Estonia -New leader wants trade unions to become a force of progress -May 06, 2014

The new head of the Trade Union Confederation, Peep Peterson, wants trade unions to become a force of progress through increased cooperation with social partners.

The new head of the Trade Union Confederation, Peep Peterson, wants trade unions to become a force of progress through increased cooperation with social partners. Peterson’s comments follow shortly after his predecessor criticised the weak state of unionism in Estonia, saying people must understand it’s not enough to just pay membership fees and workers must want to fight to improve their working conditions. Peterson, on the contrary, stated the union needs less confrontation and more cooperation. Peterson said people will be more easily persuaded to become union members if they see the confederation can bring about progress.

English: http://balticbusinessnews.com/article/2013/5/6/trade-union-leaders-estonians ...  

 

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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