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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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Muñoz: “The Basque Government is supporting cowboy companies when it comes to outsourcing”

Muñoz: “The Basque Government is supporting cowboy companies when it comes to outsourcing”

Feb 15, 2016

ELA has accused the Basque Government of not wanting to put a stop to the deteriorating working conditions during the session to support the Popular Legislative Initiative (ILP) held in Vitoria-Gasteiz today. The objective of the ILP, unveiled by ...

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ELA shows its deep concern about the Paris attacks

Nov 18, 2015

ELA wants to show its deep concern about last friday’s attacks in Paris. For this reason it conveys its most sincere solidarity to the families of the victims. Nothing justifies such atrocities and they deserve our complete condemnation.

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ELA starts up a campaign against job insecurity and labour misery

ELA starts up a campaign against job insecurity and labour misery

Nov 16, 2015

ELA has launched an ambitious informative campaign with which it wants to make the commitment made by the political and economic power’s to job insecurity visible. Over the next few months, ELA will cover industrial estates and streets with posters ...

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Village of Alternatives

Village of Alternatives

Sep 25, 2015

A village with alternatives is a living village. As proof of this, the Basque Social Rights Charter Assembly is organising Alternatiben Herria-Village of Alternatives in Bilbao on 24 October. Demands combined with fun, an opportunity to get together ...

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The Madrid agreement is seeking to centralise collective bargaining and the demobilisation of workers

Jun 10, 2015

On the 14th of May, the employer associations CEOE and CEPYME and the Trade Unions CCOO and UGT signed the 3rd Employment and Collective Bargaining Agreement for the years 2015-2017. It is an agreement that is restricted to carrying out a series of ...

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A clamour in favour of social change

A clamour in favour of social change

Mar 18, 2015

Thousands of people (around 10,000), joined the demonstrations that the popular initiative Social Rights Charter of the Basque Country organised in Bilbao and Pamplona. The crowd came together to demand social change and to vindicate the fact that ...

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ELA consolidates its large majority in the elections held in 2014

ELA consolidates its large majority in the elections held in 2014

Mar 18, 2015

In the words of Adolfo Muñoz “Txiki”, the Trade Union elections held in 2014 have strengthened counterweight trade unionism. In the Sourhern Basque Country ELA’s representation reaches 35.13%; whilst in the Basque Autonomous Community it reaches ...

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Thousands of demonstrators in San Sebastian against the dispersion of prisoners

Thousands of demonstrators in San Sebastian against the dispersion of prisoners

Jan 19, 2015

Tens of thousands of people participated in the demonstration convened by unions, ELA among others, political parties and social organizations last saturday in San Sebastian under the slogan “Human rights, peace and resolution” to protest against ...

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11th October 2014 European day of action to stop TTIP, CETA and TISA

11th October 2014 European day of action to stop TTIP, CETA and TISA

Sep 16, 2014

Civil society, trade unions, farmers and grassroots activist groups from all over Europe have called for a Day of Action around the 11th October 2014 to stop the ongoing free trade negotiations on TTIP, CETA and TISA.

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ELA met the scottish union UNITE and Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland

ELA met the scottish union UNITE and Alex Salmond, the First Minister of Scotland

May 12, 2014

A delegation from ELA formed by the general secretary, Adolfo Muñoz, the international secretary, Laura Gonzalez de Txabarri, and the coordinator of Navarre, Mitxel Lakuntza, visited last week the scottish union UNITE and at the same time they had a ...

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Fighting for wages is fighting for jobs

Apr 02, 2014

Under the slogan “Soldata dirua baino gehiago da – Fighting for wages is fighting for jobs”, ELA has embarked on a campaign to “face up to management’s lies”. Over the coming months, ELA is going to bring the debate on the need to increase wages to ...

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A NEW PATH FOR EUROPE

A NEW PATH FOR EUROPE

Mar 19, 2014

ELA will participate in the eurodemonstration on the 4th April in Brussels.

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Uncompromising repudiation of the Troika's presence en Bilbao

Uncompromising repudiation of the Troika's presence en Bilbao

Mar 10, 2014

Thousands of demonstrators walked through the streets of Bilbao on the 3rd of March to show their repudiation of the presence of the heads of the Troika in Bilbao to attend the “Global Forum Spain”. This meeting brought together people from the ...

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ELA expresses its satisfaction with ETA’s decision to embark on the disarmament process

ELA expresses its satisfaction with ETA’s decision to embark on the disarmament process

Feb 26, 2014

ELA has expressed its satisfaction with ETA’s decision to start the inventory and sealing of its arsenals, as the essential step for the total disarmament process, under the supervision of the International Verification Commission. This decision yet ...

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Mobilizations in Bilbao against the Economic Summit

Mobilizations in Bilbao against the Economic Summit

Feb 19, 2014

Next 3 March Bilbao will host an Economic Summit that will meet, among others, Christine Lagarde, president of the International Monetary Fund, Angel Gurrea, secretary general of the OECD, several members of the European Commission (including ...

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