Trade union march for ‘A Fairer Europe for workers’ 26 April

There will be a march and rally on Friday 26 April in Brussels for ‘A fairer Europe for workers’ called by the European Trade Union Confederation.

The march gathers outside the European Parliament in Place Luxembourg at 10.30 and concludes with a rally near the European Council and Commission in Avenue Auderghem (by Rond Point Schuman).

The march is to draw attention to the European elections, to call for a better and more social Europe, not less Europe – and for social progress, better pay and better working and living conditions.  

“This year’s European elections are the most important for decades” said Luca Visentini “and we are calling for all citizens to vote, and to vote for candidates and parties that will fight for a fairer Europe for working people. Do not be fooled by far-right, anti-European and sovereignist parties – they offer no solution to the problems facing working people today.”

For media

  • There will be a photo/filming opportunity at 11am in Place Luxembourg as European and Belgian leaders* start the march together carrying the main banner ‘A fairer Europe for workers’
  • ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini, Belgian and other national union leaders will be available for interview/comment after the speeches which will take place from a lorry in Avenue Auderghem (by Rond Point Schuman) around 12.00/12.30

Some 10,000 demonstrators are expected to join the march – mainly from Belgium and France, and with delegations from many EU member states including Germany, Italy Spain, Hungary, Slovenia and elsewhere.


*Leaders present will include Luca Visentini , ETUC; Miranda Ulens, FGTB (Be); Marie-Hélène Ska, CSC (Be);  Philippe Martinez, CGT (Fr); Laurent Berger, CFDT (Fr); Luigi Sbarra, CISL (It); Tamás Székely, MASZSZ (Hu); Pepe Alvarez UGT (Spain)

Event hashtag #FairerEUdemo

For more information

including march route at bottom of page  



Julian Scola

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