Measures advanced by trade unions, and trade union involvement, will be key to getting through this crisis.
On May 1st, need for solidarity greater than ever
From Ukraine to the cost-of-living crisis to the pandemic, the social challenges of the moment demand a solidaristic response.
Structural solutions for structural inequalities—a trade union perspective
Responses to the pandemic have upended the idea that ‘there is no alternative’ to macroeconomic policies engendering widening inequality.
The Social Summit—and beyond
Concrete commitments must follow today’s Social Summit in Porto if the promise of a social Europe is to be realised.
Trade unions are key to a safe exit from the pandemic
There can be no return to ‘business as usual’ after the crisis: the ‘new normal’ must entail a profound political and social transformation.
A message for May Day
Mayday, mayday: the leader of the European trade union movement warns of the threat from the populists in the coming EP elections.
The Trade Union Message To European Leaders
The economic situation and employment rates in Europe are improving. But it is much too early for complacency. Unemployment is still too high, most of the new jobs being created are precarious and poorly protected, and recent election results prove that social exclusion and inequalities in the labour market and society continue to undermine people’s […]
We Need A Strong ‘Social Pillar’ To Support Working People
The ‘European Pillar of Social Rights’: it could be a fine example of Euro-jargon masking very little substance, or it could be a chance for the European Union to turn a corner and demonstrate that its main priority is to promote social progress and a better life for European workers and citizens. The proof of […]
Putting The EU Wrongs Right: The Trade Union View
Haven’t we all had enough of the doom-mongers predicting the end of the EU? Of comparisons to the last days of the Roman Empire or – worse still – the violent break-up of Yugoslavia? And yet it’s true that EU leaders are offering few ‘reasons to be cheerful’ these days. Throughout history, trade unions have […]