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“It is unacceptable for a Government to scorn trade union democracy”

“It is unacceptable for a Government to scorn trade union democracy”

Sep 22, 2016

ELA and LAB called thousands of people to demonstrate on the 20th of September in Gasteiz to demand the Basque Government to respect the democratically elected majorities by the workers. The demonstration ended outside the Lehendakaritza offices, ...

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“We have every reason to be outraged”

Sep 09, 2016

On 5 September, the ELA General Council held an extraordinary meeting in Bilbao to analyse the Agreements of the Social Dialogue Panel of 21 July. ELA's highest inter-congress authority has also approved a statement where ELA reasserts the role of ...

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We want to decide collective bargaining here

We want to decide collective bargaining here

Jun 27, 2016

ELA wants workers to be able to decide our working conditions here. In contrast, the State takeover of collective bargaining will result in an increase of job insecurity and poverty in our society. ELA has deployed a far-reaching information ...

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We want to welcome

Apr 26, 2016

It is not a refugee crisis because virtually nobody is being given refuge. And it is not a crisis because the situation is neither temporary, nor does it have anything to do with scarcity. What has been called the refugee crisis is simply the moral ...

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Employers and the Basque Government are sharing a salary reduction strategy

Employers and the Basque Government are sharing a salary reduction strategy

Apr 15, 2016

ELA brought together over 3,500 delegates in the ‘La Casilla’ sports centre in Bilbao for a session against job insecurity and the nationalisation of collective bargaining. At the end of the meeting, there was a demonstration that ended outside the ...

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About ELA

ELA (Euskal Langileen Alkartasuna – Basque Workers Solidarity) is the Basque trade union representing the largest number of workers. It has over 100,000 workers from the southern Basque Country (Basque Autonomous Community and the Autonomous Community of Navarra). Its double structure means that its members are within a framework of 12 Regional Unions and 4 Federations:Metala (metal), Gizalan (public services), Zerbitzuak (private services) and Hainbat (non-metallurgy industry, construction, transport and others).

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