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60m workers depend on EU recovery fund

Jul 15 2020, 07:52    ETUC

60m workers depend on EU recovery fund dmelli@etuc.org Wed, 15/07/2020 - 09:52 Over 10 per cent of the EU’s population are relying on the recovery fund to avoid or escape unemployment, trade unions have told national leaders ahead of a crucial EU summit. The European Trade Union Confederation has written to the leaders of the EU institutions and all 27 heads of state to urge them not to further delay adoption of the 750bn Euro package needed to save and create jobs. The ETUC reminds …


  • Long distance drivers win real rest breaks as MEPs back Mobility Package    ETUC Long distance drivers win real rest breaks as MEPs back Mobility Package ljames@etuc.org Thu, 09/07/2020 - 12:14 Lorry, bus and coach drivers will benefit from real rest breaks and more time at home under new rules adopted by the European Parliament today following a long-running campaign by trade …
  • National UPdates n°17 - July 2020    ETUC National UPdates n°17 - July 2020 dmelli@etuc.org Tue, 07/07/2020 - 09:44 Dear readers,Over recent months, trade unions across Europe have been working flat out to defend workers’ health and jobs during the coronavirus crisis. Our summer edition of National UPdates highlights just a few …
  • Speaking notes of Luca Visentini - Les rencontre économiques – Aix en Provence, 4 July 2020    ETUC Speaking notes of Luca Visentini - Les rencontre économiques – Aix en Provence, 4 July 2020 dmelli@etuc.org Mon, 06/07/2020 - 09:07 Speaking notes of the intervention by ETUC General Secretary Luca Visentini at "Les rencontre économiques"– Aix en Provence, 4 July 2020
  • 900,000 new unemployed during first 3 months of Covid crisis – Recovery Plan needed now    ETUC 900,000 new unemployed during first 3 months of Covid crisis – Recovery Plan needed now ljames@etuc.org Thu, 02/07/2020 - 13:10 Eurostat figurespublishedtoday show 253,000 workers lost their jobs in May, which follows losses of 397,000 jobs in April and 241,000 in March. It takes the total …
  • New Youth Guarantee delivers never ending training rather than real jobs    ETUC New Youth Guarantee delivers never ending training rather than real jobs ljames@etuc.org Wed, 01/07/2020 - 15:03 Responding to the European Commission’s communication on reinforcing the Youth Guarantee, ETUC Confederal Secretary Ludovic Voet said: “Commissioner Schmit has said rightly …
  • Commission delays action on collective bargaining for self-employed    ETUC Commission delays action on collective bargaining for self-employed ljames@etuc.org Tue, 30/06/2020 - 20:19 The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) is disappointed and frustrated that self-employed and freelance workers will have to wait years for fair pay and decent working conditions. …
  • Real Youth Guarantee needed as under-25s unemployment set to rise by 70%    ETUC Real Youth Guarantee needed as under-25s unemployment set to rise by 70% ljames@etuc.org Tue, 30/06/2020 - 11:40 The ETUC is calling on the European Commission to significantly improve its youth guarantee after new calculations warned youth unemployment will almost double this year. Eurostat …
  • Workers' voice - The ETUC newsletter - June 2020    ETUC Workers' voice - The ETUC newsletter - June 2020 dmelli@etuc.org Tue, 30/06/2020 - 11:20 Dear Readers, We have just published theJune 2020 edition of theETUC newsletter. To read the document, pleaseclick here. Enjoy!