11.05.2021 Document

Letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen: 10th anniversary of the Istanbul Convention

Dear President, The 11 May 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening for signature of the Council of Europe’s Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention). On 11 May 2011, ten years ago, ten EU Member States signed the Convention, paving the way to ratifying it thereafter. We very much welcome your statement today, committing to present legislation on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence by the end of this year.
07.05.2021 Document

Luca Visentini speech at Porto Social Summit

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Check against delivery  President Costa, von der Leyen, Sassoli, Heads of State and Government, Esteemed authorities, Colleagues from the Social Partners and Social Platform, We meet today, three years and a half after the Social Summit in Goteborg, where you proclaimed the European Pillar of Social Rights in the presence of the European Social Partners.
06.05.2021 Document

Trade Unions welcome update of industrial strategy but call for more concrete actions for workers

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The European Commission published today an update of its New Industrial Strategy that was adopted in March 2020. The aim of this update is to better identify the challenges and lessons coming from the COVID19 crisis, to further accelerate the green and digital transition, to strengthen the resilience of EU’s single market and to improve the strategic autonomy of the European Union.
03.05.2021 Document

ETUC Women Workers Manifesto - Equality in the recovery

Women are at greater exposure to the consequences of the economic crisis resulting from the pandemic. This Recovery needs to put the achievement of equality at the centre.  We are calling for   1. More support for trade unions so that they can spearhead the fight for gender equality. When women join together in their trade union they can bargain for a better deal, increased pay, more security, training, health and safety, a say over working hours, fairer promotions, more paid leave and a decent pension.