Minister, Vice President, Commissioner, Ministers, colleagues of social partners and social platform,
Managing the COVID Emergency was essential to protect jobs and businesses and make our labor market resilient.
Now that we are getting out of the pandemic, we need to bridge the gap before recovery starts, in order to avoid an explosion of unemployment.
Emergency measures to protect jobs, wages and working conditions, and to strengthen social protection systems must be continued for all the time necessary.
Commenting on the overall conclusions of the informal meeting of the Heads of State /Government, in which they
Commit to reduce inequalities, defend fair wages and fight poverty and discrimination
Commit to achieve new EU targets to increase employment and training and reduce poverty
Recognise that the European Pillar of Social Rights is a fundamental element of recovery
Luca Visentini, ETUC General Secretary, said
The ETUC welcomes the launch of a consultation, and debate, on responding to the impacts of an ageing society.
ETUC Confederal Secretary Liina Carr said “Ageing is not just a cost. Longer lives are a benefit and should be valued for the greater knowledge, experience and the potential benefits for family and community life.”
Today, the European Commission has published its first ever LGBTIQ strategy.
ETUC Confederal Secretary Ludovic Voet commented
"ETUC strongly supports the European Commission's commitment to LGBTIQ equality. The equality strategy is a welcome proposal and deserves support. ETUC firmly believes that there is an urgent need for the EU and national governments to step up their efforts to improve and enforce legal protection against LGBTIQ discrimination, to ensure LGBTIQ safety and guarantee LGBTIQ rights.
On 7 September 2020, the European Social and Economic partners (ETUC, BusinessEurope, CEEP, SMEunited and EuroChambres) and the European Commission - represented by Commissioners Johansson and Schmit - renewed their commitment to the European Partnership for Integration Offering opportunities for Refugees to integrate the European Labour Market with a
Brussels, 3 February 2020
ETUC resolution on avenues of work for the ETUC in migration and asylum fields (2019-2023)
Adopted at the Executive Committee Meeting of 17-18 December 2019
Defining the scope of the resolution