Estonia -Unions join forces -August 08, 2013

The Estonian Trade Unions’ Confederation (ETUC) has begun talks with the Finnish Trade Union for Construction Workers to create a joint organisation. The aim is to provide Estonian construction workers similar help as the Finns offer. Though the discussion is in the initial stage, the confederation has already started to look for contacts that would help create a trade union with considerable influence and a good services package. Several major branches of labour are not covered by trade unions in Estonia, notably the banking and construction sectors.



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