• 22.06.2015 Document

    ETUC key demands for the Climate COP21 (ETUC Position)

    Position adopted by the Executive Committee of 17-18 June 2015 In December 2015, countries will meet in Paris under the UN auspices to seal a new global agreement to fight climate change. Ahead of this crucial summit, the ETUC reiterates its key demands to Parties, and specifically to the EU which must continue to play a leading role in the negotiations.
  • 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.
  • 13.03.2015 Document

    Towards a European strategy for quality employment

    Position adopted by the Executive Committee of 10 and 11 March 2015 
 
 Quality job creation should be the number one priority. Twenty-four million men and women, and five million under 25s, are currently unemployed and some 10 million jobs have been destroyed since the onset of the crisis in 2008. Although unemployment levels have finally starting going in the right direction, Europe’s job-rich recovery continues to fail to materialise. 
 
  • 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.
  • 17.12.2014 Document

    Review of European Economic Governance (ETUC position)

    Adopted at the ETUC Executive Committee on 2-3 December 2014     The European Commission will review the framework of European economic governance in a communication to be published next month. With this note, the ETUC intends to contribute to this review. The note first provides a short and general evaluation of European economic governance, and then recommends a number of substantive changes and different policy approaches which the ETUC believes are required to deliver an effective European economic governance framework. 
  • 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.
  • 04.11.2014 Document

    Role of the ETUC 2015/2019 – follow up: Communication and Campaigns

    Adopted at the ETUC Executive Committee on 28-29 October 2015 Communicating effectively – Taking ETUC, European and national affiliate cooperation to a new level    Communications plays a central role in achieving ETUC objectives. The ETUC must communicate with EU institutions and ‘actors’ that influence EU policy, including the media and should be able to better spread its messages and actions among the affiliates.
  • 03.11.2014 Document

    Towards a new framework for more democracy at work: ETUC resolution

    Resolution adopted at the Executive Committee meeting of 21-22 October 2014 
 
   
 
 Key messages: 
 
 ·   The ETUC calls for a Directive introducing a new and integrated architecture for workers’ involvement in European company forms. Building on the existing EU acquis, the Directive should set high standards on information and consultation, and introduce ambitious minimum standards on workers’ board level representation as an additional source of workers’ influence. 
  • 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.