Brussels, 24 April 2014
FEMS, the European Federation of Salaried Doctors/Fédération Européenne des Médicins Salariés, has initiated an Action Day of the European Doctors on 15 May 2014.
The four main claims are :
• Secure money to ensure quality health for all European citizens
• Stop corruption
• Stop repression on Doctors
• Decent Salaries and decent Working Conditions for all European Doctors
On that day FEMS plans to hold a demonstration in front of the EU buildings in Brussels. (...)
Granada, 12 April 2014 / Brussels, 24 April 2014
The European Public Health Association (EUPHA) from 9 to 12 April 2014 organised its 5th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health in Granada (Spain).
The participants adopted a declaration as they felt that "when many European countries are implementing austerity policies, it is especially important that the public health community should speak out on behalf of the poor and marginalized. Among them are many migrants, who (...)
22 April - This year’s Earth Day focuses on Green Cities. Three issues are central for cities to become green - investments in buildings, energy, and transportation. The Earth Day Network, a group of primarily environmental organisations aims to help cities become more sustainable and reduce their carbon footprint. Investments will be needed to accelerate their transition to a cleaner, healthier, and more economically viable future. The ETUC investment plan reflects these priorities for (...)
(23 April 2014) With tensions very high following the annexation of Crimea by Russia, the unrest in the Eastern part of Ukraine, threats to gas supplies as well as the policies announced by the government and IMF, the country is also facing Presidential elections in May. The trade unions have issued their election manifesto taking as their reference democracy and achieving European standards of living. They expect the future President of Ukraine to ensure the development of Ukraine as a (...)
(22 April 2014) On 15 April 2014 the European Parliament (EP) adopted a reform to strengthen corporate accountability and transparency regarding the impact of businesses’ activities on human rights, the environment and society. The new legislation will require companies to disclose information about the policies and due diligence processes that businesses have in place to assess risks and to prevent adverse impacts of their operations.
In the course of intense negotiations between the (...)
Germany - pay rise for federal and local government workers; Greece - strike over job cuts; Portugal - demonstration over austerity and working time; France - waste workers take action; Italy - unions campaign at Red Cross; Denmark - care home collapse threatens jobs
(16 April 2014) Our ECI-campaign has been nominated for the European Democratic Citizenship Award in the category of Best Campaign 2013, by the European Civic Forum.
The European Democratic Citizenship Awards celebrates civic engagement and reward every year civil society initiatives and actors which give real substance to democratic citizenship, bring about social innovation and positive change in the life of the local, regional, national or European communities. We can be proud that our (...)
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