Brussels, 1 July 2016
To the Members of the Mobility, Migration and Inclusion Committee
To the ETUC Executive Committee members
ETUC mid-term strategy on migration, asylum and inclusion
Adopted at the meeting of the Executive Committee on 8-9 June 2016
Brussels, 17 June 2016
To the members of the ETUC
Copy to the members of the Women's Committee
Please find attached the ETUC action programme on gender equality covering the period 2016 – 2019.
We count on your follow-up in order to:
Chancellor Christian Kern, AUSTRIA
Prime Minister Charles Michel, BELGIUM
President Francois Hollande, FRANCE
Chancellor Angela Merkel, GERMANY
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, GREECE
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, ITALY
Prime Minister António Costa, PORTUGAL
President Andrej Kiska, SLOVAKIA
President of the Government Miro Cerar, SLOVENIA
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, SPAIN
In the attachements below, you will find the documents of Kristina Van der Mollen for her candidacy as responsible of the English-speaking region to the Youth Committee.
Her election will take place during the meeting of the ETUC - Youth Committee of June 24th.
Letter for the attention of Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission
Brussels, 5 April, 2016
Commission proposal on disclosure of income tax information by certain multinational corporations
Dear President Juncker,
Brussels, 19 April 2016
JOINT STATEMENT FROM ETUC AND CLC
The CETA: where we are at and what needs to be changed
When Canada and Europe set out to negotiate a free trade agreement a few years ago, there were high hopes that this exercise might lead to a new “gold standard” in this area: an agreement that would show it is possible to deepen trade links while maintaining and increasing social, labour and environmental standards.
Brussels 18, 2016
To Excutive Committee Members
For Information to ETUC Members Orgaisaitons
New Skills Agenda”: Improving training opportunities for workers in Europe (ETUC position)
Adopted at the Meeting of the executive committee on the 13th April 2016
Brussels 18 April 2016
To Executive Committee Members
For Information to ETUC Member organisations
Occupational health and safety management systems - requirements with guidance for use (Resolution on ISO DIS 45001)
Brussels, 15 April 2016
ETUC position paperOrientation for a new EU framework on information, consultation and board-level representation rights (Part I)
Adopted at the extraordinary ETUC Executive Committee on 13 April 2016 in The Hague
At the end of January, we sent a letter to Vice-President Dombrovskis and Commissioner Thyssen to ask for a social partner consultation regarding the proposed targeted revision of the posting of workers directive.
Brussels, 19 January 2016
ETUC letter of support to Philippe Martinez, General Secretary of CGT French Union
The ETUC is gravely concerned about the sentences handed down by the court of Amiens on 12 January for the eight former Goodyear workers. 24 months in prison, of which 9 months are mandatory, is unprecedented. It severely punishes workers who fought for nearly 7 years to save their jobs on their territory.
The COP 21 has delivered a universal agreement which will frame the long term action on climate change. The ETUC welcomes that agreement which concludes a long and complex negotiation process. Giving to the world a global instrument to tackle climate change is a major political breakthrough even though, as stressed below, this agreement is in many respects not as ambitious as we would have wished.
China has been a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) since 2001 but it is not recognised as a market economy by any of its major trading partners, including the EU and the US. China's WTO Accession Protocol allowed WTO members not to grant “Market Economy Status” (MES) to China for a period up to 11 December 2016.
Not applying MES to China allows the EU to use alternative methods for calculating dumping margins (that apply to Non-Market Economies, NMEs, often based on the higher prices applying in third countries).
ETUC Economic Policy Committee
Statement to the Macroeconomic dialogue at technical level
Brussels, 19 January 2016
The ETUC Economic Policy Committee met in Brussels on 19 January 2016 in order to prepare the Macroeconomic dialogue technical meeting.
ETUC position on single market strategy for Europe
Adopted at the ETUC Executive Committee on 16-17 December 2015
The conflict between the exercise of fundamental rights and economic freedoms and the development of unfair competition in the single market can no longer be ignored. The ETUC recalls the importance of quality jobs, the principle of equal treatment between all workers at the same workplace and urges the EU institutions to adopt a social progress protocol.
ETUC assessment of the European Commission Work Programme 2016
ETUC position adopted at the ETUC Executive Commitee on the 16-17 December 2015
This paper provides an ETUC assessment of the European Commission’s (EC) Work Programme 2016 (WP) No Time for Business as Usual.