About: John Monks

Brexit 17-01-2013

Why British workers should not be convinced by Cameron

Millions of British workers have reason to be grateful for EU employment measures, which Prime Minister David Cameron will try to discredit tomorrow in his landmark speech, writes Baron John Monks, stressing social advances achieved so far are a cause worth fighting for the British working people.

Monks: Austerity ‘too much, too fast’

Eurozone governments panicked at the onset of the Greek crisis and now there is a real risk that austerity measures, hastily adopted, might prompt a double-dip recession, John Monks, secretary-general of the European Trade Union Confederation, told EURACTIV in an interview.

Monks: Europe can lead world on ‘green engineering’

EU countries should pour money into 'green' jobs to make Europe the world leader in green engineering, John Monks, secretary-general of ETUC, the European Trade Union Confederation, told EURACTIV in an interview, describing the bloc's economic recovery plan as "ambitious, but not enough".
Brexit 27-11-2008

Saving capitalism from speculators

"Capitalism is under threat from greedy big-time speculators," fears John Monks, secretary-general of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), writing in the autumn edition of Europe's World.