Project Partner Organizations

Project VS/2018/0030 „Promotion of Youth Workers Involvement and Decision Making in Trade Unions and Undertakings” is being implemented by the following organizations:

The Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS)
Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia is the biggest non-governmental organisation in Latvia, which unites 21 member organization and protects the interests of members and employees of professional trade union on the sectoral and inter-sectoral level. The purpose of activities of the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia is to protect the interests of trade union members. The main principle of operation is solidarity – joint coordinated actions of the affiliates. The Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia represents the interests of members and protects their rights in the social and economic field. The Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia works in the National Tripartite Cooperation Council together with the government and Employers’ Confederation of Latvia. The Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia respects the principles of social dialogue in cooperation with the social partners. The Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia participates in the elaboration of economic and social development programmes, in the evaluation of draft laws, in working groups on improvement of labour conditions, salaries, tariff policies, compulsory social insurance and social guaranties, healthcare as well as employment, vocational education and lifelong learning.
The Latvian Building Sector Trade Union (LBNA)
The Latvian Building Sector Trade Union is a member organization of the Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS), the European Federation of Building and Wood Workers (EFBWW) and the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI). The Latvian Building Sector Trade Union brings together employees involved in the entire construction process, starting with the preparation of the construction plan, engineering study, development of construction project, construction works and production, improvement, operation, restoration and dismantling of construction products, as well as others who voluntarily chose it, incl. students.

  • The Latvian Building Sector Trade Union:
  • unites workers for solidary actions;
  • concludes collective agreements with employers and general agreement with association of employers;
  • organizes trainings for members;
  • solves collective work quarrels, makes decisions on the organization of pickets, street marches;
  • protects the rights and interests of the members in labour relations with employers;
  • provides free legal aid for workers.
The Forest Sphere Trade Union of Latvia (LMNA)
The Forest Sphere Trade Union of Latvia is an independent, democratic organization that represents and defends labour and other social and economic interests its members – employees. The Forest Sphere Trade Union of Latvia brings together employees working in the forestry, logging, woodworking, paper and cellulose production industries.
The Forest Sphere Trade Union of Latvia is a social partner and its’ activities focus on the sustainable development and profitability of the forest sector, taking into account environmental and social conditions, balancing the interests of employers and employees in the development of employment relationships and promoting the creation of the highest possible added value at every stage of production.
Croatian Metalworkers’ Trade Union – Industrial Union (SMH-IS)
Croatian Metalworkers’ Trade Union – Industrial Union under this title exists since April 11, 1996. The beginnings of the founding of the trade union started in 18-19 centuries when various workers’ associations were being developed to protect the interests of members of these associations. With the development of these professional associations, the idea of ​​association and associated performances in the defense of labor rights have raised.
Nowadays the Croatian Metalworkers’ Trade Union – Industrial Union is a member of the Alliance of Independent Trade Unions of Croatia and has about 12000 members. Croatian Metalworkers’ Trade Union – Industrial Union is represented in 154 companies. There are 75 signed collective agreements. Croatian Metalworkers’ Trade Union – Industrial Union is a member of Industriall Global Union. Croatian Metalworkers’ Trade Union – Industrial Union has the right based on the Constitution and the Law of the Republic of Croatia in the interest of the realization of labor rights to organize various forms of industrial action including strikes.
Hungarian Federation of Building, Wood and Building Material Workers’ Unions (EFEDOSZSZ)
The Federation of Building, Wood and Building Material Workers’ Unions is the only representative trade union in Hungary in the construction industry. Main objective is to represent the interests of members – the employees in the construction, wood and construction materials sector, both at company level and at national level. The Federation of Building, Wood and Building Material Workers’ Unions negotiates collective agreements, organizes trainings and seminars, takes part in the social dialogue. Furthermore the Federation of Building, Wood and Building Material Workers’ Unions promotes building sector for the younger generations to attract gifted youngsters thus securing the future of the industry.
Bulgarian Federation of Construction, Industry and Water Supply – Podkrepa (FCIW-PODKREPA)
Federation of Construction, Industry and Water Supply – Podkrepa is an independent non-governmental trade union organization representing a voluntary union of construction workers, designing, manufacturing construction materials and products, road construction and road maintenance, water supply and sewerage in the Republic of Bulgaria.
The Federation is a full and regular member of the Confederation of Labor “Podkrepa” since its inception. Internationally, the Federation is a member of the Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) and the Public Services International (PSI), as well as the European Federation of Building and Wood Workers (EFBWW) and the European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU). The federation’s structure includes professional regional trade unions, trade union organizations and trade unions. In total, the federation has 64 trade union sections with a total of over 6000 trade union members. The Federation is the main social partner of the social dialogue in the economic activities construction, road construction and road maintenance, water supply and sewerage which is carried out at the tripartite national branch level. The Federation established and built a Construction Qualification Center (CCC) as the first social structure in the construction industry with main activity training to acquire and enhance the professional qualification of construction workers.
Union of Free Trade Unions of Montenegro (USSCG)
Union of Free Trade Unions of Montenegro is a voluntary, interest-based organization of employees, based on democratic principles and independent of political, national and religious organizations.
The Mission of the Union of Free Trade Unions of Montenegro is to build Montenegro as a country of social justice and social well-being for all its citizens.
The basic principles of organization in the Union are: volunteerism, solidarity, autonomy of members, equality, tolerance, freedom of opinion and expression, gender equality; democratic elections and the right of each member to elect and be elected to the organs of the Union.
The basic principles of the Union’s actions are: social dialogue and equality of social partners in dialogue; social justice; democratic resolution of disputable issues with the application of permissible forms of trade union battle; the strike as the ultimate mean of achieving the goals of the Union, for the protection of the legal, material and social security of the members of the Union and for the preservation of acquired rights; abstaining from any activities at the expense of other trade unions which are members of the Union; cooperation with other trade unions, associations and confederations at the national and international level.
The Union of Free Trade Unions of Montenegro is a full member of the European Confederation of Trade Unions and the International Confederation of Trade Unions.
Latvian Builders Association (LBA)
Latvian Builders Association brings together construction professionals for a successful and sustainable construction development in Latvia and, if possible, also beyond. The purpose of the Latvian Builders Association is to coordinate and protect the interests of its members in the construction industry – in labour market, economic issues and relations between employers and employees, as well as in relations with the clients.
Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC)
Bulgarian Construction Chamber i san independent and voluntary professional association which protects the interests of construction consumers and is an official representative of construction companies in Bulgaria. Bulgarian Construction Chamber contributes to transparent construction environment and stimulates the effective construction process and quality of buildings.
Hungarian Federation of Building Contractors (EVOSZ)
Hungarian Federation of Building Contractors represents the interests of Hungarian building contractors on national and international level and promotes technical and professional development of the construction industry. Hungarian Federation of Building Contractors supports building of industry-specialized education and professional trainings, represents interests of members in the case of professional and ethical issues and fosters development of small and medium-sized enterprises
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