Creating a strong European industrial base is fundamental when securing the foundation of the EU’s economy, and ensuring a sustainable progression towards a flourishing economy and an environmentally friendly production.
This website is a joint effort between the European industry federations EFFAT, EMCEF, EMF and ETUF:TCL, with the aim to strengthen the visibility and impact of trade union industrial policy on a European level, while providing information about priority areas of the federations.
A sustainable future for metal industries: a decent and organised future for metalworkers in Europe
Representatives from over 20 national agricultural trade unions called for better protection of the workers against musculoskeletal disorders, framework conditions for the setting-up of further observatories at national level and considerations for a European definition of musculoskeletal diseases in agriculture. The discussions took place in Eco-musée, France during 7th to 8th of June, in the presence of the social partners GEOPA-COPA and representatives of several labour national inspectorates, specialized centers and institutes.
Dorje Khatri from GEFONT (Nepal) will plant an ITUC flag on top of Mount Everest on 22nd May!
This action is part of GEFONT new climate change campaign `Save the Climate - Save the Himalayas`. The aim of this action is to show how high the goals of Trade Unions are.
Follow the ascent on our blog!: http://www.ituc-csi.org/the-ituc-flag-the-himalayas-and.html
The general assembly of the Effat agricultural sector, held in Dubrovnik on 6 april 2011 requires that, in the definition of the future CAP the following criteria must be taken into account: 1) that CAP payments be assessed for actual employment on those farms receiving more than a base payment. In future, decoupled agricultural subsidies should be linked not to the number of hectares per farm but to the number of workers per farm (farm owners and partners should be included as workers); 2) the adoption of measures for the professional training, qualification and retraining of workers in order to achieve the objectives or the CAP more fully; 3) the adoption of measures aimed at protecting workers'health and improving safety at work also through encouraging the provision of training and information about accident and illness prevention.
On 14th - 16th May 2012, the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) or 'Rio+20' will take place in Rio de Janeiro. Also referred to as the Rio+20 Earth Summit, due to the initial conference held in Rio in 1992.
ITUC: A strong mobilisation of unions and civil society throughout 2011 will be crucial for pushing governments outside of their 'comfort zones' and raising commitments.
In the context of sustained attacks on national debt in the bond markets, the extremely fragile economic recovery and high unemployment, especially youth unemployment, the European Commission and member states are pressing for the reinforcement of economic governance in the EU (and particularly in the euro area) with new enforcement mechanisms for non-compliant member states.
Better economic coordination to support the monetary union is essential. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that reducing public deficits and ‘belt-tightening’ has become the cornerstone of European economic decision-making. There is no real strategy based on growth on the table.
Europe urgently needs a strong full employment policy.