Euromil News

Human Rights Jurisprudence in relation to the Armed Forces

The third “silent leges inter arma” conference organised by the Belgian Group under the Auspices of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War was held in Bruges from 17 September until 20 September 2019. This conference brought together no less than 95 participants from 30 different …

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Euromil News

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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Euromil News

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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Euromil News

The Italian Opportunity to Introduce Real Trade Unionism in the Armed Forces!

On 28 February 2019, EUROMIL organised in close collaboration with CGIL, FICIESSE and its longstanding Italian member association ASSODIPRO a conference on trade unionism in the Italian armed forces after the judgment of the Constitutional Court of June 2018. Arriving in Rome on 27 February 2019 EUROMIL’s President Emmanuel Jacob …

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Euromil News

The Right to Strike: Like a Bull in a China Shop?

Let me start this article by summarizing in a few lines what EUROMIL is all about. EUROMIL is committed to the principle of “Citizen in Uniform” and particularly demands (1) equal rights and treatment of soldiers, (2) the right of servicemen and -women to form and join trade unions and …

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Members news

EUROMIL Board Meets in Lisbon and Portuguese Associations Debate Trade Union Rights

Abstract – In the middle of the four-year term, the Board of EUROMIL, held an extraordinary meeting in Lisbon on 21 February to review the past two years and to prospect the two years period until the Congress, scheduled for October 2020, when elections will take place for the next …

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Members news

Following the Decision Taken at the Extraordinary Congress in Budapest

Abstract – In Portugal, a nationwide newspaper (Diário de Notícias) published on 5 November 2018 an opinion article written by António Bernardo Colaço, Judge Counselor to the Supreme Court of Justice (retired), at a time when the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions has adopted the new name …

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Euromil News

South African Military Unionism

On the occasion of his participation at the 10th ICOAF, EUROMIL President Emmanuel Jacob had the opportunity to meet a delegation of the South African Security Forces Union (SASFU). Already in the past, EUROMIL was in contact with military trade unions from South Africa and it was a good occasion …

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Euromil News

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

Military Trade Unionism in Europe

EUROMIL, together with the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) organised a lunch debate on “Military Trade Unionism in Europe” on 21 March 2018. Peter Scherrer, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) Deputy General Secretary, opened the debate by stating that the right of workers to have their voices heard, the right …

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