Brussels, 21/03/2011

Several actions will take place in Brussels on 24 March, to say ‘no’ to austerity plans in Europe, no to cuts in wages and pensions, no to insecurity + unemployment, no to deregulation of labour standards and social regression, and no to rising social inequalities.

European trade union mobilisation will continue beyond the 24th, as a day of action is planned in London on 26 March and a Euro-demonstration will take place in Budapest on 9 April. Other actions will take place in France on 22 March, with the participation of German Confederation of Trade Unions (DGB), in Spain on 22 and 24 March, in Germany with the participation of French trade unions on 24 March, and in the Interregional Trade Union Councils (IRTUCs).




• FGTB action :

The FGTB will gather from 10.30 am to 1 pm at Rue de la Loi. More details on the FGTB web site : http://www.fgtb.be

• CSC action :

The CSC will gather from 11 am to 2 pm in Heysel. More details on the CSC web site : http://www.csc-en-ligne.be

Useful contacts :

FGTB – ABVV:
| Audrey Lhoest || +32 2 506 83 65||+32 476 90 16 30 |
| Nora Cassiers || +32 2 506 82 43|| +32 477 18 50 06 |

CSC –ACV :
| Diana De Crop || +32 2 246 32 84 ||+32 (0)476 41 00 24 |
| Greet Vandendriessche || +32 2 246 34 82 || +32 (0)477 37 88 17 |


For more information :

A ETUC press conference will take place on 23 March at Residence Palace at 10.30 with the participation of John Monks, ETUC General Secretary : http://www.etuc.org/a/8499


ETUC press contacts

| Patricia Grillo | Head of Press and Communications | | +32 2 22 40 430 | | +32 (0) 477 77 01 64 |
| Daniele Melli | | | +32 2 22 40 431 | | +32 (0) 473 94 25 63 |
| Emanuela Bonacina | | | +32 2 22 40 432 | | +32 (0) 473 94 26 47 |
| Andrea Albertazzi | | | +32 2 22 40 573 | | |