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15.11.2018 Press release

Success for Transparent & Predictable Working Conditions Directive

The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) thanks the European Parliament for voting for the Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions to go to the next step in the process, and calls on the Austrian Presidency to allow enough time for the Directive to be agreed in ‘trilogue’
Source: IndustriAll Global
13.11.2018 Press release

ETUC Condemns murder of Turkish trade union leader

ETUC condemns the cold-blooded murder of Abdullah Karacan Président of Turkish trade union DİSK/Lastik-İş, rubber and chemical union, who was killed today on a visit to union members in a Goodyear factory in Adapazari.

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12.11.2018 Publication


Standards are present everywhere in our daily life. Initially associated with product safety and interoperability, their reach has extended to affect a wide range of issues such as occupational health and safety, competences and training, service provision and privacy at work. Many of these areas are right at the centre of trade union work.
25.10.2018 Publication

Joint ITUC-Africa/ETUC/ITUC Statement on the EU Economic Partnership Agreements with Central Africa, Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community, the Southern African Development Community, and West Africa, and the EU-Africa trade relations

Trade unions from Africa and Europe have followed with grave concern the negotiation and conclusion of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and regional groupings in Africa. The ITUC-Africa and the ETUC have called for in-depth changes to the content and guiding principles of current EPAs[1] to ensure they promote economic growth and sustainable development, guarantee respect for workers’ rights and universal access to public services and contribute to the full achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
24.10.2018 Document

Joint ETUC/ETUCE reaction to EC proposal for ErasmusProgramme (2021-2027)

Joint ETUC-ETUCE Reflection to Proposal on the Erasmus Programme 2021-27:  October, 2018                                                                   Background On 30 May 2018, the European Commission published its Proposal for establishing 'Erasmus': the Union programme for education, training, youth and sport and repealing Regulation (EU) No 1288/2013.
16.10.2018 Publication

Trade Unions protecting self-employed workers- Brochure

Trade Unions protecting Self- Employed Workers
22 million workers in the EU (10% of the total) are self-employed and have no employees. Across Europe, self-employed workers often have fewer rights than employees. For instance, in some countries they have no right to join a trade union and to benefit from union protection and support. This brochure gives an overview about: Why self-employed workers need better rights? What unions are doing? Which priorities for the future? Link to Report
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