30.03.2023 Document

Support of the European Trade Union Confederation for French trade unions

ETUC Executive Committee
The ETUC reiterates its very strong support for the French trade unions united in their mobilisation for social dialogue and against the pension reform in France. The way in which the French pension reform was adopted, without any dialogue with social partners, is not acceptable. The European Social model is based on social dialogue.  The respect for social dialogue and for the role of social partners is a key component of democracy in Europe and must be promoted, not disregarded.
22.02.2021 Document

ETUC Statement before 1st stage consultation on Platform Work

ETUC Statement before 1st stage consultation on Platform Work This week, on Wednesday 24 February 2021, the European Commission will launch the first phase of the consultation of the social partners on improving the working conditions of workers on digital platforms.
08.02.2021 Document

ETUC Code of Conduct for Meetings, Events and Courses

ETUC Code of Conduct for Meetings, Events and Courses Adopted during the Executive Committee meeting of 9-10 March 2020 Introduction The ETUC has zero tolerance for any violence and any type of harassment including sexual harassment. Violence and harassment in the world of work deprives people of their dignity, is incompatible with decent work. It is a threat to equality and equal opportunities and to safe, healthy, and productive working environments.
29.09.2020 Document

Launch of the EU-OSHA campaign "Healthy Workplaces Lighten the Load 2020-22" - ETUC Declaration

Safety and health at work – and prevention of MSDs - more important than ever in times of Covid-19 The health and safety of workers and the protection of jobs and rights have been the priority of the European trade union movement throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. When the restrictions relaxed to achieve a gradual return to economic activity, the ETUC demanded guarantees that the health and safety of workers is fully protected. 
  • 10.03.2020 Document

    ETUC Declaration on the COVID-19 Outbreak

    ETUC Declaration on the COVID-19 Outbreak In addition to the text below agreed by the ETUC Executive Committee, the ETUC has  cancelled all its meetings until April 19 that involve its staff or members travelling abroad, and instructed its staff not to travel abroad for other meetings, as part of a package of measures to deal with Covid-19.   Adopted at the Executive Committee of the 9-10 March 2020
  • 18.03.2019 Document

    European Parliament elections 2019 - Statement of the European Social Partners

    The European Union has given long-lasting peace across our continent and has brought European people together around the fundamental values of democracy, human rights, freedom and equality. Democracy needs to be lived in order to remain alive. We therefore urge citizens across Europe to go out and vote in the European elections from 23-26 May 2019 in order to have a say on the future and to defend democracy, sustainable economic growth and social justice.
  • 11.05.2018 Document

    Declaration of the International Trade Union Conference: "The Voice of Integration of the Western Balkans"

    ETUC team
    Declaration of the International Trade Union Conference “The Voice of Integration of the Western Balkans”, Sofia, 9 May 2018 As the EU-Western Balkans Summit is about to take place in Sofia on 17 May 2018, under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, at which the EU is expected to reaffirm its commitment to the integration of its partners in the Western Balkan countries and once again emphasise the region's place within the European family:
  • 12.04.2018 Document

    Declaration of Support to all Public Sector Workers and their Unions in Denmark

    Luca Visentini
    ETUC urges the Danish public employers to ensure unrestricted collective bargaining and withdraw threat of lockout.   Dear Colleagues, The ETUC supports your demands and struggle to win fair wage growth in the public sector, reflecting the wage development in the private sector.  We also support your call for a collective agreement to regulate the teachers working hours.
  • 30.10.2017 Document

    8th European Union – Latin American Trade Union Meeting and Panama Declaration

    8vo Encuentro Sindical Union Europea, America Latina y Caribe
    Brussels, 30 October 2017.    8th European Union, Latin America and Caribbean Trade Inion Meeting and Panama Declaration The 8th EU-CELAC Trade Union Meeting, organised by the Trade Union Confederation of the Americas (TUCA) and the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), and held in Panama, publishes its Panama Declaration here.  
  • 30.06.2017 Document

    Madrid Declaration on 'The Rights of LGBTQI* People in the Workplace'

    The European Trade Union Confederation celebrated the 2017 World Pride at a trade union conference, hosted and co-organised by the Spanish trade unions CC.OO and UGT, on ‘The Rights of LGBTQI* People in the Workplace’, which took place on 29-30 June. The conference was an opportunity for the ETUC and its affiliated organisations, represented via the LGBTQI* rights trade union network, to strengthen their cooperation in the fight for human rights, trade union rights and equality for all workers.