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25.01.2022 Press release

Uber & Deliveroo fail EU tests on self-employment

Europe’s biggest platform companies will fail the majority of the five tests laid down by the EU to determine whether their staff are genuinely self-employed, an analysis by the ETUC has found.
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11.01.2022 Press release

ETUC Condolences for the loss of David Sassoli

We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament. David Sassoli was a true defender of European values and democracy, and fought for a fairer and more united Europe.

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17.12.2021 Document

Letter to Commission on TRIPS waiver for COVID vaccines

Dear Executive Vice-President Dombrovskis, Dear Valdis, It has been nearly two years since the outbreak of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Workers have stepped up, putting themselves at risk to safeguard people’s lives, livelihoods, and the global economy, and driven outstanding advances in science and medicine with the rapid development of Covid-19 tests, treatments, drugs, medical devices, personal protective equipment and, most importantly, vaccines.
14.12.2021 Document

ETUC Guidelines to provide inputs in the Public debate for the EU Economic Governance Review (adopted)

ETUC Guidelines to provide inputs in the Public debate for the EU Economic Governance Review Adopted at the virtual Executive Committee Meeting of 8-9 December 2021 The European Commission has relaunched the consultation on “economic governance”: the rules that govern economic policymaking across EU countries. Our aim is to move away from austerity and create conditions that bring about the permanent mobilisation of resources for investments and the financing of the European social policies.
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