On the 19th of April Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia (LBAS) at its Steering Committee meeting took a unanimous decision: to hold people’s meeting-manifestation "Decent Work for Healthy and Educated People in Latvia". The manifestation will take place on the 1st of May at 11.00 in Riga, Dome Square.
According to the European Commission Country Report Latvia 2016 despite improving employment numbers a relatively large proportion of young people enters the labour market without necessary professional qualifications (i.e. with only basic or general secondary education).
Free Trade Union Confederation of Latvia with the support of Friedrich Ebert Foundation on 28th October in Riga and on 4th November in Jelgava organized discussion cycle about quality jobs, needs of labour force and the role of trade unions.
Today Trade Union of Health and Social Care Employees of Latvia (LVSADA) organised a meeting at the Parliament of Latvia (Saeima) to protest against inadequate financing in the state budget 2016 for health care as today the Parliament has the first reading of the state budget proposal for 2016.
From 11 till 13 September, 2015 in Riga 16th Baltic trade union youth forum was held where participated trade union youth from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. The aim of the forum was to exchange good experience and activities of Baltic trade unions in field of youth transition from education to work and promotion of job quality, find solutions for improvement of youth employment in Baltic States.
LBAS leaders had an important discussion with the President of Latvia Mr.Raimonds Vejonis on taxation policy, challenges of social dialogue and provisions of national Labour Law which are essential for working people.