Luxembourg -Unions furious after Cargolux repudiates collective agreement -October 22, 2012

Air freight carrier Cargolux has announced it is unilaterally repudiating the collective agreement that was planned to be in force until the end of 2012. Unions have reacted furiously, stating that the repudiation of existing collective agreements undermines the entire collective bargaining system. Cargolux has been suffering from large financial losses, as reported in the September newsletter, and wants to negotiate an agreement that corresponds to its current difficulties.  Cargolux denied earlier rumours that it is outsourcing 450 jobs to Qatar. A meeting between Cargolux and the government failed to deliver any guarantees against outsourcing or for job security. Subsequently, unions have announced a protest for 15 November.

 

English: http://www.wort.lu/en/view/unions-in-uproar-after-cargolux-repudiates …
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/cargolux-president-calls-outsourcing-rumours-nonsense …
  
http://www.wort.lu/en/view/cargolux-staff-to-protest-on-november-13-50857a6ae4b …
 

 

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the communications officer at the ETUI, Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org. For previous issues of the Collective bargaining newsletter please visit http://www.etui.org/E-Newsletters/Collective-bargaining-newsletter. You may find further information on the ETUI at www.etui.org, and on the AIAS at www.uva-aias.net.


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