Spain -Postal workers on strike to defend right to collective bargaining -May 05, 2015

Collective agreement negotiations found progress impeded by government and Correos representatives.

Postal workers, employed by the publicly owned Correos service, staged a strike on 4 May to defend their right to collective bargaining. Trade unions CCOO and UGT have been attempting to enter collective agreement negotiations for months, but found progress impeded by government and Correos representatives. Since the start of the economic crisis, Correos has frozen wages and eliminated over 15,000 jobs. In a large scale protest, 85% of Correos staff, equalling tens of thousands of workers, turned out for the strike. The workers are demanding real collective bargaining, a pay rise and an end to the layoffs.

English: http://www.uniglobalunion.org/news/spanish-postal-unions-strike …  

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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