About: Bernadette Ségol

Climate change 02-10-2015

Unions call for cash for carbon dependent regions

Trade union leaders on Friday (2 October) called for workers in regions dependent on carbon intensive industries to be given financial and other support to help them find new jobs.
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Economy & Jobs 13-05-2015

Climate and Energy: A just transition?

The European Commission’s Energy Union strategy is very ambitious and will cut across a number of policy sectors including energy, transport, research and innovation, foreign policy, regional and neighborhood policy, trade and agriculture, according to the EU executive's plan. €119 billion will be invested in the energy transmission projects needed by 2020 and a significant effort in legislative proposals will follow. Solidarity will be the major play card in Europe.
Bernadette Ségol

Workers’ Day message for the European Commission

EU policies to tackle the crisis have made things worse, writes Bernadette Ségol. Many in the new European Commission know it, but cannot say it.

Commission forecasts small reduction in unemployment

The EU's overall unemployment rate is likely to fall to 10% in 2015 and to 9.5% in 2016, down from 10.3% in 2014, the Commission said on Tuesday (4 November), as labour markets show signs of recovery.
Bernadette Ségol, general secretary of the ETUC. [ETUC CES/Flickr]
Climate change 22-09-2014

Climate change: Act for people, listen to science

Extreme weather events, including floods and storms, have driven growing numbers of Europeans from their homes. EU governments urgently need to take the lead in tackling the global threat of climate change, write Bernadette Ségol and Wendel Trio.
Bernadette Ségol, general secretary of the ETUC. [ETUC CES/Flickr]

MEPs, make Juncker keep his promises

Jean-Claude Juncker was elected European Commission president on the basis of a social, even hopeful ten-point plan for Europe. Now, MEPs bear the responsibility to hold him into account on these promises, writes Bernadette Ségol.
Bernadette Ségol

Trade union leader: ‘The EPP is no longer unanimous on austerity’

Bernadette Ségol, the secretary general of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), recalls her organisation’s messages on austerity policies ahead of today's EU summit meeting, and warns that even centre-right politicians see the need for a policy shift.

Ségol: Leaders have misevaluated austerity actions

EU leaders have miscalculated the impact of austerity measures, says European Trade Unions chief Bernadette Ségol, who calls for radical actions to avert falling deeper into recession.
Euro & Finance 19-08-2011

Ségol: Financial tax must repair crisis damage

A financial transaction tax is needed to repair the damage of the financial crisis, which has cost millions in jobs, and the money should be used to invest in low-carbon growth and employment, said Bernadette Ségol, the newly-appointed secretary-general of the European Trade Union Confederation, in an interview with EURACTIV.