Albanian GDP is growing at a slow pace and so is consumption. Investments dropped by 14% between 2012 and 2014. The unemployment rate, which stood at 17.7% in 2015, is among the highest in Europe. Against this backdrop, SPMSH has fought a hard struggle to safeguard jobs and promote decent working conditions in the mines. Union members have taken part in protests on several occasions in order to raise awareness of their situation.

IndustriAll Europe congratulates SPMSH on the outcome of their recent collective bargaining. General Secretary, Luc Triangle praises the solidarity and spirit of their efforts and wishes them further success in the future.

Link to industriAll Europe national collective agreement news