This year’s TUC President Lesley Mercer, from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, looks ahead to the European Trade Union Confederation’s 40th anniversary conference on Monday, where she will be representing British trade unions with General Secretary Frances O’Grady and General Council spokesperson on Europe, Billy Hayes. You can follow the conference on twitter using #ETUC40.
Trade union confederations gathering in Madrid this weekend will be debating the issues that really matter to ordinary people. How to deliver sustainable growth and jobs? How to give citizens, workers and their unions a genuine role in economic and monetary union? How to embed a true social dimension into everything the European Union does?
The ETUC’s groundbreaking ‘Social Compact for Europe’ spells out what a social dimension means. Fair wages and progressive taxation, access to equality and social protection, and the opportunity for workers to have a voice at work through union involvement in free collective bargaining and social dialogue.
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