...
Action needed to reduce alarming levels of youth unemployment
EFBWW is one of several trade union organisations that have jointly sent a letter to the European Commission on 12 May, urging it to take more action to reduce the dramatic levels of youth unemployment across the EU. Currently, the EU average for youth unemployment stands at over 20% and is up to nearly 60% in some countries such as Greece and Spain. Job creation is one of the European Commission’s top priorities. The letter asks European Commission President Juncker and his services...
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...