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Belgrade, 21 April 2016 - The Austrian trade union federation FCG/GPA-djp and the Dutch trade union confederation CNV together with the European Organization of Workers EO/WOW, the Serbian Federation SS Bofos and the European Centre for Workers' Questions EZA organized a European seminar especially for trade unions in Central and Eastern Europe. Approximately 70 delegates coming from 20 different European countries participated (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more

Amsterdam, 05 February 2016 - The pros and cons of having a minimum-wage by law is a point for heated discussions. Within Europe and the European Union there are various systems for minimum-wages. The height of the minimum-wage varies tremendously as well. The reasons for not having a minimum-wage by law differ. Besides that, it does not necessarily mean (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more

Vienna, 12 November 2015 - In the wake of the Congress of the Christian Fraction of Trade Unionists within the Trade Union of Private Employees, Printing, Journalism, Paper (Fraktion Christlicher GewerkschafterInnen in der Gewerkschaft der Privatangestellten, Druck, Journalismus, Papier – FCG/GPA-djp) around 250 delegates have set the course for the next five years. The highest body of the FCG in the GPA-djp met under the motto (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more

Rotenburg an der Fulda, 24 October 2015 - Adalbert Ewen will continue leading the Christian Trade Union Metal (Christliche Gewerkschaft Metall  - CGM) as president in the next four years. For the future the CGM wants to further see themselves as modern service provider and partner on the road towards the digital era. Furthermore, with a majority of votes, the new regulations for performance and contribution were decided upon (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more 

Tivat, 30 October 2015 - Cooperation between trade unions in general is not evident. Having different historical backgrounds, different principles and different values can make it quite complicated to sit on the negotiating-table together. Very often they have different interests and Power-play is always luring. This is no different when looking at the level of federations or sectors. Here too the same mechanism play (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more

Copenhagen, 18 September 2015 - Who thinks of trade unions, does not immediately think of happiness at work. Instead, unions are often in the news with discontent like protests, demonstrations and strikes for higher wages or pensions. Trade unions are quite materialistically oriented on salary and wage-increase and only after this of course on the secondary employment (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more

Jakarta, 21 August 2015 - WOW member-organizations in Asia met in Jakarta, Indonesia from 18 – 21 August. The reason of the meeting was to determine whether there was readiness among the Asian member-organizations to found a new WOW continental organization (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more