ELA leaves the Navarra Occupational Health Council (Consejo Navarro de Salud Laboral)

Dec 18, 2018

The goal proposed by ELA at the beginning of the legislature was the democratisation of bodies participating in the institutions. The Government has brought an end to the anti-democratic exclusion suffered by ELA and LAB and the participation of the trade unions in the Occupational Health area has been opened up. Although in the beginning, some decisions were made (improvement in training of the prevention delegates), it was soon obvious that the Government did not have a firm position regarding modifying occupational health policies. We have not managed to make the Occupational Health Council useful for improving the living conditions of the working classes.

The weight of salaries has dropped by 2000 million over the past decade in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country

Dec 18, 2018

When analysing the distribution of revenue, we have several indexes, indicators, ratios, etc. to use. In this case, the tool that we will use will be that of analysing the evolution of the weight of work revenue and of capital with respect to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP); to do this, we will use the statistics provided by Estate. In spite of having only partial information, it will show how the capitalist accumulation increases the differences between the revenues. ELA has indicated that if the salaries had been maintained in 2017, the weight that they had on the Gross Domestic Product of 2009, would increase by 2,000 million in the ACBC.

The climate change summit, the COP-24, does not provide any solutions to the climate crisis

Dec 18, 2018

The statement was written by trade unionists (amongst whom was ELA) and climate justice activists, meeting in Lisbon from the 22nd to the 25th of November, due to the initiative by the Portuguese Campaign for Seasonal Jobs and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. The text was launched at the closing session of the 4th International Ecosocialist Meetings.

Dying for a fist full of euros, a long way from home

Nov 15, 2018

ELA is reporting the San Sebastian company, Eraiki Prest after a Portuguese worker who resided in Guipuzcoa was involved in a fatal work accident in Germany. This is the report that is included in the latest Landeia on the subject.

In the cleaning sector, women in the Basque Country earn 35% less than men

Nov 15, 2018

ELA understands that this wage gap is not coincidental and it responds to an exclusively gender-based reason. The most female-dominated sectors are the ones that suffer from the worst salaries and the most precarious contracts (part-time contracts), amongst other questions. In the cleaning sector, salary differences in some cases can reach figures of between 3,500 and 6,000 euros, depending on agreements and territories, which is translated into salaries that are 35% lower.

Fascism is also promising security

Oct 23, 2018
Adolfo Muñoz "Txiki", General Secretary

And now Brazil. And everything is carrying on as usual. The PP and Ciudadanos say that Vox is a part of their being. Aznar adds that in his political legacy, they were all one and now there are three of them. The worst of all this is that the majority of the political classes are acting as if everything was fine.

51,000 people endorse the PLI against poverty and social exclusion

Oct 17, 2018

Representatives of Euskal Herria’s Charter of Social Rights, composed of the Basque trade union majority and different organisations and social bodies, have delivered the 51,000 signatures that endorse the Popular Legislative Initiative (PLI) against poverty and social exclusion to the Basque Government.

ELA is the trade union that has grown most over the past four years

Sep 14, 2018

ELA has presented the campaign for the new concentrated period of trade union elections, to which it comes with a representation of 36.20% in Hego Euskal Herria, as the trade union that has grown most over the past four years. It has improved its representation, reaching 40.83% in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country and 22.86% in Navarra.