Euro-demonstration 29 September 2010 : "No to austerity – Priority for jobs and growth! "
The European Trade Union Confederation is staging a European Day of Action on 29 September next. This Day of Action follows a decision by the ETUC Executive Committee on 1 and 2 June. It will be made up of a Euro-demonstration in Brussels and trade union actions in the various European countries. The Euro-demonstration in Brussels will be composed of fifty Trade Unions member organisations representing 30 countries. The European trade unions will be demonstrating against the austerity measures adopted recently by many European countries, and to demand recovery plans in favour of quality jobs and growth. The Euro-demonstration is under preparation. The information given on this page will be updated progressively.
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After the demonstration, a ETUC delegation will meet the European Commission President Mr Barroso and the current President of the EU Council Mr Leterme.
Route and time of demonstration
Itinerary: To download the itinerary please click here
The Euro-demonstration will take place on 29 September in Brussels. It will start at 1 pm at the gare du Midi.
Support material for demonstration
‘No to austerity. Priority for jobs and growth’
If you would like to receive a poster, please contact Antonio Moreira
Information to the press for the European Day of Action on 29 September 2010
Meetings with trade union leaders on the day of the Euro-demonstration: journalists are invited to meet and interview European trade union leaders on 29 September at 11.00 a.m., at the premises of the CGSLB, Boulevard Poincaré 72-74, 1070 Brussels (near the South (Midi) train station and the starting point of the Euro-demonstration). The press will also be allowed to take up a position in front of the lead formation in order to take photos and conduct interviews. If you wish to interview a trade union leader who will not be on hand in Brussels, we will send you the name of his/her press officer so that you can contact the individual directly.
- Trade union leaders taking part in the Euro-demonstration in Brussels (General secretaries and / or presidents): please click here to get the list
Press conference: a press conference will be held just before the start of the Euro-demonstration in Brussels, at 12 noon, at the premises of the CGSLB, Boulevard Poincaré 72-74, 1070 Brussels. We have sent out this invitation to a large number of people. If you have not received it, please contact us. You can also find this invitation on the website page on the European Day of Action under the heading "Information to the press".
Press releases: You can find our press releases at the following web address http://www.etuc.org/a/7407#Press
A press release announcing the number of participants in the Euro-demonstration will be published at the end of the event.
Photos: The ETUC will take photos of the Euro-demonstration and will place them online after the event on its Flickr network, which can be found on its site. The photos will be royalty-free. See http://www.flickr.com/photos/etuc-ces
Press contacts: for any requests for additional information, please get in touch with the ETUC press contacts or the Belgian trade union organisations.
ETUC press contacts
|Patricia Grillo||Responsable du département presse||+32 2 22 40 430||+32 (0) 477 77 01 64|
|Daniele Melli||Attaché de presse||+32 2 22 40 431||+32 (0) 473 94 25 63|
|Emanuela Bonacina||Attachée de presse||+32 2 22 40 432||+32 (0) 473 94 26 47|
Press contacts for Belgian trade union organisations
CSC –ACV :
|Diana De Crop||+32 2 246 32 84||+32 (0)476 41 00 24|
|Greet Vandendriessche||+32 2 246 34 82||+32 (0)477 37 88 17|
FGTB – ABVV:
|Audrey Lhoest||+32 2 506 83 65||+32 476 90 16 30|
|Nora Cassiers||+32 2 506 82 43||+32 477 18 50 06|
CGSLB – ACLVB:
|Didier Seghin||+32 2 558 51 50||+32 473 78 06 18||Dirk Mertens||+32 476 22 16 19|
Actions in the various European countries
General strike: The Spanish affiliates of the ETUC will be holding a general strike on 29 September.
Demonstrations: Besides the Euro-demonstration in Brussels and the general strike in Spain, demonstrations will also take place on 29 September in Portugal, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Serbia, Romania, Poland ,Ireland and France.
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