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In March 2017, 35 of the 36 workers’ representatives at three of the ABENGOA multinational group subsidiaries (Abeinsa, Abengoa Solar and Abengoa Research) were dismissed or included in the ERTE provisional employment restructuring procedure. The members of the UGT works council at the company (...)

During 2017, the Labour Ministry refused to register the Central de Trabajadores/as ASI Venezuela, which was formed on 1 December 2015, and meets all the legal requirements.

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 (...)

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