Romania -Strike at Electrolux ends, most claims won -February 24, 2012

After a 20-day strike the workers at the Satu Mare plant of the Swedish giant Electrolux went back to work on 21 February after management agreed to most of their demands. These included a wage increase of RON 100 (€23) per month to be implemented in January and another negotiable increase of up to RON 100 in September 2012, as well a new collective agreement providing for more advantages (bonuses and overtime pay), facilities for carrying out trade union duties and compensaion in case of layoffs (severance pay) than that provided by legislation alone. The workers also maintained the breaks they were entitled to and need to take given the nature of their work (at conveyor belts). The local unions expressed their thanks for all the support and expressions of international solidarity they received.

English: http://www.emf-fem.org/Areas-of-work/Solidarity/Successful-end ... 
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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 future editor – as from the March 2012 issue – Jan Cremers, at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl, or Mariya Nikolova mnikolova@etui.org, communications officer at the ETUI. The editor of this issue was Maarten van Klaveren, M.vanKlaveren@uva.nl. 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. © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2012. To unsubscribe, please contact Mariya Nikolova.


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