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Defending Essential Workers’ Trade Union Rights: Final Conference

Defending Essential Workers’ Trade Union Rights: Final Conference

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ICOAF14 meeting in Oslo

The 14th International Conference of Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces (14ICOAF) was held in Oslo (Norway) on 3-4 October 2022.  The meeting was co-hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF) and the Parliamentary Ombud’s Committee for the Norwegian Armed Forces. This year’s 14ICOAF explored the role …

ILO – Technical meeting on the protection of whistle-blowers in the public service sector

Mr Emmanuel Jacob, EUROMIL’s President, took part in a week-long technical meeting hosted by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). The meeting, which was held in Geneva from 26 to 30 September 2022, concerned the protection of whistle-blowers in the public service sector and had a positive conclusion.   The focus …

The President of EUROMIL meets the Minister of Defence of North Macedonia

The Minister of Defence of North Macedonia, Ms. Slavjanka Petrovska met with the President of EUROMIL, Mr Emmanuel Jacob, where they discussed a key issue in defence – the improvement of the standard and working conditions of the members of the Armed Forces. The Minister of Defence Ms. Slavjanka Petrovska …

My memories of EUROMIL

These articles are part of EUROMIL’s fiftieth anniversary commemorations. The original article was written by Bernhard Gertz in German. You can read it here. The honorary chairman of the DBwV, Col (Ret) Bernhard Gertz, was vice-President for 18 years and also the acting President of EUROMIL for a few months. Today, …

Defending Essential Workers’ Trade Union Rights: Report Submitted to Council of Europe

On Friday, 1 July the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU), the European Confederation of Police (EuroCOP) and the European Organisation of Military Associations and Trade Unions (EUROMIL) submitted a report on violations of trade union rights to the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR). Together …

EUROMIL welcomes NATO’s 2022 Strategic Concept

NATO’s new Strategic Concept reaffirms NATO’s values and purpose, and provides an overview of how the Alliance will deal with today’s turbulent geopolitical environment. The Russian Federation, after its unjustified aggression against Ukraine, poses the biggest and more direct threat to the Euro-Atlantic area, while China, terrorism, non-proliferation, climate change …


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EUROMIL podcast series on the Strategic Compass

EUROMIL welcomes the adoption of the Strategic Compass and the further development of the defence sector under European Union framework. The podcast series aim to shed light on important questions that the document has created.Read more…

Strengthening and Defending TU Rights in the Public Sector: EPSU, EuroCOP, EUROMIL Project

EPSU, EuroCOP and EUROMIL are coordinating a joint project on ‘Strengthening and Defending Trade Union Rights in the Public Sector.’ The project intends to assess current legislative frameworks across the EU regarding trade union rights for public sector workers, including the military and police forces. Read more…

Collective Bargaining & the Armed Forces

Collective bargaining is an important and necessary tool in furthering the rights of workers as it allows for the interests of individuals to be represented as a whole, at a high level with formal procedures in place. Unfortunately, collective bargaining is not always available for workers in the public sector, in particular for members of the armed forces, as they are often prevented from doing so by legislators. Read more…

Armed Forces & COVID-19

Globally, the COVID-19 pandemic created new challenges, including for the armed forces. Since the beginning of this unprecedent health crisis, EUROMIL has been closely monitoring the role of European armed forces in fighting the virus and the overall support they provided to civilian authorities and the population. Read more…

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    November 30 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 5:00 pm
    Landsberger Allee 106
    Berlin, 10369 Germany

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