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International Workers Memorial Day
23.04.2019 Press release

Work is to earn living, not cause death

Almost two hundred thousand people die every year in the European Union as a result of workplace diseases, illnesses and accidents. The reality is much worse - there is massive under reporting by employers, and when a worker is killed by their work it harms whole families.

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17.04.2019 Document

ETUC- MASZSZ letter to Magyar Nemzet

Dear editor,  While fully respecting the editorial freedom of Magyar Nemzet, we are shocked at the publication of the article as ‘the left has targeted workers by trade unions too’ (6 April 2019) as a ‘news’ article.
11.04.2019 Publication

More democracy at work

dem at work
Freedom, democracy and social justice are core values of the European Union. Democracy is important; not only on the political but also on the economic level. More Democracy at Work is part of a broader approach for a more Social Europe which is urgently needed. Workers represent an integral part of companies and the public sector, offering their time, energy and skills on a daily basis. Their voice and influence are however limited and are in fact shrinking
09.04.2019 Publication

New trade union strategies for new forms of employment

New forms of employment
Circular to all ETUC member organizations.  Brussels, 8th April 2019 Dear colleagues, The ETUC is pleased to send you its new report, ‘New trade union strategies for new forms of employment’, which you will find enclosed. The survey was commissioned by the ETUC and carried out by Professors Countouris and De Stefano to explore options for new legal conceptual frameworks implied by the rise of ‘new forms of employment’, and in particular from the growth of forms of work that fall outside traditional labour and social security protections.
08.04.2019 Document

Report "New trade union strategies for new forms of employment"

Circular to all ETUC member organizations.  Brussels, 8th April 2019 Dear colleagues, The ETUC is pleased to send you its new report, ‘New trade union strategies for new forms of employment’, which you will find enclosed. The survey was commissioned by the ETUC and carried out by Professors Countouris and De Stefano to explore options for new legal conceptual frameworks implied by the rise of ‘new forms of employment’, and in particular from the growth of forms of work that fall outside traditional labour and social security protections.
04.04.2019 Document

ETUC Action on access to social protection (Resolution)

ETUC action on access to social protection (Resolution) Adopted at the Executive Committee of 26 – 27 March 2019 Background In March 2018 the European Commission issued a proposal for a Council Recommendation on Access to Social Protection for Workers and self-employed.
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The ETUC takes action in a number of ways: through political pressure and negotiations with EU institutions, social dialogue, and large-scale demonstrations.

Since the start of the crisis, the European Union has demonstrated its growing power over countries that use the single currency. But even outside the Eurozone, EU Member States face the same challenges and are becoming increasingly interdependent. Climate change, energy supply, worker mobility and migration are among the issues that cannot be tackled by individual nations.

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Actions
  • Influencing European decision-making
  • Representing workers through European social dialogue
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Aims and priorities
  • United action for Social Europe
  • Quality jobs, workers’ rights and a fair society
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Organisation and people
  • Congress, Executive & Steering Committee
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  • Staff
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The Leadership Team
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