(7 March 2014) The campaign that is called "Enough of their crisis – back to our future” aims to mobilise young workers to put pressure to European institutions and national governments to give a long lasting solution to one of the major problems of the crisis: youth unemployment.
This campaign aims to reclaim youth’s future.
On Friday 7 March 2014, the European trade union federations’ youth organisations are launching a joint campaign calling on the EU institutions and employers to put (...)
Happy International Woman’s Day! Video with Annelie Nordstrom, President of Kommunal
Trade Union Action is key to reduce gender pay inequality in Europe
(5 March 2014) A new EPSU survey commissioned to the Labour Research Department that was recently published to get a better understanding of trade union action to narrow the gender pay gap in the public sector shows that trade unions are simply key to address and reduce gender pay inequality effectively. The report monitors trade union action for public administration, education, national, regional and local government, (...)
(4 March 2014) On 9th February a slim majority of Swiss citizens voted in favour of an initiative proposed by the Swiss People’s Party that seeks to reintroduce controls on immigrants from the European Union. For the Trade Union Movement and all progressive forces, this decision marks a major step backwards for immigrants living in Switzerland and will only lead the country down a dead end.
You can read, in the attached documents, the position of the Swiss trade unions and their leaders: (...)
(4 March 2014) A High-level Trade Union Summit about the "European trade unions in dialogue for a Social Europe" will be held on March 19 in Brussels.
This event will debate the past five years of economic crisis and the responses by the trade unions in Europe as well as the role of the European Commission and the European Parliament in this term that comes to an end in several weeks. On the eve of the tripartite summit the event will count with many leaders of the national confederations (...)
ETUC Press release - 3 March 2014
Following campaigns by trade unions and civil society organisations in Europe, the Commission agreed to hold a public consultation on investor protection instruments that enable investors to sue governments for introducing democratically agreed policies which may affect their profits. That mechanism, known as Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS), which is under discussion in the TTIP trade and investment talks between the EU and US, has been (...)
The European Commission presented the EU energy and climate change policy framework for 2030, 20 January 2014. The Commission proposes CO2 emission reductions of 40% in 2030. It also has conducted a number of impact assessments that show the implications for prices, for jobs and skills and qualifications of different targets and scenarios. The employers and unions raised a large number of questions focused on the employment and price implications of various policies. There is broad concern (...)
(3 March 2014) The Council of the Federation of Trade Unions of Ukraine (FPU) was held on 27 February. The meeting started with a minute of silence in commemoration of those who died during the conflict escalation in the Ukraine. It discussed further the current situation in the Ukraine and determined the priorities for the trade unions.
Members of the Council underlined that as a result of the mass protest of the people the government changed, and the state and society took the path of (...)
Turkey - protest over sub-contracting; Croatia - strike and demonstration over labour law; Georgia - support for firefighters; Denmark - dispute in care sector; Netherlands - no progress in local government; Italy - unions to negotiate over Red Cross restructuring
(Brussels, 27 February 2014) At the last EPSU Executive Committee we raised a number of concerns regarding current trade negotiations, including the EU-US (TTIP) and EU-Canada (CETA) negotiations – see also the note for the Executive Committee below (EN/FR/DE/ES/SV) and the report of the EPSU meeting on trade held last November (available in all EPSU languages) for background information.
Also below the letter from the ETUC ’ EU/Canada CETA; EU/US TTIP’.
As we mentioned, the CETA (...)