The state of trade union rights in Turkey, recent protests in Belarus and attacks on unions in other countries were discussed with Anton Leppik at the last EPSU Executive Committee.
This year’s World Water Day was special. For the first time we celebrated the fact that an European Union Member State, Slovenia, has enshrined the human right to water and sanitation in its constitution. And if Slovenia can do it, then surely all Member States can do it.
We celebrated International Women’s Day #IWD 8 March. For over a century the workers’ movement has campaigned to fight against discrimination between men and women and for gender equality. We have achieved a lot. But the pay gap remains. In the EU it is over 17%.
Welcome to this special edition of the EPSU Newsletter, two crucial events took place in the European trade unions and European Union sphere, last week, which we believe merit the focus of their own publication.
CETA the EU-Canadian trade deal will be voted on at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg this week.
Welcome to the latest edition of the EPSU newsletter. Read about how protests against the EU-Canadian trade agreement CETA have intensified as the European Parliament plenary vote approaches, now expected on February 15th.
This edition of the EPSU newsletter chronicles a surge in European trade union actions in support of workers rights and against further austerity measures.
Many unions have been active on Public Services Day to underline that CETA is a bad deal for public service workers. Our message is getting more and more response. Governments have this week demanded that national parliaments should have a say as well. But the issue is Brexit.
The campaign to stop CETA has gathered pace, as EPSU this week launched a series of actions against the controversial EU-Canada free trade agreement. The first will take place on Public Service day (23 June), followed by a week of coordinated online action from 27 June – 1 July.