Adopted by the Executive Committee at the meeting of 22-23 March 2021
The ETUC is seriously concerned about the Russian government’s lack of respect of fundamental freedoms, following the harsh repression of public protests.
ETUC Statement before 1st stage consultation on Platform Work
This week, on Wednesday 24 February 2021, the European Commission will launch the first phase of the consultation of the social partners on improving the working conditions of workers on digital platforms.
ETUC Code of Conduct for Meetings, Events and Courses
Adopted during the Executive Committee meeting of 9-10 March 2020
The ETUC has zero tolerance for any violence and any type of harassment including sexual harassment.
Violence and harassment in the world of work deprives people of their dignity, is incompatible with decent work. It is a threat to equality and equal opportunities and to safe, healthy, and productive working environments.
ETUC Statement adopted at Executive Committee in their meeting 9th December 2020 in support of the FGTB/ABVV trade union leaders and activists condemned for exercising their rights to collective action
ETUC is gravely concerned by the recent condemnations of FGTB/ABVV leaders and activists by the criminal courts in Belgium for exercising their fundamental right to take collective action in defense of the rights and interests of the workers they represent.
Safety and health at work – and prevention of MSDs - more important than ever in times of Covid-19
The health and safety of workers and the protection of jobs and rights have been the priority of the European trade union movement throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. When the restrictions relaxed to achieve a gradual return to economic activity, the ETUC demanded guarantees that the health and safety of workers is fully protected.
Declaration of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)
Rejection in Switzerland of the so-called “limitation” initiative
Equal rights and efficient wage protection are the best solution for all workers, both European and Swiss
Brussels, 14 July 2020
To Executive Committee
For information to ETUC Member Organisations
Please find enclosed the Discussion Paper on the European Commission’s Democracy Action Plan which was approved at the virtual Executive Committee Meeting that took place on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2020.
Adopted at the Executive Committee Meeting of 2-3 July 2020
Summary of the key messages
This resolution aims at providing an analysis of the current scheme based on ETUC members’ experience as well as recommendations for further steps to reinforce the scheme, also in the view of the new urgencies caused by the pandemic.
ETUC Declaration on the COVID-19 Outbreak
In addition to the text below agreed by the ETUC Executive Committee, the ETUC has cancelled all its meetings until April 19 that involve its staff or members travelling abroad, and instructed its staff not to travel abroad for other meetings, as part of a package of measures to deal with Covid-19.
Adopted at the Executive Committee of the 9-10 March 2020
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.
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:
ETUC urges the Danish public employers to ensure unrestricted collective bargaining and withdraw threat of lockout.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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ETUC Mid-Term Conference – Rome, 29-31 May 2017
THE ETUC ‘ROME DECLARATION’
Declaration adopted at the ETUC Mid-Term Conference in Rome on 29-31 May 2017.
It is ten years since the financial crisis of 2007-2008.
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.
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.