• 12.10.2020 Publication

    A People’s Recovery - Everybody on board For a fairer, greener & digital future!

    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.
  • 06.10.2020 Publication

    Joint statement of the European and Ukrainian trade unions on the occasion of the EU-Ukraine Summit, 6 October 2020

    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.
  • 05.08.2020 Publication

    Adaptation to Climate Change and the world of work - A Guide for Trade Unions

    Adaptation to Climate Change
    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.
  • 30.06.2020 Publication

    More democracy at work (Publications and video)

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    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 Have a look to our video
  • 24.06.2020 Publication

    Strengthening Workers'Voices in case of Insolvencies - ETUC Report and Guidelines

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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.
  • 26.03.2020 Publication

    COVID-19 Watch // ETUC Briefing notes

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    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.
  • 03.03.2020 Publication

    Artificial Intelligence will it make bias against women worse?

    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.
  • 09.12.2019 Publication

    Joint letter to Ursula von der Leyen regarding EU chemicals policy

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    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.