Estonia -Trade unions hold wage conference -August 28, 2014

Many are seeking work abroad as cost of living continues to increase and many people cannot make ends meet with their wages.

During a conference organised by the central confederation the participants discussed the fact that current wage growth is not meeting people’s expectations which is why many are seeking work abroad as cost of living continues to increase and many people cannot make ends meet with their wages. The head of the trade unions formulated one of the key questions: ‘Do we want to continue seeing our wages grow 5, 7 or 10% a year and know that we will catch up with the EU only in 25 or 30 years, or do we have economic possibilities and are we ready to make an effort to catch up with the West faster?’

English: http://balticbusinessnews.com/article/2014/8/28/are-wages-growing-too-slowly ...    

 

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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