18.03.2019 Document

European Parliament elections 2019 - Statement of the European Social Partners

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The European Union has given long-lasting peace across our continent and has brought European people together around the fundamental values of democracy, human rights, freedom and equality. Democracy needs to be lived in order to remain alive. We therefore urge citizens across Europe to go out and vote in the European elections from 23-26 May 2019 in order to have a say on the future and to defend democracy, sustainable economic growth and social justice.
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:
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.
30.10.2017 Document

8th European Union – Latin American Trade Union Meeting and Panama Declaration

8vo Encuentro Sindical Union Europea, America Latina y Caribe
Brussels, 30 October 2017.    8th European Union, Latin America and Caribbean Trade Inion Meeting and Panama Declaration The 8th EU-CELAC Trade Union Meeting, organised by the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), and held in Panama, publishes its Panama Declaration here.  
30.06.2017 Document

Madrid Declaration on 'The Rights of LGBTQI* People in the Workplace'

The European Trade Union Confederation celebrated the 2017 World Pride at a trade union conference, hosted and co-organised by the Spanish trade unions CC.OO and UGT, on ‘The Rights of LGBTQI* People in the Workplace’, which took place on 29-30 June. The conference was an opportunity for the ETUC and its affiliated organisations, represented via the LGBTQI* rights trade union network, to strengthen their cooperation in the fight for human rights, trade union rights and equality for all workers.
  • 13.06.2017 Document

    ETUC Annual Gender Equality Survey 2017

    As part of the follow-up to the ETUC Congress engagements towards the promotion of women within its membership and decision-making structures, in 2017 the ETUC carried out the tenth edition of its Annual Gender Equality Survey (previously known as the 8th March survey). The aim of this survey is to monitor the proportion of women in the European trade union movement, including in decision-making positions and bodies. The objective is to assess progress in reducing the representation and decision-making gap between women and men in trade unions.
  • 05.05.2017 Document

    French Presidential election

    French presidential elections are crucial not only for France but for the whole of Europe. France has always been at the heart of the European Union, and the risk of a French President who is opposed to the EU and who calls into question France’s membership of the Euro and the European Union, is very worrying. The European Trade Union Confederation supports the European integration and calls for a more just, social, inclusive and democratic Europe.
  • 28.02.2017 Document

    The ETUC stands firmly against social dumping and for a fair internal market

    The ETUC stands firmly against social dumping and for a fair internal market Adopted at the Executive Meeting of 15 and 16 March   The Executive committee of the ETUC in its meeting on the 15 & 16 of March in Malta discussed the new Services Package, including the European Services e-Card, as presented by the European Commission on the 10th of January.
  • 19.07.2016 Document

    ETUC – BusinessEurope joint declaration on China's Market Economy Status

    The European Union and China have a multidimensional economic relationship—we trade over 1 billion euro per day, we are negotiating an investment agreement, and we look forward to China’s accession to the Government Procurement Agreement of the WTO-World Trade Organisation. It is in the interest of European business and trade unions that the EU strives for a balanced economic relationship with China. However, the question of how to treat China in anti-dumping investigations will feature prominently in our relationship this year.
  • 19.11.2015 Document

    ETUC Steering Committee declaration in solidarity with the people of France

    We, the European trade union movement, stand in solidarity with the people of France, and the French trade unions following the murderous attacks on innocent people in Paris. We, trade unions throughout Europe, condemn without reservation these barbaric murders. There can be no justification for the deliberate, cold-blooded taking of people’s lives, for causing injury and trauma, for bringing grief to the family and friends of the victims. We commend the bravery of the police, security and emergency services, and ordinary citizens, during and after the attacks. 
  • 18.06.2015 Document

    ETUC declaration on 'Better Regulation'

    ETUC declaration on 'Better Regulation' 
 
 Adopted at the ETUC Executive Committee on 17-18 June 2015 
 
 
 The ‘Better Regulation’ package[1] published the 19/05/2015 by the European Commission is supposed to ensure better, simpler, less burdensome EU regulation. 
 
 
  • 17.06.2015 Document

    ETUC Declaration on Montenegro

    In its meeting in March 2015, the ETUC Executive Committee affiliated the two representative confederations from Montenegro, CTUM and UFTUM.  CTUM was affiliated because the new leadership, elected at their congress in November 2013, engaged in a serious and complex reform process. This process clearly disturbs those forces who want to keep CTUM under full control. The same are responsible for enormous financial abuses that ruin the trade union’s reputation.
  • 17.06.2015 Document

    ETUC declaration on immigration

    Adopted by the ETUC Executive Committee at its meeting on 17-18 June 2015 The ETUC expresses its support for the demonstration on immigration which will take place on Saturday 20 June 2015 in Rome. The tragedy in the Mediterranean, the loss of thousands of lives, the terrible suffering of those who seek refuge fleeing hunger, poverty, war and persecution require a European response based on humanity, solidarity, integration and inclusion. Europe must overcome divisions and nationalism and give a common response to this humanitarian emergency.
  • 17.06.2015 Document

    ETUC declaration on Greece

    Adopted by the ETUC Executive Committee at its meeting on 17-18 June 2015   The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) expresses its solidarity with its member organisations GSEE and ADEDY, with Greek workers and citizens, at a time of high risks for their country and their people.
  • 12.03.2015 Document

    ETUC declaration: Greece after the election - an opportunity for Europe

    Adopted by the ETUC Executive Committee at its meeting on 10-11 March 2015 The political change in Greece is an opportunity, not only for that crisis-ridden country but also for a fundamental reassessment and revision of EU economic and social policies focusing on failed austerity and structural reforms of the labour market.
  • 11.03.2015 Document

    ETUC declaration: Some low fares airlines undermine collective bargaining

    Adopted by the ETUC Executive Committee at its meeting on 10-11 March 2015   When the ETUC Executive Committee convened for their meeting on March 10, pilots in the budget carrier Norwegian had been on strike for 11 days. The main demand of the Norwegian Pilot Union (NPU) was to have a collective agreement with their real employer, Norwegian Air Shuttle. In Denmark, Ryanair is establishing a base in Copenhagen, and are refusing the Danish unions’ request for a collective agreement.
  • 03.12.2014 Document

    ETUC declaration on the EU-level investment plan

    Adopted at the meeting of the Executive Committee on 2-3 December 2014     Investment for sustainable growth and decent jobs is a long-standing ETUC demand.  The ETUC therefore welcomes the EU focus on investment and concrete initiatives contributing to this end and, in particular, the recent initiative towards an EU-level investment plan.
  • 22.10.2014 Document

    ETUC declaration to the new European Commission

    Adopted by the Executive Committee at its meeting on 21-22 October 2014 Economic policies followed until now to tackle the economic and social crisis have failed. They brought about low growth and deflation, increased precarious work and unemployment, particularly youth unemployment, rising poverty and inequalities. Divergences within and between countries increased.  Competition has been extended to all fields, including taxation, workers’ rights, workers’ wages, workers’ protection, working conditions, and social protection. 
  • 12.06.2014 Document

    ETUC declaration following the results of the European Parliament elections on 25 May 2014

    Adopted at the meeting of the ETUC Executive Committee on 12 June 2014   The result of the elections demonstrates the growing distance between workers and citizens with the EU institutions and their leaders.  It is a clear signal that austerity policies imposed by national governments during the last five years failed.   The message of voters is clear.  Unemployment, precarious work, low pay is the major EU problem.  Policies supporting the creation of quality jobs, protecting people and the European social model must be implemented.