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
Lviv, Ukraine, 30 November 2013 - Occupational pro – Russian criminal – oligarchic regime ceased to play in democracy, cynically plucked European integration process of Ukraine, used brute physical force and atrociously beat peaceful protesters for the European course of Ukraine on Maidan in Kyiv. Several thousand heavily armed commandos (...) read more
Dresden, 28 October 2013 - On 25 and 26 October, the 15th ordinary congress of the Christian Trade Union Confederation of Germany (CGB) took place in Dresden. The congress took place under the motto "Trade Union Right is a Human Right!". The motto should make it clear that the right to organize in trade unions and to stand up for one’s rights without fear of reprisals, is not self-evident at all - also not in Germany (...) read more
Berlin, 27 September 2013 - When one looks at trade union pluralism on European level one sees vast differences. A division can be made between so-called Western European and Middle and Eastern European countries. What is clear is that the various forms of trade union pluralism all stem from the particular history, tradition and culture of a country. In what way then can trade union pluralism be considered a reality or a dream. And what does the future hold for the trade union movement (...) read more
Kovačica, 04 September 2013 - Many trade unions are currently struggling with their image and how to present themselves. The way unions presented and promoted themselves in the past is not working sufficiently anymore. It is often considered too negative. A more positive image should be presented. But “How should Trade Unions build up a positive image in a declining market”. This was the theme of a seminar held from 27 – 30 August 2013 in Kovačica, Serbia (...) read more