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ETUC response to European Semester Winter Package

Feb 26 2020, 14:12    ETUC

ETUC response to European Semester Winter Package ljames@etuc.org Wed, 26/02/2020 - 15:12 Responding to the European Commission's European Semester Winter Package, ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini said: “The Commission recognises that wage inequalities are increasing and life is getting tougher for low-wage workers, underlining the urgent need for higher statutory minimum wages where they exist and measures to promote collective bargaining in every member state.


  • Gender pay equality on a tightrope in Berlaymont protest    ETUC Gender pay equality on a tightrope in Berlaymont protest ljames@etuc.org Tue, 25/02/2020 - 15:35 The ETUC today staged a protest with a difference outside the European Commission headquarters as a cast of street performers visualised the struggle for equal pay. A wire walker crossed a rope …
  • Just 20% of Brussels job adverts transparent over pay    ETUC Just 20% of Brussels job adverts transparent over pay ljames@etuc.org Mon, 24/02/2020 - 09:36 Just one fifth of adverts on Brussels’ biggest job websites are transparent over pay, a trend that is contributing to Europe’s 16% gender pay gap. The ETUC analysed 100 job adverts on the …
  • Racist crime in Hanau - ETUC Condemn    ETUC Racist crime in Hanau - ETUC Condemn dmelli@etuc.org Mon, 24/02/2020 - 09:30 The ETUC strongly condemns the appalling racist crime committed in Hanau, Germany. We express our sincere condolences to the families and we reiterate support to our colleagues. More than ever, across Europe the fight …
  • 3.3 million workers lose out because member states fail to protect collective bargaining    ETUC 3.3 million workers lose out because member states fail to protect collective bargaining dmelli@etuc.org Fri, 21/02/2020 - 09:00 At least 3.3 million fewer workers are benefiting from a collective bargaining agreement across the European Union today compared to the beginning of the century, the …
  • ETUC response to Commission strategies on digital and AI    ETUC ETUC response to Commission strategies on digital and AI ljames@etuc.org Wed, 19/02/2020 - 14:35 Commenting on the launch of the European Commission’s strategiesfor digital and AI, ETUC confederal secretary Isabelle Schömann said: "The introduction of AI in the workplace must be done in …
  • Wage increases not reflecting productivity increases in most EU states    ETUC Wage increases not reflecting productivity increases in most EU states ljames@etuc.org Fri, 14/02/2020 - 09:51 Productivity increased more than wages* in a majority of EU member states. From 2010 to 2019 wages increased less than labour productivity in 15 EU member states according to new …
  • ETUC and ITUC welcome lifting of EU trade benefits from Cambodia    ETUC ETUC and ITUC welcome lifting of EU trade benefits from Cambodia jscola@etuc.org Wed, 12/02/2020 - 12:27 The European Commission announced today a partial withdrawal of trade concessions to Cambodia under its preferential trade arrangement, EverythingButArms(EBA). The decision came after a long …
  • Workers' share of economic prosperity down in 18 EU member states    ETUC Workers' share of economic prosperity down in 18 EU member states ljames@etuc.org Mon, 10/02/2020 - 10:44 Workers in two thirds of EU member states are receiving a smaller share of their country’s GDP than they were at the beginning of the decade, official figures show. European …