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The French Democratic Confederation of Labour (Confédération française démocratique du travail - CFDT) reports that in 2017, following a strike, three workers who took part were dismissed for no good reason. It became clear that it was indeed their participation in this collective action that was (...)

Brodosplit Shipyard is well known for its anti-union behaviour (see previous entries in 2013 and 2015). Since 2015 when the employer inexplicably cancelled the existing collective agreement, negotiations for the conclusion of a new agreement never really started, leaving the workers at the (...)

In October 2017 Human Resources Minister Richard Riot decided not to refer the claim of about 3,600 Malaysian Airlines (MAS) workers, claiming wrongful dismissal and reinstatement, to the industrial court – hence denying these workers the right for their claim to be heard speedily and (...)

The Bobruisk tractor parts company refused to permit Mikhail Kovalkov, the leader of the company union affiliated to the Belarusian Free Trade Union (SPB), to participate in the collective bargaining commission for the conclusion of the company agreement for 2016-2019. Similarly, during the (...)

In the construction sector, industry specific laws further confine the scope of permitted topics for collective agreements. This is because building companies become ineligible to perform work funded by the government if they make collective agreements dealing with particular matters. Those (...)

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