About: European Trade Union Confederation

Climate change 18-05-2018

Trade unions take action to ensure a just transition

As climate change has increasingly tangible effects, also impacting the working environment, trade unions in Europe have signalled their intention to tackle it by taking some concrete measures.
EU Priorities 2020 23-02-2018

EU budget post 2020: Fortress Europe or a budget for working people?

One of the main discussion points of the  informal summit in Brussels on 23 February is the EU's post-2020 long-term budget, however the topics to be debated on the matter are limited and do not take into account the Pillar of Social Rights, writes Thiébaut Weber.
Economy & Jobs 24-01-2018

The end of European labour agreements?

Barely a dozen sectoral agreements have been finalised ever since social dialogue was established in Europe. The social partners’ contradictory objectives and the progressive disinvestment of the European Commission are to blame for this.

Workers must not pay the price of Brexit

Trade unions will fight tooth and nail against any erosion of social rights currently guaranteed by the EU, in the wake of Brexit, in the UK or elsewhere, writes Luca Visentini.

Trade unions: ‘20% of employed Greeks live below the poverty line’

"Austerity has aggravated the crisis," trade unions stressed ahead of the EU leaders Spring summit, traditionally dedicated to economic issues, which opens in Brussels today (20 March). Wages have fallen by up to 23% across the EU, poverty has surged, and workers are overtaxed, said trade union leaders, calling on citizens to vote for a “social Europe” on 25 May.

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