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Swiss labour leader declares draft EU treaty 'dead'
"'This text is dead,' SGB head Pierre-Yves Maillard told the NZZ am Sonntag paper, saying labour could never accept diluting Swiss rules that protect Europe's highest wages from cross-border competition or subjecting the rules to EU judges' review."
Scandinavian Airlines strike in 4th day, affecting thousands
"The pilots' negotiations, which started in March, are mainly about salary increases and working hours. Details have not been released but the [SAS Pilot Group] says it wants salaries to be in line with the market rate, while SAS negotiators have called the requests 'unreasonable and extreme.'

"Jacob Pedersen, an analyst with Denmark's Sydbank, says the pilots want their share of company earnings after the carrier posted a profit in the past four years following a cost saving program that started in 2012.."
["]Consultants["] warn of industrial action over two-tier pay
"New specialists that have been appointed since late 2012 get lower pay. Addressing the conference, Minister for Health Simon Harris said that a process will be established to deal with the issue. ...[Dr Padraig McGarry] said the continuation of the pay differential was 'a key factor in explaining why 500 consultant posts in Ireland are vacant and patients are  being forced to  wait unacceptable lengths of time to  see a consultant'"
MEPs approve the creation of the European Labour Authority

"Combating social dumping [?!] requires real coordination at EU level," said socialist MEP Christine Revault d'Allonnes Bonnefoy. "This body will help make Europe's labour market fairer by combating fraud and abuse and by enabling citizen mobility," she added.
The European Labour Authority, which should be set up in 2019 with more than 100 staff, should make it possible to respond - at least in part - to this problem. It would support the fight against fraud, in particular by promoting coordination between the EU member states' various labour inspection systems.
gee. that's strange.
In the EU Court of Auditors' annual report, the question of the status of workers posted abroad is not presented as problematic in itself. But abuses are difficult [!] for control services to grasp because concerned [!] foreign companies refuse to cooperate and assistance from countries of origin [!] is also difficult to obtain.

archived "Amazon of airlines"
Europa, wo bleibt die Mitbestimmung, A/V (DE)
Nurses' strike to go ahead after talks fail
Europe creates labour watchdog to fight against ["]abuses["]
German Amazon workers take pre-Christmas strike action
EU orders Ryanair to meet European rules on local contracts
Employee activism in this sphere is a direct result of defects in Art. 153
Lemmesee: base-cut, two-tier compensation structure? I bet they fell for it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Mon Apr 29th, 2019 at 06:17:07 PM EST
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