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AUME Requests the Suspension of Physical Testing in the Spanish Armed Forces

Abstract –  On 3 November 2019, the Spanish military association AUME requested the Minister of Defence to temporarily suspend collective physical unit tests conducted in almost all armed forces units, after a soldier died last Thursday, 31 October 2019 as a result of that test. It is the second known …

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Military Trade Unionism Discussed in Rome

Gerard Guinan, General Secretary of PDFORRA, recently attended a meeting on behalf of EUROMIL organised by Senator Vincenzo D’Arienzo for members of the Italian Armed Forces representative bodies. The meeting was well attended with representatives from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Guardia de Finanzia and Carbenerri. The meeting was moderated …

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First ever LGBTQI event at NATO

On 6 June 2019, the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL), the Permanent Representation of Belgium to NATO and the Joint Delegation of Canada to NATO, co-hosted a panel discussion on “Integrating LGBTQI Perspectives in Allied and Partner Armed Forces” at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels. The …

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Trade union rights recognized again for military personnel by the European Committee of Social Rights

In a decision on the case of CGIL v. Italy (No. 140/2016) that became public on 7 june 2019, the European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR), recognized again trade union rights for military personnel. Analysing a complaint of the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL) against Italy concerning the violation of the …

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Right to Freedom of Assocation for Italian Military Personnel discussed at CGIL

On 18 June 2019, the Italian General Confederation of Labour (CGIL), together with EUROMIL, organised an event on the right to freedom of association for military personnel in Rome. The event gathered representatives of the trade union world, representatives of military associations and trade unions from several European countries, EUROMIL, …

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Proposals to Political Parties Concerning Military Personnel in Spain

Abstract – Prior to the upcoming general elections foreseen on 28 April 2019 in Spain, the United Association of Spanish Military (AUME) met with the main national political parties to inform them about the main concerns and goals of military personnel as well to make suggestions regarding their electoral programmes …

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Euromil News

Statement of EUROMIL in Support of the Demonstration Organised by Spanish Military Associations on 12 May 2018

The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL) fully supports the demonstration jointly organised by 5 Spanish military associations, namely AUME, ATME, AMTM, UMT and 45 Sin Despidos, to claim their rights in front of the Ministry of Defence on 12 May 2018. To read the statement of EUROMIL in support …

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EUROMIL Statement in Support of Teresa Franco

“The member associations of EUROMIL at their meeting in Brussels in the context of the 117th Presidium have been informed of the last administrative procedure launched against Corporal Teresa Franco, Secretary for Women of the “United Association of Spanish Military” (AUME), and is particularly concerned about the succession of detentions, …

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Soon Trade Unionism in the Italian Military?

In Italy, military personnel are still denied joining military professional associations or trade unions. Despite several court cases and bills in the Italian Parliament, there seemed to be no positive evolution/development in this regard. However, in a public meeting on 10 April 2018, the Italian Constitutional Court had to judge …

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Euromil News

Evolving Security Responses in a Changing Environment

The European Organisation of Military Associations (EUROMIL), together with the Quaker Council for European Affairs (QCEA), organised a policy discussion on “Evolving security responses in a changing environment: opportunities and challenges” on 27 February 2018. The discussion involved actors from across the spectrum and was an opportunity to unpack some …

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