Why trade union power is on the rise in Estonia

  • 2007-01-24
  • Interview by Joel Alas
Estonia's trade union movement was thrown into the spotlight last week after doctors, nurses and medical workers threatened to hold the nation's largest strike since independence. Their action forced hospital employers and the government to accede to demands for major pay increases, although the exact figure is yet to be settled. TBT spoke with Harri Taliga, president of the Confederation of Estonian Trade Unions, about the influence of the union movement on Estonia's labor market.Estonia's union movement is relatively undeveloped, compared to Western nations. Has the medical workers' confl...
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