Report on Syrian refugees and the Greek State

(1st September 2015) Greek EPSU affiliate Adedy provided us with a report on the situation of refugees in Greece (see below). It is based on information of Adedy and the Hellenic League for Human Rights. It details the challenges faced by the Greek state and the failure to address these. It also sets out the demands to address the situation of the Greek organisations. Another important development to note in the context of the growing group of Syrian refugees has been the suspension of the (...)

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End Corporate Greed - World Day for Decent Work 2015

(31 August 2015) The ITUC is calling on all unions to engage in the World Day for Decent Work 7 October 2015. Unions celebrate our common struggle to ensure decent jobs for workers. The theme this year is End Corporate Greed. For more information WDDW 2015

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Withdraw law that attacks trade unions in Ukraine ask participants at a European meeting

(31 August 2015) The draft law on registration of trade unions should be withdrawn in the Ukrainian parliament. This was the conclusion of several European trade unionists. They considered the consequences of the law on the workers and their unions. The draft makes it much more difficult to organise workers. It also fits in statements of Parliamentary and government representatives to weaken the trade unions. The law was proposed without any discussion with the unions by a group of (...)

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Climate change, Just Transition and Jobs

(18 August 2015) Trade unions have taken a simple view towards climate change: “There are no jobs on a dead planet”. So climate action is a trade union issue. We have a vital role to play to protect jobs in existing workplaces and industries by demanding and bargaining for industrial transformation. We support new quality jobs in the emerging green economy and we fight for the ’Just Transition’ measures that ensure we leave no one behind. It means investing for the long term and investing for (...)

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EPSU contribution to EU public consultation Circular Economy: Absurdistan

(11 August 2015) The European Commission withdrew the Circular Economy Package as part of its better regulation agenda earlier this year. EPSU, ETUC and many other organisations have protested against this step. Also the majority of the European Parliament criticised the European Commission. Organisations have called on the Commission to quickly come with new and ambitious proposals. The European Parliament has adopted a resolution in July 2015 that sees the proposals for the circular (...)

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