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19.06.2018 Press release

National UPdates n°9 - June 2018

Dear readers, Welcome to the summer 2018 edition of Workers’ Voice National UPdates, showing how trade unions in different countries are taking a constructive role in promoting social progress and justice in Europe, in collaboration with employers, governments and civil society organisations.
19.06.2018 Press release

EPSCO Council: Make the European Pillar of Social Rights real

ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini has written to all Employment Ministers urging them not to dilute the Commission proposals and “adopt a meaningful general approach” on the 2 Directives up for discussion at the EPSCO Council on Thursday.
Saved at sea by Acquarius
11.06.2018 Press release

ETUC condemns Italy & praises Spain over rescue ship

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) condemns the violation of human rights and international law by the Italian Government, welcomes the humanity of the Spanish Government and criticises the lack of action by the European Union and its member states over the sorry saga of the rescue shi

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19.06.2018 Document

EPSCO Council Ministers: Make the European Pillar of Social Rights real – Adopt a meaningful general approach for the Work-Life Balance and Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directives

To the EPSCO Council Ministers Make the European Pillar of Social Rights real – Adopt a meaningful general approach for the Work-Life Balance and Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directives Dear Minister, I am writing to you in view of the discussions taking place in EPSCO on 21st June, on the Commission’s proposals for two Directives aimed at achieving the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, recently proclaimed by all Member States.
15.06.2018 Document

AFL-CIO – ETUC Joint Statement

The working people of the United States and Europe have been harmed by unfair trade practices, including China’s deliberate overproduction of steel and aluminum, intellectual property theft, forced transfer of production, and violation of basic labor rights.
24.05.2018 Document

Privacy and ETUC compliance with GDPR

At the ETUC, we respect everyone’s right to privacy, and want to keep your personal data private. This page sets out what you can expect from the ETUC in how we collect and process any data about you. We do not share your data Any personal data you provide to us is controlled by the ETUC, we do not share your data with any third parties, except to comply with certain legal obligations.
11.05.2018 Document

Declaration of the International Trade Union Conference: "The Voice of Integration of the Western Balkans"

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Declaration of the International Trade Union Conference “The Voice of Integration of the Western Balkans”, Sofia, 9 May 2018 As the EU-Western Balkans Summit is about to take place in Sofia on 17 May 2018, under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, at which the EU is expected to reaffirm its commitment to the integration of its partners in the Western Balkan countries and once again emphasise the region's place within the European family:
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