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17.10.2019 Press release

ETUC statement on the Brexit deal

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) believes there is no Brexit that will benefit working people. In the circumstances, we welcome the European Union’s efforts to stop no-deal, guarantee the Good Friday Agreement and avoid a hard border in Ireland.  

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16.10.2019 Document

Luca Visentini speech to EU Social Summit

TSS Group
Dear Presidents, Prime Minister, Vice President, Commissioner, Ministers, Colleagues from the social partners, This is the last Tripartite Social Summit of the current European Commission, and also the last for Donald Tusk as President of the Council. I would like to warmly thank Donald for the support and leadership you have shown in organising and driving the TSS over the last years. You have done this giving great consideration to the social partners’ ideas and proposals.
07.10.2019 Document

15 ETUC priorities for the new mandate of the EU institutions

The European Trade Union Confederation represents 45 million workers from 90 national trade unions in 38 European countries and 10 European sectoral trade union federations. It presents the following priorities for the new mandate of the EU institutions, particularly the new Commission’s Work Programme and strategic agenda for the next five years.
30.09.2019 Document

Letter to the Commission regarding 'one in, one out' principle

Dear President-elect, I am writing to you to express our deep concern over the proposal for the new Commission to operate a ‘one in, one out’ to legislation. The ETUC is positive about the prospects for the EU to achieve social progress over the next five years, recognising that the new Commission has set political priorities that reflect some major concerns of working people and put in a place a team with a strong track record. 
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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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