ETUC Executive Committee: European Trade Unions pursue their mobilisation against austerity

Brussels, 30/11/2010 The European trade unions are meeting in Brussels for the final Executive Committee of the year 2010. The main subjects of debate will be the European economic situation, which is evolving from one minute to the next as seen for the moment with Ireland, but also the consequences of the austerity measures that will lead to an increasing number of social protests in Europe. As part of its campaign against the austerity plans, the ETUC has set up an "Austerity Watch" and a "Bonus Watch" with a view to denouncing the injustice of austerity being imposed on all while bonuses are granted to a few. On 15 December, the ETUC will organise a symbolic action in Brussels with its Belgian member organisations to say "no" to the austerity measures that are undermining the economy and the possibilities of recovery. Other issues are also on the agenda of this Executive Committee: European energy policy, the Single Market Act, equal treatment for migrant workers, lifelong learning for quality jobs, and nanotechnologies.