Doctors preparing for strike
The Estonian Medical Association says its members are preparing for a strike, while the association hopes the labor dispute will be solved without the need for one.
06.02.2017, Hanneli RudiPM
VKG restarts production allowing Kohtla-Järve to renovate schools
A major employer in Ida-Viru County, VKG aka Viru Keemia Grupp said it would restart its oil plants and has begun to recruit people laid off half a year ago.
08.07.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Estonian union has ship seized by court for unpaid wages
Acting upon a request from the Estonian Seamen's Independent Union (EMSA), the Tallinn-based Harju county court has impounded the ship Symphony of Green Shipping OU over the shipper's debt of more than 53,000 euros in unpaid wages to the crew since October 2015.
The great Keila layoff: a bang. Then, silence
The smokers «cages» attached to the wiring systems maker PKC provided the only and lonely place, yesterday, for those painfully laid off to come talk to reporters.
12.02.2016, Andres ReimerPM
Editorial: euro era dawning on Finland
Profound are the shakings in Finnish society, as visible in the strike and protests. The backdrop issue being how the nation will go from here: is the long-held tradition of employers, employees and government three-party-talks going to break, with trade unions losing ground?
Pray for Nitrofert to resurrect. Again
This year, Kohtla-Järve missed its celebrated Chemists Day, a joy of the whole town. The chemists of Nitrofert the fertilizer maker, waiting for their lay-offs announced, think back to the glory days of folks bringing the families and having lots of fun.
24.07.2015, Anneli AmmasPM
Estonian unions, employers fail to reach accord on minimum pay
No agreement was concluded at Monday's round of negotiations between the Estonian Employers Confederation and the EAKL trade union confederation on the size of the minimum wage for the next two years and the talks will continue in two weeks' time.
Tensions building between business and the state
When, this past spring, a bunch of amendments nasty towards businesses were pushed through in Riigikogu, it initially appeared that peace was unbroken. Turns out, the fire was just smouldering beneath ashes.
26.09.2014, Kadri HansaluPM
Editorial: hoist Estonian flag in mast of every vessel? Never!
Maritime matters do matter for Estonia. Even so, expecting Estonia to favour the well-paid sailors by, for instance, having them treated in our excellent hospitals without paying taxes is just not fair towards other Estonian taxpayers.
Maritime reforms run aground
In 1993, close to 70 cargo ships sailed under Estonian flag. Since April, the number is zero. In cooperation with economy ministry, maritime council (Merendusnõukoda) has worked for reforms for years. They have come up with a 94-page base document, and its application plan. By some, tax policy by Reform Party is seen as headwind.
09.06.2014, Kaspar JõgevaPM
Estonian labor organization disagrees with Eurobarometer figures of union membership
The Estonian Trade Union Confederation (EAKL) maintains that union membership in Estonia is several times bigger than suggested by figures of the Eurobarometer survey released on Thursday.
Only 3 pct of Estonian citizens are trade union members - survey
Only 3 percent of EU citizens in Estonia are members of a trade union, it appears from a recent Eurobarometer survey on participatory democracy in Europe.
Peterson: European unions should try more to keep up with times
European trade unions spend too much time turning the world back in time instead of keeping themselves up to date and trying to actively help their members under the new conditions, Peep Peterson, the newly elected head of the main trade union body of Estonia, says.
Estonia's new union leader sees services sector as biggest challenge
The services sector remains the biggest challenge in the expansion of trade unions into sectors without union protection, the new leader of the Estonian Trade Union Confederation (EAKL) says.
Peep Peterson elected new trade unions chief
Council of Estonian Trade Union Confederation (EAKL) has just elected Peep Peterson, former head of transport trade union, to be its new president.
Editorial: what’s lacking in Estonian trade unions?
Does it matter who gets elected president of Estonian Trade Union Confederation (EAKL)at today’s elections? Well, a large part of our tax money is directed by Health Insurance Fund and unemployment insurance fund (Töötukassa). EAKL’s president sits in the council of both. He is an important person in all matters that come down to three-party talks between contactors, employers, and government.
Estonian union sees layoffs at airport as potential safety risk
The air transport section of the Estonian Transport Trade Union on Friday sent a memorandum to the Estonian Civil Aviation Administration to find out what impact the large scale redundancies planned at the Tallinn airport ground handling operator AS Tallinn Airport GH will have on safety.
Eesti Energia agrees with trade union, averts strike
The management of the mining arm of Eesti Energia said that it has reached an agreement with the trade union of miners and energy workers over the terms of the new collective agreement, reported BBN.