Europe is undergoing multiple transitions. For these to succeed, social dialogue to build consensus will be essential.
Workers are under tremendous pressure amid the cost-of-living crisis. But trade unions are showing resilience to inspire.
Defending workers’ living standards has become trade unions’ primary concern.
Europe’s trade union and Christian business leaders appeal jointly for a new economic and social order after the pandemic.
There are no acceptable levels of workplace fatalities—a focus on prevention is needed.
Trade union rights are human rights and must be protected in EU law.
Ensuring a high wage floor in the EU is not just the right thing to do to lift the low paid but is integral to recovery from the pandemic.
The welfare state sought to protect workers from labour-market risks. After Covid-19, reduced working time and greater autonomy must be on the agenda.
A framework agreement between the social partners should ensure job security and worker involvement are prioritised across the European Union.
On International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, over 50 female union leaders urge stronger action by the incoming European Commission.
The good news is that employment in the EU is at a record high. The bad news is that so much of it is insecure work—and a directive currently in train needs to be tough enough to fix that. Europe has a growing crisis of insecure work. Just before Christmas, the European Commission triumphantly announced that […]
The European Commission continues to talk about robust recovery, but with wages falling or stagnating, many people in Europe are worse off than they were a decade ago. The European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions has recently reported that more than half the population in 11 EU Member States has difficulty […]
Why, in 2016, has the European Trade Union Confederation found it necessary to start ringing alarm bells in defence of basic trade union rights in the EU? The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, agreed in 1948 as a reaction to the horrors of the Second World War, states: “Everyone has the right to form and […]