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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...


Holcim-Lafarge: No merger without workers' rights!
During the first semester of 2015 the merger of Holcim and Lafarge must be arranged. With 130.000 workers and a turnover of € 35 billion, the new company will be by far the biggest cement company throughout the world.The merger will have a considerable impact on jobs and working conditions. By means of the merger both companies want to cut costs and reorganize their activities. In the future Holcim-Lafarge will be particularly active in Asia; in the years to come more than 40% of the...
4:Social Dialogue Construction WP Safety and Health
5:Safety and Health Co-ordination Group
19:Social Dialogue Wood - WP VET and S&H
20:Social Dialogue Furniture - WP VET & S&H
20:Auditing Committee
26:Standing Committee Building
27:Social Dialogue Construction WP Youth et Vocational Training
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

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