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Tackling the COVID-19 outbreak in Lithuania

Published: Friday, 20 March 2020

In Lithuania, a quarantine over the coronavirus was introduced. It should last until the end of March. The majority of shops are closed (except for food shops), companies and institutions cannot carry out economic activities as usual and various negative consequences are clear already. Recently the Government of Lithuania has decided to endorse an economic stimulus.

According to Inga Ruginienė, the chair of the Lithuanian Trade Union Confederation, the most concerning of all current issues is the vulnerability of workers – despite different tools, implemented by the Government, they are massively fired or forced to quit their jobs „voluntarily“.

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Over 1 thousand participants took part in the traditonal Sports Games

Published: Thursday, 13 June 2019

On June 7-9, 2019, in the resort Šventoji near the Baltic sea, the XXIV Lithuanian Industry Workers' Federation (LITUF) Families Sports Games were held. 

More than 1000 workers from energy, public utilities, construction and chemical industry enterprises took part in this traditional event. They competed in team games (family and beach volleyball, rope pulling, log cutting, etc.) and individual competitions (darts, checkers, chess, runs, weight lifting, etc.).

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XXIII Lithuanian Industry Workers' Families Sports Games were held in the resort Šventoji

Published: Friday, 13 July 2018

On June 9-10, 2018, in the resort Šventoji near the Baltic sea, the XXIII Lithuanian Industry Workers' Families Sports Games were held. 

More than 900 workers from industry enterprises, which trade unions are associated members of Lithuanian Industry Trade Unions' federation (LITUF), as well as their family members gathered to take part in the event.

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Lithuanian Industry Trade Unions‘ Federation express solidarity with Danish colleagues

Published: Monday, 19 March 2018

On  March 19 Lithuanian Industry Trade Unions‘ Federation and our colleagues from other branches expressed solidarity with Danish public sector trade unions planning major rally on March 22 and fighting for their right to negotiate for the common demands, which after 10 years of financial crises and wage restraint are entirely legitimate.

"Hopefully the goal of the meeting to plan the events and activities necessary to put pressure on the government and get the negotiations back on track will be successfully achieved", - says President of the Lithuanian Industry Trade Unions‘ Federation Juozas Neverauskas. 




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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