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Protection And Rights At The Workplace: Also for Workers in Uniform

On 24 November 2016, ASSODIPRO organised a conference at which political, military, trade union and association representatives, as well as lawyers came together. The conference was an opportunity to celebrate and remember the former President of ASSODIPRO, Emilio Ammiraglia, who passed away last year but dedicated many years of his …

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Spanish MoD Gives Up Its Soldiers – A War Veteran Is Living On The Street

Abstract – The Spanish soldier Andrés Merino suffers from several injuries from an accident which happened while he was deployed in Afghanistan. Later, when he was posted in “La Legión” in Almería in 2013, he was involved in another accident which unfortunately resulted in his inability to work. The Ministry …

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HKKF Congress: Focus on education and defence agreement

The Union of Enlisted Privates and Corporals in the Danish Army (HKKF) held a congress on 13-15 November. Flemming Vinther was re-elected to his fourth term as Chairman of the Union of Enlisted Privates and Corporals in the Danish Army at HKKF’s congress on 15 November. Flemming Vinther is also …

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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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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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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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‘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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