ETUC welcomes EU's commitment for a growth strategy

Brussels, 22/07/2011

“EU leaders have, at long last, admitted that austerity is not working and that a growth strategy is necessary. Unused structural funds should serve for growth and jobs. Trade unions should be involved”, said Bernadette Ségol, ETUC General Secretary.

ETUC has called for a more long term strategy including Eurobonds, a financial transaction tax to support investments and jobs, the end of tax havens and tax evasion and a minimum common rate for company taxation.
The ETUC General Secretary will meet President Barroso today to discuss the Commission’s plans for the growth strategy.