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An interview with Lars Röhm about the fine against the FAU Berlin

In April, the FAU Berlin was charged 200 Euros for referring to itself as a union in its statutes. In December 2009, an injunction had been issued forcing them to remove the word union from all their publications. However the banned word remained in the statutes until mid-March as a change there would have taken several months. The management of the Babylon Mitte Cinema filed for the charges in February 2010. The injunction was also filed for by the same cinema’s management during a labor dispute with its employees, which the FAU Berlin was supporting. This is the first time that a workers’ association has been banned from calling itself a union in Germany. Lars Röhm has been the secretary of the FAU Berlin since 2009. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by manchestersolfed

May 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm