Germany -Spanish workers and unions unite -July 02, 2014

Spanish workers who emigrated and, once in the so-called ‘German paradise’, found themselves in jobs with abusive conditions or salaries clearly below those paid to local workers are getting organised.

Spanish workers who emigrated and, once in the so-called ‘German paradise’, found themselves in jobs with abusive conditions or salaries clearly below those paid to local workers are getting organised. They created the Labour Action Group (GAS), a platform designed to serve as a connection between workers suffering abuses in the country and the local trade unions. The reaction of the trade union Ver.di, the second biggest in the country, has been very positive. The two organizations have together published leaflets in Spanish that call for, among other things, the same salary ‘for the same work and the same qualifications’.

English: http://elpais.com/elpais/2014/06/30/inenglish ...  

 

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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