Germany -Ten days of action at EON -November 11, 2011

Between 27 October and 7 November workers at the EON energy company were involved in a range of actions – demonstrations and workplace meetings – in protest at the company’s restructuring plans. On 7 November, over 4,000 EON employees demonstrated in Hannover. As many as 11,000 jobs worldwide, including 6,500 in Germany, could be cut and the company is not ruling out compulsory redundancies. The ver.di services union is not only critical of the plans but also of the failure of the company to provide any detail of the job cuts and where they will fall (See also this Collective Bargaining Newsletter Year 4 October 2011).




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) or the communications officer of the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova You may find further information on the ETUI at, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2011.

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