Celebration for Estonian dockers
Good news for dockers working for Transiidikeskuse AS in Tallin, Estonia have finally been granted their Christmas bonus……..from 2012!
The employer didn't give workers their bonus saying it was because one of their team had been involved in an accident. The union considered this to be discrimination but their approaches to the company were unsuccessful so they pursued the case through the courts.
Now the court has ruled in favour of the workers saying that it's not acceptable for employers to collectively punish their workforce. They said the actions of the employer were against the principles of equal treatment.