ETUC Press Statement Laval and Viking Cases

Seville, 23/05/2007

"This is good news for unions and for Europe. Union rights to take action to compel a company from another member state to observe collective agreements have been upheld. The Advocates General have also upheld trade union action to dissuade a company from relocating to another country. We will study the details carefully but these are important landmark and positive opinions for all European trade unions and for Europe".