Supporting campaigns, strikes and protests
Solidarity is a core area of our joint European trade union work There are common elements to many of the actions of public service unions as we fight for better pay and working conditions or when we defend trade union rights or protest against privatisation and attacks on public services. Any expression of solidarity is welcomed by unions and it can be a real boost to their campaign when EPSU, its affiliates and other trade union organisations, not only send messages of support but also messages of protest to companies, employers and governments. This briefing gives examples of our solidarity work in recent years.
Mar. 05, 2022
European social partners of local and regional governments strongly support their peers in Ukraine
We, CEMR and EPSU, representing social partners at the European Social Dialogue Committee of Local and Regional Governments, strongly condemn the multiple attacks and violations of the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine by Russia.
Feb. 23, 2022
Unions call on all to step back from conflict and open a real dialogue in Russia-Ukraine conflict
The ETUC and the ITUC call for an immediate end to hostilities and the conflict in eastern Ukraine following the recognition by the Russian government of the Donetsk and Luhansk socalled people’s republics.