25.11.2021 Publication

European social partners project - Skills, Innovation and Training - Final report

Social partner recommendations on skills, innovation, provision of and access to training Key messages 1. Employee training is mainly the responsibility of social partners. When organising employee training, national social partners need to take into account the realities of the labour markets and the needs of workers, including changes of tasks and jobs, innovation, mobility and transitions into and between jobs.
27.10.2021 Publication

Open public consultation on the Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Review

Question 1: The EU addresses sustainability challenges with cross-border implications in dedicated multilateral fora (e.g. on climate change and biological diversity) and via its autonomous measures (including legislative ones). Against this background, what should be the contribution of the EU trade policy to promote the transition to a greener, fairer and more sustainable economy? How should the implementation and enforcement of TSD chapters in FTAs complement and support the EU’s multilateral and autonomous initiatives?
28.09.2021 Publication

Make Platform Companies Respect The Rules #WDDW21

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For this year’s World Day of Decent Work, ETUC has decided to focus its messages on workers in platform companies, calling on the Commission to make platform companies respect the rules and deliver decent work for workers. Have a look to our leaflet!
03.08.2021 Publication

Getting young workers on board of the European Pillar of Social rights - The EPSR Action Plan through the youth lenses

Across the EU, young people are continuing to face a number of significant challenges to enter and get a stable position in the labour market. They do not easily obtain good quality jobs with decent wages and are still faced with significant exclusion from regular employment, good-quality education, training opportunities as well as adequate inclusion and coverage in the national social protection systems. Young women and migrants are particularly affected.  This results in significant challenges for young people to secure a stable foothold in good quality employment.
08.03.2021 Publication

Engaging young people in trade Unions

Recommendations on engaging young people in trade unions
Following different projects with partners such us ETUI and ITC-ILO, and building on contributions from member organisations and individuals across Europe, ETUC Youth Committee in cooperation with FES presents a guide with recommendations on how to engage young people in the work of trade unions.  The guide explores existing good practices and new ways how to stop the trade union membership decline which is an existing threat in 27 out of 31 analysed countries. 
  • 12.01.2021 Publication

    Sign on: Joint Appeal on EU-China Investment Agreement

    JOINT APPEAL ON THE INCLUSION OF A HUMAN RIGHTS CLAUSE IN THE EU-CHINA COMPREHENSIVE AGREEMENT ON INVESTMENT To the attention of: Commissioner for Trade, Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis President of the European Council, Mr. Charles Michel President of the European Commission, Mrs. Ursula von der Leyen President of the European Parliament, Mr. David Sassoli High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Mr. Josep Borrell Members of the European Parliament
  • 12.10.2020 Publication

    A People’s Recovery - Everybody on board For a fairer, greener & digital future!

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    A People’s Recovery Everybody on board for a fairer, greener & digital future! ETUC acknowledges the efforts made to create a €750 billion European Union recovery plan on top of the EU’s long-term budget (ie MFF). Although not enough it represents a much better response to the COVID crisis than the EU’s austerity-driven response to the 2008 financial crisis. With 45 million workers at risk of unemployment the stakes are very high.
  • 06.10.2020 Publication

    Joint statement of the European and Ukrainian trade unions on the occasion of the EU-Ukraine Summit, 6 October 2020

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    Joint statement of the European and Ukrainian trade unions on the occasion of the EU-Ukraine Summit, 6 October 2020. According to the terms of the  AA and DCFTA, Ukraine must implement international labour norms in law and in practice, ensure freedom of association and collective bargaining in particular, strengthen social dialogue and capacities of social partners, and gradually align its legislation with the EU Acquis in the field of employment, remuneration, social policies and equal opportunities. These obligations  currently are not respected by Ukraine.
  • 05.08.2020 Publication

    Adaptation to Climate Change and the world of work - A Guide for Trade Unions

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    This guide has several objectives: first of all, it provides a clear definition of the concept of adaptation to climate change. Second, it aims to give the reader a clear idea of how climate change consequences will affect the different European regions and sectors. Third, it aims to explain what effects climate change will have on health and safety of workers. Finally, it details a set of recommendations and looks at existing practices to allow trade unions to take action on adaptation at the various levels.
  • 30.06.2020 Publication

    More democracy at work (Publications and video)

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    Freedom, democracy and social justice are core values of the European Union. Democracy is important; not only on the political but also on the economic level. More Democracy at Work is part of a broader approach for a more Social Europe which is urgently needed. Workers represent an integral part of companies and the public sector, offering their time, energy and skills on a daily basis. Their voice and influence are however limited and are in fact shrinking Have a look to our video
  • 24.06.2020 Publication

    Strengthening Workers'Voices in case of Insolvencies - ETUC Report and Guidelines

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    A well-functioning European insolvency framework with a focus on preventive restructuring is not only essential to safeguard employment and workers’ interests, but also to support economic growth and cross-border investment. With this context in mind, it is important for the European Trade Union movement to analyse the impact the new EU directive may have on European workers’ rights as well as to clarify the scope for national implementation.
  • 26.03.2020 Publication

    COVID-19 Watch // ETUC Briefing notes

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    The ETUC launches a series of ‘COVID-19 Watch’ briefing notes. They focus on developments providing critical information on the impacts of COVID-19 on labour markets, workers and citizens across Europe. These Briefing Notes are produced by the ETUC with the support of the ETUI and ETUC affiliated organisations. While every effort has been made to make them accurate at the date of publication, new agreements and measures are being announced daily. The current briefings will be updated periodically, and new ones produced on other topics.
  • 03.03.2020 Publication

    Artificial Intelligence will it make bias against women worse?

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    ETUC is concerned that Artificial Intelligence will reinforce gender inequality and stereotypes by building existing biases and prejudices into the algorithms and programmes of artificial intelligence, and believes that every effort needs to be made to ensure women are treated equally and with respect.
  • 09.12.2019 Publication

    Joint letter to Ursula von der Leyen regarding EU chemicals policy

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    Dear President von der Leyen, Dear Executive Vice-President Timmermans, We, the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC), the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), representing the voice of consumers, workers and the environment, have come together to call on you to build a Europe that protects people and ecosystems against chemical pollution.
  • 10.07.2019 Publication

    B7 - L7 Declaration

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    The 2019 G7 Presidency made the fight against inequalities its top priority setting ambitious objectives for social cohesion. We, the business (B7) and labor (L7) organizations in G7 countries, consider that we have a role to play in addressing this challenge.
  • 24.06.2019 Publication

    ETUC comments on Commission Communication on “Further strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union. State of Play and possible next steps” (COM(2019) 163 final)

    Brussels 24/06/2019 On 3 April 2019, the European Commission launched its Communication on “Further strengthening the Rule of Law within the Union. State of Play and possible next steps” (COM(2019) 163 final) [1]. It thereby invited the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council and the public at large to reflect on how strengthening the enforcement of the rule of law can make an essential contribution to the future of the European Union.