Lima, 17 April 2014 - The journalist Rudy Huallpa Cayo was seriously injured last April 1, when covering a demonstration in the city of Puno, in front of the headquarters of the regional Government of this locality in the highlands. The captain of the National Police of Peru (NPP), Eliu Martín Fuentes Ramos, fired a projectile from a gun, apparently a pellet or rubber bullet, which struck the left eye of the reporter, resulting in the loss of vision (...) read more
Kiev, 09 April 2014 - Tense standoffs between pro-Russian activists and the Ukrainian authorities are continuing in eastern Ukraine.
In the city of Luhansk 51 people held against their will have been released from a state security building but activists are still occupying it (...) read more
Caracas, 09 April 2014 - The socialist government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has begun exploratory talks with the opposition to resolve weeks of street unrest.
The meeting was proposed by foreign ministers of the country’s South American neighbours and members of regional bloc (...) read more
Budapest, 07 April 2014 - Four more years for Hungary’s Viktor Orban to govern: this means European Union partners and big business in Hungary can expect four more years of unpredictable measures.
That is if he champions national interests in the same, sometimes unconventional ways he has so far (...) read more
Brussels, 31 March 2014 - Employment and Social Situation: Quarterly Review indicates little improvement despite first signs of recovery
The recent economic recovery has not yet been able to create new jobs and the social situation in the EU shows little signs of improvement so far, according to the European Commission's latest (...) read more
Belgrade, 17 March 2014 - Serbia’s political landscape is not the same any more. On March 16th Aleksandar Vučić, the leader of the Serbian Progressive Party (SNS), won an overwhelming electoral victory, shattered the opposition and cleared out several veterans from the Serbian parliament. “We thought it would be good, but didn’t even dare hope it would be as good as this,” said Braca Grubacic, a senior member of SNS (...) read more
Brussels, 12 March 2014 - From 18 - 24 February a delegation of the World Organization of Workers – WOW visited colleagues in Ghana, Togo and Benin. The WOW delegation consisted of Roel Rotshuizen – President, Piet Nelissen – Member of the Board, and Bjørn van Heusden – Executive Secretary. During the visit Koffi Zounnadjala, Vice-President of the WOW and Secretary General of the FPE (...) read more
Brussel, 12 March 2014 - The European elections of 22 - 25 May 2014 will give voters the chance to influence the future political course of the European Union when they elect the 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to represent their interests for the next five years (...) read more
Brussels, 10 March 2014 - The European Commission welcomes today's adoption by the EU's Council of Minister of a Quality Framework on Traineeships to enable trainees to acquire high-quality work experience under safe and fair conditions, and to increase their chances of finding a good quality job (...) read more
Cologne, 06 March 2014 - German companies, where the reconciliation of family and work is a high priority, are economically more successful than those where family-friendliness plays a lesser role.
That is a main result of the Enterprise Monitor for Family-friendliness 2013, which the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (...) read more
Vienna, 06 March 2014 - On the occasion of the international women's day the Fraction of Christian Trade Unionists within the GPA-djp (FCG/GPA-djp) strongly raises awareness of an apparently long forgotten topic: the splitting of pensions.
Since 2005, parents can arrange for a 'voluntary splitting (...) read more
Belgrade, 14 February 2014 - Trade unions have three core tasks: representation of workers’ interests, emancipation of the work force and social engineering/ vision building. The best instrument to achieve decent labour conditions is the “collective labour agreement” (CLA). It is generally accepted that there exist three different types/levels of collective bargaining. Economy-wide or national, sectoral, and (...) read more
Lviv, Ukraine, 05 February 2014 - Christian values connect our two trade unions. In my function as Secretary General of the Christian fraction in the GPA-djp as well as European President of the World Organization of Workers, I, Günther Trausznitz, declare my full solidarity to the trade union VOST-VOLYA and to the Ukrainian people.
VOST VOLYA is a young trade union with 150.000 (...) read more