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2017 – the year of the pay rise

Thursday 22 December 2016

European trade unions have agreed to make 2017 the year of pay rise for European workers. “It’s time for our recovery” said ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini. “Profits and executive pay have long recovered from the crisis, but white and blue collar workers’ wages have still have not got back to pre-crisis levels. One in…

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Balancing the challenges of work and private life

Tuesday 20 December 2016

The European Trade Union Confederation believes workers must be able to combine their working and private lives in a way that meets the needs of parents, children, carers and dependants. Evidence shows that a fair ‘work-life balance’ is good for workers, employers and society in general. Steps are also necessary to redress the gender inequality…

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ETUC statement on the evolution of the Turkish situation

Friday 16 December 2016

Statement approved at the ETUC Executive Committee 14-15 December 2016   On 15 July, an attempted coup took place in Turkey.  The ETUC expressed – with the ITUC – its firmest condemnation of that attempt, and stated that any terrorist attacks or unconstitutional efforts to seize power and overthrow democracy must be opposed. The European and international trade union…

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Stand up for undocumented workers

Friday 16 December 2016

Excluding undocumented workers from contributing to and benefiting from education and other public services costs EU citizens far more than including them, says a brochure published for the International Migrants Day (December 18) by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) and Union MigrantNet. Estimates for the number of undocumented migrants in the EU range from…

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