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The COVID-19 pandemic one year on: the need to revalue our public services

Published: Wednesday, 10 March 2021

One year ago today, the World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 global pandemic. The last year has magnified the strengths and weaknesses of our societies. In Europe, it has exposed the fragility of public health systems, and the total lack of capacity to respond to such a shock. The tragedy is that this does not come as a surprise. Europe’s public service unions were protesting staff shortages, underfunding and inadequate resources long before the outbreak of the pandemic. When the first wave hit, it is no wonder that health systems and care homes were completely overwhelmed.

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A step closer to the directive on adequate minimum wages

Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2021

 

Last week Lithuania formulated its preliminary position on the proposed European directive on adequate minimum wages in the European Union.

The Committee on European Affairs of the Parliament decided that the principle of subsidiarity is not violated. That means that the „yellow card“ for further processes was not given and now the proposal will be discussed in the plenary session of the Parliament.

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A roundtable discussion of the project “Improving Social Dialogue in Industry Sector in Lithuania” was held

Published: Thursday, 17 December 2020

On December 17, 2020, the remote round table discussion of the Project “Improving Social Dialogue in Industry Sector in Lithuania” was held.

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A regional workshop on collective bargaining was held in Kaunas

Published: Thursday, 29 October 2020

On October 16, in Kaunas, at the conference center „Europa Royale“, a regional workshop of the international project "Improvement of Social Dialogue in Industry Sector in Lithuania" was held.  The moderator of the workshop was the labor law expert, Doc. dr. Vida Petrylaitė.

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Training for negotiators on drafting collective agreements took place in Vilnius

Published: Saturday, 12 September 2020

On September 10, in Vilnius, at the conference center „Artis Centrum Hotel“, a training on drafting collective agreements of the international project "Improvement of Social Dialogue in Industry Sector in Lithuania" was held. It took place on the basis of the experts conclusions of the Lithuanian Industry Trade Union Federation‘s collective agreements analysis.

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