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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



Stuttgart, 24 March 2015 - At the beginning of the new year, we often ask ourselves, what the future has in store for us. The industry may already provide a safe answer to this. It is largely agreed: We are facing a new challenge in the 21st century, the so-called industrialisation 4.0 (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more



Vienna, 08 March 2015 - Reconciliation of professional, private life and family should no longer be an exclusive women’s issue, stresses Karin Zeisel, Women’s Trade Union President of the fraction of the Christian trade unionists in the GPA-djp (FCG/GPA-djp) , on the occasion of international women's day (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more


Vienna, 03 March 2015 - On the occasion of the international Day for a Work free Sunday the fraction of the Christian trade unionists in the GPA-djp (FCG/GPA-djp) once more stresses the importance of the work-free Sunday. We humans need the Sunday and not just any day. We want to maintain our social contacts, our culture and religion, or to participate in clubs and associations (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more


The Hague, 18 February 2015 - A number of Dutch companies support the call of the international trade union movement to also continue legitimizing the fundamental right on international level. This was stated this morning by trade union presidents Maurice Limmen (CNV) and Ton Heerts (FNV) to president Hans de Boer of the VNO-NCW (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more


The Hague, 10 February 2015 - Today the Commission IMVO (International Corporate Social Responsibility) and SER (the Dutch Social-Economic Council) initiated an expert meeting on chances for developing countries. Focus of the meeting was for the commission to determine where it can be of additional value. This was done through looking at the best practices,  (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more


Vienna, 29 January 2015 - The labour-market is in turmoil! Work-relations are changing, permanent contracts are under pressure, security is decreasing, and a flexible attitude is demanded of people. Unlike in the past where jobs were often for life and contracts were permanent, today the palette is incredibly diverse. This is not something of the last years, but the current pace is striking (...) Opens internal link in current windowread more