Commenting on the European Commission’s Care Strategy published today, Liina Carr, ETUC Confederal Secretary said
“The Commission is right to propose that care services should be expanded, be made more accessible and affordable and of higher quality. This is particularly important because of our ageing population and the cost-of-living crisis that is pushing millions of working people into poverty.
“More and more families need quality care services for all people in need whether in early childhood, in old-age or for persons with disabilities.”
The European Commission’s Action Plan to boost the social economy to be an useful initiative for a under-appreciated and often-neglected sector says the ETUC.
Liina Carr, ETUC Confederal Secretary said “The social economy accounts for 10% of the EU’s GDP and includes many cooperatives, mutuals, associations, foundations, not for profit organisations as well as enterprises.
ETUC reflections on the SOCIAL ECONOMY ACTION PLAN
The ETUC delegation taking part in the SP dedicated hearing prior to the issuing of a Social Economy Action Plan, has identified some aspects worth underlining in the context of EU policy-making.
Trade unions and social economy, a promising alliance for upward social convergence