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02.08.2021 Press release

Low income leaves 35 million without holiday

Workers receiving poverty-level pay are among 35 million of the poorest Europeans who can’t afford a summer holiday, ETUC research has found amid the campaign to strengthen the EU’s wages directive.

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03.08.2021 Publication

Getting young workers on board of the European Pillar of Social rights - The EPSR Action Plan through the youth lenses

Across the EU, young people are continuing to face a number of significant challenges to enter and get a stable position in the labour market. They do not easily obtain good quality jobs with decent wages and are still faced with significant exclusion from regular employment, good-quality education, training opportunities as well as adequate inclusion and coverage in the national social protection systems. Young women and migrants are particularly affected.  This results in significant challenges for young people to secure a stable foothold in good quality employment.
20.07.2021 Document

ETUC condolences and solidarity with flood victims

The ETUC offers sincere condolences to all the people, families and communities hit by the flooding in Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and The Netherlands. Today, on the Belgian national day of mourning for the victims of the floods, the ETUC expresses its horror at the scale of devastation, solidarity with all the victims and their loved ones, and thanks emergency service workers and all workers and volunteers involved in helping to deal with the impacts of the floods. 
15.07.2021 Document

ETUC letter to EU on Lithuania

Dear President von der Leyen,   Dear President Michel, Dear President Sassoli, Following the recent developments at the Lithuania-Belarus border, and the recent decision taken by the Lithuanian parliament to approve the mass detention of migrants, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) calls for immediate EU action to ensure migrants’ fundamental rights are respected.
25.06.2021 Document

Statement by the ETUC Women’s Committee on the ratification of ILO C190

Statement by the ETUC Women’s Committee on the ratification of ILO C190 Adopted by the ETUC Women’s Committee on 24 June 2021 Every worker, no matter who they are or what work they do, deserves the protection of ILO Convention 190 concerning violence and harassment in the world of work.
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