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End the Cost of Living Crisis: Increase Wages, Tax Profits! 

Calendar of trade union actions across Europe

  • 5 September : CMKOS demonstration in Prague against in-work #poverty and energy price crisis (see photos here)
  • 12 September : joint declaration by French unions to defend the indexation and the purchasing power of unemployment benefits (more information here)
  • 17 September : ÖGB demonstrations across Austria today to demand action to stop exploding prices and corporate profits (see photos here)
  • 19 September : launch of CITUB campaign in response to the cost of living crisis (see photos here)
  • 21 September : demonstration in Brussels of the Belgian trade unions (see photos here)
  • 22 September : LIGA Wage Conference
  • 24 September : PODKREPA protest of workers in the State Executive Agency “Road Transport Administration” over wages (see photos here)
  • 26 September : PODKREPA National protest of workers in the Regional Health Inspectorates for pay increases and against pay inequalities (see photos here)
  • 26 September : DGB rally in Trier (Germany) "hot autumn instead of social cold" (alliance against price increases with IGM, ver.di, ...)
  • 27 September : tripartite social partners agreement in Luxembourg to limit the impact of inflation on households
  • 27 September : DGB rally in Magdeburg
  • 28 September : DGB nationwide communication action day on minimum wage
  • 29 September : Day of mobilisation by CGT and other trade unions and youth organisations for increases in wages, pensions and minimum income support measures
  • 1 October : Publication by ETUC of calendar of trade union actions at EU and national level (& continuous update) (see calendar here)
  • 1 October : ETUC communication activities on the need for action to preserve pensions and protect pensioners in this crisis (International Day of Older Persons) (see press release here)
  • 1 October : FERPA Statement and actions (see statement here)
  • 1 October : CNSLR – FRATIA communication at the national level regarding supporting actions to increase pensions and protect pensioners during this period of crisis (International Day of the Elderly);
  • During October : LBAS activities and press communications on raising the minimum wage in Latvia
  • During October : GSEE affiliates, federations and regional trade unions will organize mobilizations and actions against the cost-of-living crisis
  • Until 15 October : CGTP month of action (more info: CGTP website)
  • 2 October : DGB rally in Lüneburg "Prices down" (ver.di, IGM, NGG, …)
  • 3 October : OPZZ exhibition in favour of decent work
  • 3-7 October: IndustiALL Europe focus week on ‘Workers need a pay rise and companies can afford it’
  • 4 October : Approval of the Directive on Adequate Minimum Wages in the EU in the Council of the European Union – ETUC communication activities (see press release here)
  • 4 October : OPZZ meetings in the Polish Parliament on inequalities in the labour market (see photos here)
  • 4 October : CITUB protest action in the city of Ruse with the participation of the leadership of CITUB and trade union members ; protest of CITUB organizations in TPP Maritsa East 2 ; over 100 doctors and medical specialists from the District Hospital in Veliko Tarnovo came out in protest against their low remuneration (see photos here)
  • 5 October : ETUC action in Strasbourg with the support of the French unions (more info: poster EN ; poster FR ; FB event ; see photos here; video)
  • 5 October : ETUC event in the European Parliament in Strasbourg to present the six demands and give evidence on the real situation (more info : poster EN ; poster FR ; FB event ; see photos here)
  • 5 October: OPZZ training for young people & happening in Warsaw Old Town
  • 5 October : TUC Town Halls in Corby (more info here) and in Bristol (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 5 October : CITUB Protest action in the towns of Razgrad and Shumen with the participation of the leadership of the Confederation and trade union members (see photos here)
  • 6 October : TUC Town Halls in Cardiff (more info here), in London (more info here) and in Liverpool (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 6 October : DGB rallies in Schwerin and Bernburg
  • 6 October: USO Demonstration in front of the Congress of Deputies (together with other organisations)
  • 6 October : CITUB Protest action in the town of Blagoevgrad with the participation of the leadership of the Confederation and trade union members (see photos here)
  • 6 – 7 October 2022 : Informal meeting of heads of state or government – engagement by ETUC and affiliates
  • 6 – 7 October : CATUS high-level meeting and related actions on pay rise in Vrnjačka Banja
  • 7 October : ETUC Collective Bargaining and Wage Coordination Committee – photo action (see photo here)
  • 7 October : ETUC Communication activities on impact of cost-of-living crisis on decent work in occasion of the World Day for Decent Work (see here)
  • 7 October : OPZZ happening in Warsaw (see photos here)
  • 7 October : CCOO and UGT mobilisation on Wage Justice in occasion of the World Day for Decent Work (poster here)
  • 7 October : SZEF and MASZSZ joint video message on the cost of living crisis (see here and here)
  • 7 October : LPSK event for the Decent Work Day on fair/adequate wages and reduced purchasing power of households (more info: facebook event and image)
  • 7 October : CNSLR – FRATIA communication activities on the occasion of the World Day for Decent Work – focus on wages
  • 7 October : On the World Day for Decent Work, CITUB protest in the city of Plovdiv by blocking the central streets of the city (see photos here)
  • 7 October : IndustiALL Europe Supporting IndustriALL Global Union’s activities on fighting inequalities
  • 7 October : Solidarumas Trade Union protest action to limit the growth of electricity prices and to increase salaries for employees faster than the inflation rises (more info here ; see photos here ; see video here)
  • 8 October : CGIL demonstration in Rome (more info here)
  • 8 October : KOZ SR Anti-Poverty demonstration
  • 8 October : CMKOS demonstration in Prague
  • 8 October : OPZZ protest in the fight for decent work of court employees
  • 8 October : TUC Town Hall in Coventry (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 8 October : DGB rally in Berlin "#Nicht mit uns" (broad alliance, demonstration in Berlin) ; DGB rally in Halle (DGB et al.) ; DGB rally in Hamburg
  • 8 October : Demos, rallies and events in the context of the Action Day Rent Stop (Alliance Rent Stop with DGB and others) in Augsburg, Bochum, Düsseldorf, Esslingen, Freiburg, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Kiel, Cologne, Leipzig, Lörrach, Munich, Neumünster, Offenburg, Speyer, Stuttgart, Villin-gen-Schwenningen and others
  • 5 – 15 October : OPZZ mobilisation of education workers, teachers and higher education staff ending with a large demonstration
  • 10-15 October : ETUC Communication activities on the development in real wages & inequality
  • 10 – 15 October : CITUB 3 regional protest campaigns (tents) and press conferences (briefings) to explain the demands of CITUB and motivate workers to join a national protest rally  (see photos here)
  • 10 - 15 October : 5 enterprise protest campaigns by CITUB to explain the trade union demands  (see photos here)
  • 10 October : TUC Town Halls in Swansea (more info here) and in Cornwall (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 10 October : CNSLR – FRATIA Communication activities on real wages and inequalities (focus on well-being)
  • 10 – 12 October : CNSLR – FRATIA affiliated trade unions to send a letter (using ETUC model) requesting the Government, ministries, Prefectures and parliamentarians actions regarding the six-point-plan
  • 10-14 October : ÖGB action days throughout Austria "prices down".
  • 10-14 October: IndustiALL Europe focus week on ‘Wages are not driving inflation, megaprofits are!’
  • 11 October : Extraordinary EESC Workers' Group meeting in Prague “Social dialogue within the green transition”
  • 11 October : DGB Youth Landshut demo and rally "Und ob das geht! Wages up, prices down!"
  • 11 October : SSSH conference on sectoral collective bargaining (see photos here)
  • 11 October : VPOD/SSP Meeting Fribourg to demand 4 percent wage increase (more info: website)
  • 11 October : VPOD/SSP Demonstration in Lausanne for full wage compensation to also compensate for the increase in energy costs that are not included in the consumer index (more info: website)
  • 12 October : VPOD/SSP strike day in Geneva for increases in wages and pensions for employees in the public service (more info: website)
  • 12 October : DGB event "A New Industrial and Competition Policy for Europe"
  • 12 October : CNSLR – FRATIA action at the territorial level by convening the Social Dialogue Commissions at the Prefecture level, on the topic of strategic autonomy - focus on energy demands
  • 12 October : TUC Town Halls in Medway (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 13 October : UIL initiative on the reform of the economic governance in the context of the current crisis before the opening of the national Congress
  • 13 October : joint webinar on wages IndustiALL Europe / IndustriALL Global Union
  • 13 October : TUC Northampton Town Hall (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 13 – 14 October : Informal EPSCO in Prague – ETUC delegation
  • 14 October : TUC Nottingham Town Hall (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 14 October : TUC national day of action (more info on Megaphone) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 15 October : DGB rally in Leipzig (broad alliance of the "city society") and demo and rally in Zwickau (IG Metall + alliance)
  • 14 – 28 October : CCOO and UGT Campaign in workplaces, especially in those where the negotiation of their collective agreement is pending
  • 15 October : CGTP demonstrations in Lisbon and Porto (more info: CGTP website)
  • 15 October : DGB rally in Leipzig (broad alliance of the "city society") and demo and rally in Zwickau (IG Metall + alliance)
  • 17 October : ETUC Communication activities in occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty & Communication activities on highlighting role of profiteering and speculation in creating poverty
  • 17 October : CNSLR – FRATIA Communication activities on the occasion of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • 17 October : Cartel ALFA manifestation – Anti-Pauperization caravans starting from the North of the country towards Bucharest with demonstrations in the cities of Bacau, Zalău and Deva
  • 17 October : Belgian trade unions join the actions organized in several cities by the Network Against Poverty (World Day Against Poverty)
  • 17 – 21 October: IndustiALL Europe focus week on ‘Workers need stable purchasing power and anti-crisis measures, not austerity!’
  • 17 - 22 October : 5 enterprise protest campaigns by CITUB to explain the trade union demands
  • 17 - 22 October : CITUB 4 regional protest campaigns (tents) and press conferences (briefings) to explain the demands of CITUB and motivate workers to join a national protest rally
  • 17 - 22 October : Organization by CITUB of national press conferences (briefings) to explain the demands of CITUB and motivate workers to join a national protest
  • 18 October : Mobilisation and strikes for wage increases and to safeguard the right to strike by CGT and FO, other trade unions and youth organisations (more information here)
  • 18 October : Cartel ALFA Demonstrations of the Anti- Pauperisation caravans in the cities of Targu Jiu, Ramnicu Valcea and Galați
  • 18 October : DGB consultation event on dealing with rising prices in Rostock (DGB, Mieterbund, Verbraucherzentrale)
  • 19 October : Tripartite Social Summit – ETUC delegation participating – focus on impact on jobs in private and public sector, industry and services & need for action on 6 demands
  • 19 October : OPZZ demonstration in Warsaw on inequalities in jobs
  • 19 October : CNSLR – FRATIA Round table with employers' organizations and representatives of Public Institutions - focus on the impact on jobs in the private and public sector, industry and services and the need for action for the 6 point- plan
  • 19 October : Cartel ALFA Demonstrations of the Anti- Pauperisation caravans in the cities of Slatina and Slobozia
  • 20 October : Cartel ALFA Demonstration in Bucharest (Government, Ministry of Labour and Ministry of Energy) for raising wages and pensions, price controls and trade union and collective bargaining rights
  • 20 October: Belgian trade unions decentralized actions in front of energy sector’s companies, calling for cap on energy prices, taxation on excessive profits and more government control over this strategic sector (more info: here and here)
  • 20 October : TUC Ipswich Town Hall (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 20 – 21 October : European Council – engagement by ETUC and affiliates
  • 21 October : Cartel ALFA Demonstration in Bucharest (Presidency) for wages and pensions, price controls and trade union and collective bargaining rights
  • 21 October: DGB rally in Bremen (DGB a.o.)
  • 22 October: demonstration and rally in Frankfurt/M. (broad alliance with GEW, ver.di, BUND, DPWV, campact, Mieterbund, participation DGB-Bezirk), Düsseldorf (alliance, NGG, IG BAU district), Hanover (alliance see above), Stuttgart (alliance, DGB region), Dresden (alliance, DGB region and alliance "Herz statt Hetze"), Berlin (alliance)
  • 22 October: USO Demonstration in Madrid (together with other organisations)
  • 22 October : TUC London Town Hall (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 23 October : Belgian trade unions join the demonstration organized by the Climate Coalition in Brussels on 23 October, under the banner 'Walk for your future' (more info: website)
  • 24 October : DGB rally in Lübeck
  • 25 October : Meeting of the National Strike Committee of CITUB to discuss and analyse social tensions in the country - by sector, industry, enterprise, etc.
  • 27 October : Finnish unions seminar on “Energy and Food Costs Rocketing – Trade Unions’ Role to Maintain the Balance in Society”
  • 27 October : at 12.00 affiliated organizations of CNSLR- FRATIA will organize demonstrations in 8 cities (Bucharest, Bacău, Constanta, Cluj, Iasi, Targu Jiu, Targu Mures and Timișoara)
  • 27 – 28 October : ETUC Executive Committee
  • 28 October – 3 November : CCOO and UGT focus on increasing visibility for mobilization campaign, through social networks and in contact with citizens
  • 29 October : TUC Carlisle Town Hall (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 2 November : TUC mass lobby of Parliament (more info on TUC campaigns) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 2 November : TUC mass rally (more info on TUC website) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)
  • 2 November : CITUB regional protest actions of health workers in Blagoevgrad with a request to increase wages
  • 3 November : CCOO and UGT great demonstration in Madrid: Salary or conflict (more info here; here; here)
  • 31 October 2022 – 10 November 2022 : CITUB and CL "Podkrepa" regional press conferences to disseminate the demands of the protest campaign & sending letters to individual employers demanding from them to increase wages and to enter into a collective bargaining procedure on pay
  • 8 November : DGB demo and rally in Cologne (alliance "Arsch huh..." with DGB and others)
  • 9 November : GSEE nationwide strike and mobilizations across the country protesting against the cost-of-living crisis (see photos here)
  • 9 November : Day of action and strikes of the Belgian unions (more info here ; here ; here)
  • 10 November : FNV six regional meetings ‘Nederland verdient beter!’ (more info here)
  • 10 November : 10 November : CGT strikes and demonstrations in all professional sectors, both public and private, for higher wages and retirement at 60 (more info here)
  • 11 November : CITUB and CL "Podkrepa" national protest car march in Sofia and protest rally in front of the National Assembly (see photos here)
  • 15 November : The Women’s Committee marks European Equal Pay Day highlighting the effects of the cost-living crisis on women workers
  • 18 November : VPOD/SSP Rally in Bern to demand full cost-of-living compensation in order to prevent wage cuts and a loss of purchasing power for many employees in the canton of Bern (more info: website)
  • 19 November : TUC Middlesbrough Town Hall (more info here) – part of TUC Autumn of Action (more info: website)

  • 25 November : CGTP-IN demonstration in Lisbon (more info here)
  • 26 November : FNV national gathering ‘Nederland verdient beter!’ (more info here)
  • 26 November : joint demonstration in Schengen (Luxembourg) of VERDI, DGB of Saar and Rhineland-Palatinate, FGTB Wallonne, l'OGBL, Younion and CGT Grand-Est (more info here)