Focus: Economic and social crisis
As the economic landscape is deteriorating fast with the crisis hitting countries worldwide, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) has established a specific section focusing on the economic and social crisis. It highlights the early warnings that the European trade union movement has issued regarding the risks inherent to financial capitalism, as well as the positions and actions proposed by ETUC to prevent the recession from deepening further.
To provide an overview of trade union actions, demands and resolutions in relation to financial capitalism and the now deepening global recession, ETUC has compiled a dossier on the
ETUC campaign to fight the crisis
Workers, through no fault of their own, are paying a very high price for the reckless and greedy excesses of the business world and the banks in particular. With unemployment rising fast, precarious work and poverty spreading, purchasing power falling, as well as public debt increasing, ETUC is on the offensive for a New Social Deal in Europe:
Fight the crisis: put people first
Euro-demonstrations 14-16 May: Practical information
Euro-demonstration 29 September 2010 :"No to austerity – Priority for jobs and growth! " ( Practical information)
The European Trade Union Confederation continues protesting against austerity
European Summit 24 March: ETUC organizes a European Trade Union Rally
9th April 2011 Budapest : Euro-demonstration "No to Austerity, for Social Europe, for Fair Pay and for Jobs"
21 June 2011 Luxembourg City: Euro-demonstration - Action and Information Day in Europe
17 September 2011 in Wroclaw: Euro-demonstration - "Yes to European Solidarity - Yes to jobs and Workers’ rights - No to Austerity "
29 February 2012: Decentralised European day of action
23 May 2012 Brussels: European Trade Union Assembly in the Schuman district at 5 pm
14 November 2012 European Day of Action and Solidarity
14 March 2013 – European Trade Union action
High-level conference - ETUC 40th anniversary #ETUC40 - Celebrating the past looking to the future
At the conference the following issues will be discussed : the social dimension of Europe and how we could crystallise it. The Economic governance will also be debate - considering that it does not deliver sustainable growth and employment, what needs to be done? Finally, a discussion on Democracy, what should be the role of citizens, workers and their unions within a genuine economic and monetary union?