Euro-demonstration on 21st June in Luxembourg City - Action and Information Day in Europe
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) calls for a Euro-demonstration on 21 June in Luxembourg City against austerity and the type of economic governance that the European Union wants to impose on workers across Europe.
Through this demonstration, the ETUC intends to show its opposition to the decisions concerning economic governance and the Euro Plus Pact which will be on the table of the European Council on 24 June. The Euro Plus Pact will be applicable to the Euro zone and six other economies (Bulgaria, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania). Its implications on pay, social security and the collective bargaining structure are serious.
In particular, this Pact includes recommendations to Member States on:
comparisons of unit labour costs,
hostility to wage indexation and more generally to centralised bargaining,
linking pay to productivity irrespective of inflation,
downward pressure on public sector pay and, in some cases, on minimum wages, also with consequences for the private sector,
downward pressure on pension entitlements and early retirement schemes,
promotion of strict budgetary and constitutional controls on public debt and expenditure.
The ETUC considers that this approach is totally unacceptable and is determined to oppose it.
The Euro-demonstration is organised in close cooperation between the ETUC and the two trade unions of Luxembourg (OGBL and LCGB and) affiliated to the ETUC.
Route and Time of demonstration
Gathering near the station, Place de la Gare, then heading to the Avenue de la Liberté, Adolphe bridge, Place of Brussels and Roosevelt Boulevard to finish at Constitution Square.
The Euro-demonstration will start at 15.00 pm (gathering from 14.00) and it will end at around 16:30.
Support material for demonstration
"No to Austerity - For a Social Europe, for Fair Pay, investments and Jobs"
If you would like to receive a poster, please contact Antonio Moreira: email@example.com
Information to the press
A press conference will be held at 11.30 am at the Mercure Grand Hotel Alfa, Place de la Gare Luxembourg, with the participation of Bernadette Segol, General Secretary of the ETUC, Ignacio Fernández Toxo, President of the ETUC, Jean-Claude Reding, President of OGBL and Patrick Dury, General Secretary of LCGB.
A meeting with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg and the ETUC delegation will take place at 10:00 am.
A meeting room (near the departure point of the demonstration) will be available to union leaders and the European press.
The Euro-demonstration in video
Press contacts: for any requests for additional information, please get in touch with the ETUC press contacts or the Luxembourg trade union organisations.
ETUC press contacts
Patricia Grillo Head of Press and Communications +32 (0) 2 22 40 430 +32 (0) 477 77 01 64
Daniele Melli Press officer +32 (0) 2 22 40 431 + 32 (0) 473 94 25 63
Emanuela Bonacina Press officer +32 (0) 2 22 40 432 +32 (0) 473 94 26 47
Press contacts for Luxembourg trade union organisations
OGBL: Mil Lorang Communication and Public relations Department +352 496005262
LCGB: Christophe Knebeler Head of Public relations +352 49 94 24 306
Web sites of Luxembourg Trade Unions:
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