A People’s Recovery
Everybody on board for a fairer, greener & digital future!
ETUC acknowledges the efforts made to create a €750 billion European Union recovery plan on top of the EU’s long-term budget (ie MFF). Although not enough it represents a much better response to the COVID crisis than the EU’s austerity-driven response to the 2008 financial crisis. With 45 million workers at risk of unemployment the stakes are very high.
Joint statement of the European and Ukrainian trade unions on the occasion of the EU-Ukraine Summit, 6 October 2020.
According to the terms of the AA and DCFTA, Ukraine must implement international labour norms in law and in practice, ensure freedom of association and collective bargaining in particular, strengthen social dialogue and capacities of social partners, and gradually align its legislation with the EU Acquis in the field of employment, remuneration, social policies and equal opportunities. These obligations currently are not respected by Ukraine.
This guide has several objectives: first of all, it provides a clear definition of the concept of adaptation to climate change. Second, it aims to give the reader a clear idea of how climate change consequences will affect the different European regions and sectors. Third, it aims to explain what effects climate change will have on health and safety of workers. Finally, it details a set of recommendations and looks at existing practices to allow trade unions to take action on adaptation at the various levels.
Freedom, democracy and social justice are core values of the European Union. Democracy is important; not only on the political but also on the economic level.
More Democracy at Work is part of a broader approach for a more Social Europe which is urgently needed.
Workers represent an integral part of companies and the public sector, offering their time, energy and skills on a daily basis. Their voice and influence are however limited and are in fact shrinking
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A well-functioning European insolvency framework with a focus on preventive restructuring is not only essential to safeguard employment and workers’ interests, but also to support economic growth and cross-border investment. With this context in mind, it is important for the European Trade Union movement to analyse the impact the new EU directive may have on European workers’ rights as well as to clarify the scope for national implementation.
The ETUC launches a series of ‘COVID-19 Watch’ briefing notes.
They focus on developments providing critical information on the impacts of COVID-19 on labour markets, workers and citizens across Europe.
These Briefing Notes are produced by the ETUC with the support of the ETUI and ETUC affiliated organisations. While every effort has been made to make them accurate at the date of publication, new agreements and measures are being announced daily. The current briefings will be updated periodically, and new ones produced on other topics.
ETUC is concerned that Artificial Intelligence will reinforce gender inequality and stereotypes by building existing biases and prejudices into the algorithms and programmes of artificial intelligence, and believes that every effort needs to be made to ensure women are treated equally and with respect.
The report on “Company Law, Artificial Corporate Entities and Social Policy” by Jan Cremers was published In the framework of the project “Company Mobility and Workers Representatives in Company Boards”.
Dear President von der Leyen,
Dear Executive Vice-President Timmermans,
We, the European Consumers Organisation (BEUC), the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), representing the voice of consumers, workers and the environment, have come together to call on you to build a Europe that protects people and ecosystems against chemical pollution.
The study set out to map best practices on work-life balance (WLB) agreements negotiated by social partners in 10 Member States: Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.