ETUC condemns "outrageous" threats by European companies in China

Brussels, 20/06/2006

John Monks, ETUC General Secretary, said: “It is outrageous that profit-chasing European companies are threatening to disinvest if very basic standards are introduced in China. Rather than engaging in a race to the bottom they should respect, throughout the world, standards that we expect them to apply at home.”

The issue features in a submission on EU-China relations presented to the European Commission in which the ETUC stresses the need for coherent European policies on trade and the promotion of core labour standards and decent work.

ETUC Response to the Public Consultation of the European Commission by the European Trade Union Confederation