Trade unions and coronavirus


Workers are at the forefront of the battle against coronavirus,  and millions of workers are experiencing many difficulties in their lives and in making a living caused by measures to tackle the pandemic. National trade unions across Europe are working hard to achieve agreements between unions and employers (and governments) to deal with the serious economic impacts on workers and enterprises.  


European Social Partners:

Trade unions, where possible, are concluding agreements with employers and Governments to put in place measures and resources to keep workers safe, to protect their jobs and incomes during the coronavirus crisis no matter what their job, occupation or employment relationship. Such ‘social dialogue’ agreements have the potential to address the real problems faced by workers and companies.

ETUC member organisations:

European Trade Union Federations & National sectoral union agreements:


Food & agriculture





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