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Job support must be extended after ‘sharpest decline ever’ in employment

Nov 18 2020, 11:51    ETUC

18.11.2020 Press release Job support must be extended after ‘sharpest decline ever’ in employment The European Commission has today published its annual employment report as part of the Autumn Package which shows that the EU suffered the ‘sharpest decline ever’ in employment over any two quarters. Commenting on the Autumn Package published today by the European Commission, ETUC Confederal Secretary Liina Carr said: “Today’s report shows European workers are …


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  • National UPdates n°18 - November 2020    ETUC National UPdates n°18 - November 2020 dmelli@etuc.org Mon, 16/11/2020 - 13:50 Dear readers, As the coronavirus pandemic continues to take its toll on people across Europe, trade unions in different countries are acting to preserve jobs and keep workers safe, offer support to people in …
  • Striking cleaners call on von der Leyen to deliver pay transparency promise    ETUC Striking cleaners call on von der Leyen to deliver pay transparency promise JAMES, Luke Fri, 13/11/2020 - 10:30 Cleaners going on strike today are among women working on the Covid frontline who have spoken out about the need for an EU pay transparency directive to end the undervaluation of their …
  • ETUC strongly supports LGBTIQ equality strategy    ETUC 12.11.2020 Press release ETUC strongly supports LGBTIQ equality strategy Today, the European Commission has published its first ever LGBTIQ strategy. ETUC Confederal Secretary Ludovic Voet commented "ETUC strongly supports the European Commission's commitment to LGBTIQ equality. The equality …
  • Unions urge Commission to name a date for pay transparency directive    ETUC Unions urge Commission to name a date for pay transparency directive JAMES, Luke Tue, 10/11/2020 - 11:22 The European Commission has today announced it will "soon propose binding measures on pay transparency". Commenting on the development, ETUC Deputy General Secretary Esther Lynchsaid: "It's good …
  • ETUC on forecast of longer crisis    ETUC 05.11.2020 Press release ETUC on forecast of longer crisis Responding to the Autumn Economic Forecast published by the European Commission today, ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini said: “The forecast shows the economic crisis created by Covid-19 will continue for longer than expected, …
  • Unions publish own equal pay directive to protest Commission delay    ETUC Unions publish own equal pay directive to protest Commission delay JAMES, Luke Wed, 04/11/2020 - 09:45 The ETUC has taken the unusual step of publishing its own pay transparency directive in protest over the delay to European Commission legislation originally due to be published today – …
  • Solidarity with Vienna    ETUC 03.11.2020 Press release Solidarity with Vienna Just days after the terrorist murders in Nice, the ETUC extends it solidarity to the people of Vienna following the murderous assault in the Austrian capital last night. ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini said “We stand with the victims, …