10.07.2018 Document

Joint statement of European and Ukrainian trade unions on trade union rights in Ukraine

EU - Ukraine
Considering that the 20th EU-Ukraine Summit is held in Brussels on the 9th of July 2018, and that the meeting of the Council of the EU-Ukraine Association is planned in December, the European and Ukrainian trade unions believe that urgent measures should be taken, with the support of the European Commission, to improve the social and economic situation in the country, and to increase the effectiveness of social dialogue and adherence to the fundamental ILO Conventions.
  • 09.07.2018 Document

    ETUC - JTUC-RENGO Joint Statement on EU-Japan EPA negotiations

    Meeting with Rengo
    The negotiations of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) were finalised in December last year. The signature of the EPA is foreseen on 11 July 2018. Separate negotiations on investment protection continue in parallel. The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and the Japanese Trade Union Confederation (JTUC-RENGO) recognize the importance of creating frameworks for economic cooperation between EU and Japan, which are major mutual trading partners, in guiding both economies onto a stable and sustainable growth trajectory, and establishing sustainable employment.
  • 06.07.2018 Document

    The ETUC supports Swiss unions in their defence of accompanying measures

    Luca Visentini
    Letter sent to Ms Federica Mogherini,  High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and to Ms Marianne Thyssen, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility   Dear High Representative Mogherini, dear Commissioner Thyssen,
  • 03.07.2018 Document


    ETUC POSITION ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION PROPOSAL FOR THE EU BUDGET 2021-2027 Adopted at the Executive Committee Meeting of 25-26 June 2018 INTRODUCTION On 2nd May 2018, the European Commission issued a Communication on its proposals for the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 followed by the publication of the proposed Regulations on 29 - 31 May and 1stJune 2018[1]
  • 20.06.2018 Document

    Statement – International Day of Refugees

    On the occasion of International Refugees Day, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) expresses its solidarity with the millions of refugees who have fled their countries because of war, undemocratic regimes, extreme poverty and critical economic and environmental conditions and to find shelter in another country. ETUC calls on EU Member states to take their responsibility and agree at the European Council on  28-29 June to create a credible and fair asylum policy that meets its humanitarian and international obligations.
  • 19.06.2018 Document

    EPSCO Council Ministers: Make the European Pillar of Social Rights real – Adopt a meaningful general approach for the Work-Life Balance and Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directives

    To the EPSCO Council Ministers Make the European Pillar of Social Rights real – Adopt a meaningful general approach for the Work-Life Balance and Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions Directives Dear Minister, I am writing to you in view of the discussions taking place in EPSCO on 21st June, on the Commission’s proposals for two Directives aimed at achieving the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights, recently proclaimed by all Member States.
  • 15.06.2018 Document

    AFL-CIO – ETUC Joint Statement

    The working people of the United States and Europe have been harmed by unfair trade practices, including China’s deliberate overproduction of steel and aluminum, intellectual property theft, forced transfer of production, and violation of basic labor rights.
  • 24.05.2018 Document

    Privacy and ETUC compliance with GDPR

    At the ETUC, we respect everyone’s right to privacy, and want to keep your personal data private. This page sets out what you can expect from the ETUC in how we collect and process any data about you. We do not share your data Any personal data you provide to us is controlled by the ETUC, we do not share your data with any third parties, except to comply with certain legal obligations.
  • 22.05.2018 Document

    ETUC letter on the proposal for a directive on the company law package to Commissioner Thyssen

    In an open letter on the recently presented proposal for a directive on the company law package, to Commissioner Marianne Thyssen, the ETUC is asking for the safeguarding of workers' rights on information, consultation and participation. "The Commission has to deliver for companies and workers alike," says Peter Scherrer, ETUC Deputy General Secretary. Re: Company law package Dear Commissioner Thyssen,
  • 11.05.2018 Document

    Declaration of the International Trade Union Conference: "The Voice of Integration of the Western Balkans"

    ETUC team
    Declaration of the International Trade Union Conference “The Voice of Integration of the Western Balkans”, Sofia, 9 May 2018 As the EU-Western Balkans Summit is about to take place in Sofia on 17 May 2018, under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, at which the EU is expected to reaffirm its commitment to the integration of its partners in the Western Balkan countries and once again emphasise the region's place within the European family:
  • 24.04.2018 Document

    International Workers Memorial Day 2018 - ETUC Statement

    28th April is the annual day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled and injured by their work. It serves as a timely reminder to workers across the world that they are not alone, that others have suffered at work and have been engaged in a long struggle to improve conditions in the workplace. It is also a time to reflect on how far we still have to go and the steps we must take to protect the lives of future generations of workers.  
  • 12.04.2018 Document

    Declaration of Support to all Public Sector Workers and their Unions in Denmark

    Luca Visentini
    ETUC urges the Danish public employers to ensure unrestricted collective bargaining and withdraw threat of lockout.   Dear Colleagues, The ETUC supports your demands and struggle to win fair wage growth in the public sector, reflecting the wage development in the private sector.  We also support your call for a collective agreement to regulate the teachers working hours.
  • 09.04.2018 Document

    2019 ETUC Brian Bercusson Award on European labour law - Call for applications by 7 October 2018

    Brian Bercusson prize
    The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has instituted an award to honour the outstanding and dynamic scientific work, of great value to the European trade union movement, of the late labour law Professor Brian Bercusson: the ETUC Brian Bercusson Award. Through this Award, the ETUC and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) support academic research that deepens understanding and promotes transnational workers’ rights in Europe.