Call to Action : Support the Manifesto “Zero Deaths At Work” – communicate your support by Thursday the 13th of October

Brussels, 12 September 2022

  • To the Members of the European Parliament

Dear Member of the European Parliament,

The European Trade Union Confederation has published a Manifesto in which we are calling on for action at EU, national, sectoral and company level, to end death and accidents at work. 

Following up the much-welcomed ‘vision zero' approach to work-related deaths in the EU of the new Strategic Framework on Occupational Safety and Health, we are calling on the European Commission to deploy further concrete actions to guarantee zero deaths and to prevent workplace accidents and occupational diseases. 

We expect and demand such action to be delivered by the next European Commission and European Parliament from 2024, in addition to the legislative action to be taken by the Commission in the current term. Zero deaths by 2030.

The Manifesto has been signed already by several MEPs, as well as ministers of labour, national trade union leaders, professors, and other important stakeholders. 

You can find the text of the Manifesto, as well as the current list of signatories at this link: https://www.etuc.org/en/publication/manifesto-zero-death-work

We will be gathering further support for this Manifesto amongst MEPs, Ministers, trade union leaders and stakeholders.

We will be publishing the Manifesto with the updated list of signatories towards the end of October and you will receive information about that in advance.

We would kindly ask your support for this Manifesto to join the call on the European Union and its member state governments to genuinely commit, and take the actions needed, to achieve zero death at work.

Please confirm your support for the Manifesto by writing to ETUC advisors Ignacio Doreste and Lorenzo Repetti ([email protected] ; [email protected]) by Thursday the 13th of October.

They are available also if you have any questions or comments and for any exchanges.

We’re counting on your support! 

Best regards, 

Claes-Mikael Ståhl,
ETUC Deputy General Secretary