20.01.2021 Document

Right to disconnect – No to legislative veto amendment

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ETUC welcomes the European Parliament’s interest in the right to disconnect. It is an important right for the quality and dignity of life of working people. It is a right that European employers’ organisations refuse to recognise and are trying to block. The ETUC is calling on the S&D Group to withdraw the last-minute damaging amendment preventing legislative action on the right to disconnect for three years – which in reality means around eight years (given the length of the legislative process and coming-into-force period).
20.01.2021 Document

Right to disconnect - Joint ETUC/ETUFs Letter to the Members of the European Parliament

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Brussels, 19 January 2021   Members of the European Parliament via email   Dear MEPs, Workers experience a lot difficulties securing the right to disconnect in reality and the ETUC and the ETUFs urge the Commission to come forth with a proposal for a Directive quickly. Tomorrow, Wednesday the 20th January, amendments to the report on the right to disconnect will be tabled.
19.01.2021 Document

Key note speech at 7th Barbara Prammer Symposium: Gender Sensitive COVI-19 Responses

Esther Lynch, Deputy General secretary ETUC Building Blocks for Equality between Men and Women at Work,  European Policy Perspectives   Colleagues, sisters and friends, I am honoured to be invited to be part of the annual Barbara Prammer symposium. Mrs Prammer, had a vision of feminism that was global in its scale and in its ambition and universal in its solidarity, dedicated to confronting some of the most pervasive structures of oppression.