Bargaining for Equality – with a new energy


ETUC study conducted across Europe in the framework of the project “Collective bargaining for equality” reached its final stage – publication of results, conclusions and recommendations. Follow-up of an extensive survey and conferences in Paris, Stockholm, Sofia and Brussels and the closing one – in Vilnius, the analysis of Dr. Jane Pillinger is available to all trade unions here.

Recommendations have been made in two directions: Прочети още

Towards bigger social responsibility

As the European Commission’s strategy on Corporate Social Responsibility expires at the end of 2014, the EC launched public consultations on the new one. Every citizen or organization is invited to contribute HERE.
A proposal to the EC will be given by the EUROCADRES intersectoral P&MS council, member of the ITUC, in which ETF is represented. During its Executive Committee meeting on 17/18.06. Eurocadres embraced FTTUB’s idea to recommend training on CSR for the negotiating P&MS teams. If the proposal is approved, we believe that it will have a strong and positive practical impact on making the negotiations at any level of the social dialogue much more consistent and efficient, and will be a clear signal of good will for a fruitful social partnership.

Minutes before the start of the national protest organized by Соnfederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria and in the presence of FTTUB President the collective agreement in “Sofia Airport” JSC has finally been signed

Today, 20/11/2013, at Sofia airport, after long and hard negotiations that took a lot of efforts in search of reasonable compromises trade unions and employer signed a collective agreement for a period of two years. In The meeting, as the most part of negotiations, were attended by Ekaterina Yordanova, FTTUB President, and experts from the Union.
The collective agreement for Sofia Airport was signed also due to the support of European Transport Federation (ETF), International Transport Federation (ITF) and the personal contribution of the President of Соnfederation of the Independent Trade Unions in Bulgaria (CITUB) Plamen Dimitrov and the Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications of Bulgaria Mr. Danail Papazov.
A few weeks earlier, the stop of outsource procedure for cleaning services at the airport was agreed.

ETF’s solidarity statement with Swissport workers at Brussels Airport

The ETF strongly supports the strike, organised by all Belgian unions defending the Swissport ground handling workers at Zaventem airport, which started on Sunday 12 May 2013.
This strike is the result of loss of jobs, increase of work pressure, bad working conditions and no respect of the collective agreements and a complete lack of communication from the management of Swissport. Прочети още