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Belgian Military Trade Unions Demonstrate Against Raise Of Pension Age

In mid-October 2016, the Belgian government abolished the current pension system of military personnel without consultations. The new system foresees a raise of retirement age from currently 56 to 63 years by 2030, and eventually to 67 years. The impact for military personnel would be disastrous, especially because of blocked …

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50 Years Of UN Covenants On Human Rights – Conference In Lisbon

The Portuguese Association of Democratic Jurists (APJD) together with the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL) organised an international conference from 10 until 12 November 2016, at the University of Law of Lisbon, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the two International Covenants on Human Rights (International Covenant on Civil and …

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Labour Rights Are Human Rights

On 20 October 2016, the Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, Maina Kiai, presented his last report to the United Nations General Assembly. In his report, the rapporteur emphasizes the deteriorating labour relations across the world but insists that labour rights are human …

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Protest March Against Dismissal Of Temporary Military Personnel In Spain

Abstract – Two Spanish ex-professional soldiers started a protest march on 11 November 2016 to demonstrate against their dismissal from the armed forces after reaching the age of 45. All temporary military personnel in Spain (about 45% of the total military force) are dismissed from service when they turn 45. …

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Portuguese Military Associations Denounce Bad Governance And Promise Not To Stand Still

Abstract – On 23 September 2016, three portuguese military associations (ANS, AOFA and AP), all of them full members of EUROMIL, convened a press conference to denounce bad governance and disrespect of the existing laws. The press conference was held in an hotel at the center of Lisbon. The three …

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AUGC Demands Trade Union Rights for Guardia Civil in Spain

On 26 October 2016 the “Asociación Unificada de Guardias Civiles” (AUGC) held its 7th Congress in Madrid, Spain. EUROMIL’s President, Emmanuel Jacob, and a delegation of EUROMIL’s Spanish member association AUME participated in the event. The main topic discussed during the opening speeches was the demand for trade union rights …

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New Initiatives of AUME

Abstract – One of EUROMIL’s Spanish member organisations, AUME, published a press release to describe two initiatives it will bring forward in the days to come. First of all, on 26 October 2016, AUME will submit an official complaint to the Ombudsman. The complaint will raise the issue of military …

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Cyber Security in Germany

Abstract – On 22 September 2016, the German Armed Forces Association (DBwV) co-organised an event in Bonn on “Cyber and White Paper 2016 – Departure towards a secure future!?” The chairman of the DBwV, Lieutenant-Colonel André Wüstner, participated in the panel discussion and said, that the personnel is the most important …

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114th Presidium Meeting of EUROMIL in Brussels

On 20 and 21 October 2016, more than 80 delegates from 24 member associations of EUROMIL came to Brussels for the 5th Congress and 114th Presidium Meeting. The Congress elected its new Board on 20 October 2016 and was followed by an evening reception to welcome the new Board together …

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‘Dwell Time’ Regulation Should Also Apply to Frontex-Deployment

Abstract – Working for Frontex means being away from home for months and exposing yourself to risks like during any other deployment. Omar Boulachioukh was deployed for three months on the Greek island of Chios with the Frontex Border Sercurity Team (BST). Yet the usual regulations regarding ‘dwell time’ (period …

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