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European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC)

15-JUN-2016 17:19

    The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) was established in 1973 as European Trade Union Organisation to represent workers of Europe. 90 National Trade Union Confederations from 39 European Countries, 10 European Industry federations and 60 million individual trade unionists comprises the present members of ETUC.


    This organisation was formed to improve the wellbeing of workers and their families on priority basis and also believes that the social dimension, incorporating the principles of democracy, social justice and human rights, should be an example to inspire other countries.  The ETUC defends fundamental social values such as solidarity, equality, democracy, social justice and cohesion. It fights for:

    • Good quality of work for all

    • Maximum social protection

    • Discrimination on gender equality and fair pay

    • equal chances

    • social inclusion and fundamental rights

    • Safety at work as well as good health

    • Freedom of movement for European workers, and an end to abuse and exploitation

    • Good quality public services that are approachable to all

    • Action to fight climate change while protecting workers’ jobs

    • Promotion of these European social values in other parts of the world

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