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Economy & Jobs 11-10-2017

French workers strike against Macron’s economic reforms

Civil servants, representing one-fifth of France's total labour force, went on strike on Tuesday (10 October) to protest against Emmanuel Macron’s planned economic reforms. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Economy & Jobs 20-07-2017

Fiat Serbia strike ends, negotiations kick off

The return of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Serbia employees to work after a strike that lasted some 20 days has jump-started negotiations between workers and management. EURACTIV.rs reports.

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Transport 11-06-2013

Air controllers go on strike over single EU sky

The European Commission on Tuesday presented proposals to speed up plans to centralise Europe's air traffic controls.
The so-called Single European Sky hopes to merge Europe's fragmented airspace into 9 functional blocs, which would be supervised by only one European air-control traffic.

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Future EU 05-02-2013

EU officials go on strike ahead of EU budget summit

EU officials went on strike on Tuesday to protest against potential cuts in their salaries and pensions. The protest came only two days before European leaders are due to meet in Brussels to agree on the next 7-year EU budget.
'We are here because at the end of the week, the Council will decide the budget for the European Union and we are afraid that some cuts will really put in danger the capacity of the European Union to stand for the principle, for the citizens and for its policies', chairman of the Center Staff Committee Cristian Sebastiani said.

EU Priorities 2020 27-11-2012

Cameron to win Eurocrat pay cut as part of EU budget deal

British Prime Minister David Cameron is likely to obtain cherished cuts to the EU’s administration budget for 2014-2020 when negotiations resume next year, officials have acknowledged.

EU staff strike against Cameron’s ‘petty polemics’ on budget

EU staff members went on strike on Wednesday (21 November) to protest against proposals to axe €80 billion from the EU's proposed budget for the period 2014-2020. The protest was especially targeted at British Prime Minister David Cameron's role in the negotiation, ahead of a special EU summit dedicated to the bloc's long-term budget.

EU staff to strike over budget cuts, threaten to hit summit

Thousands of staff members working at the EU institutions are expected to go on strike in Brussels today (8 November) to protest against potential budget cuts. If unsuccessful, unions plan another strike during the EU summit later this month.

Brussels drops plans for EU law limiting right to strike

The European Commission has withdrawn proposed legislation limiting workers’ right to strike, amid a furore from trade unions and EU lawmakers in Parliament who waived a "yellow card" to Brussels for stepping over national sovereignty.

Energy 10-07-2012

Norway’s government intervenes to avoid oil industry closure

Norway's government ordered on Monday (9 July) a last-minute settlement in a dispute between striking oil workers and employers, averting the shutdown of Western Europe's top oil producer.

New rights for posted workers ‘problematic’ for business

A European Commission proposal to enforce the social rights of workers in the construction sector when they are temporarily posted abroad is creating jitters in the business community. France, for its part, said it would veto a related proposal on trade union's right to strike if the text was not strengthened further.

Military airfield awaits EU leaders as Belgians strike

Belgian authorities are prepared to use a military airfield to receive EU leaders for the extraordinary summit on growth and jobs, as trade unions threatened a mass strike on Monday that is likely to block the Brussels airport.

Brussels condemns UK strikes against EU workers

The European Commission yesterday (2 February) "strongly backed" UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown in condemning a wave of strikes in Britain over the use of foreign workers, staged across a dozen oil refineries, gas terminals and power stations.

Economy & Jobs 18-12-2003

EU-wide students protests against cuts in education budget

November and December have seen some of the largest student protests throughout Europe in years against the introduction or increase of tuition fees and budget cuts in higher education.