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LITUF President Juozas Neverauskas expresses solidarity with American unions facing dangerous Janus vs AFSCME Supreme Court case

Published: Thursday, 22 February 2018

On 26 February, the Janus vs AFSCME Supreme Court case will be heard. It represents the biggest anti-union legal move in half a century. The case is supported by big monied conservatives including the Koch Brothers with the goal of diminishing the power of the labour movement under the guise of freedom of speech.

If the court rules in favour of the plaintiff, fair share fees paid by non-member workers to cover their representation will no longer be obligatory – yet Unions will still be legally-bound to represent them. This case warps the idea of freedom of speech by enabling one person’s complaint to undermine the interests of millions of workers across the country who benefit from collective bargaining. 

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Lithuanian trade unions say Social Rights First!

Published: Friday, 20 October 2017

Lithuanian trade unions express their concern regarding Social Rights Pillar before the upcoming Gothenburg Social Summit of 17 November.

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How to achieve the Right to Energy for all Europeans?

Published: Tuesday, 26 September 2017

On September 18 trade unions, anti-poverty associations and environmental NGOs met with Members of the European Parliament.

Awareness on the causes and consequences of energy poverty has been increasing for a decade and now is the time for action, declared the Right to Energy Coalition on the occasion of a breakfast organised on Tuesday 12th of September in the European parliament in Strasbourg. On the eve an op-ed of the coalition was published here.

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EPSU Youth meeting stresses solidarity and plans for future work on jobs, rights and its voice in EPSU

Published: Tuesday, 12 September 2017

On September 8-9 with young workers from across Europe, EPSU (European Public Services Union) Youth network held its largest meeting ever. 55 young trade unionists participated and developed the work programme until Congress, elected a Steering Committee and agreed to work on youth unemployment, precarious work, organizing and much more.

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Lithuanian trade unions demand a pay rise and safe jobs

Published: Saturday, 29 April 2017

On April 28th, Lithuanian trade unions action was held in Vilnius, near the Government on Kudirka Square.

Also smaller pickets took place near the headquarters of the employers' organizations.  

The main slogan of the action was "We demand a pay rise, healthy and safe jobs!"

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