Luxembourg - Rail workers rally for public services and secure jobs - April 21, 2010

On 21 April, European transport workers expressed their anger over the liberalisation of the railways and its impact on public services and jobs at a rally in Luxembourg. Some 375 unionists representing transport unions in Belgium, France, Germany and Luxembourg joined forces under the banner of the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF). The rally, part of the ETF’s European railway workers’ action day, was calling for an end to liberalisation. This, the unionists stated, was responsible for deteriorating public services and a lack of job security. Luxembourg union leaders also met with the minister of development and infrastructure, Claude Wiseler, to send home the anti-liberalisation message.



This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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