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  1. 1. EN FR Home Links Site map Members only Contact us Search Search OK »About us Our Activities Resolutions Speeches Press Room Events Publications You are here:Home / Our Activities / Economic and employment policies - Europe 2020 / Focus: Economic and social crisis Related: Focus: Economic and social Lire la version française crisis Euro-demonstration 29 29 February 2012: Decentralised European day of action September 2010 : "No to austerity – Priority for jobs and growth! " (25/6/10) Enough is enough! Alternatives do exist. For employment and social justice The Paris Declaration of the ETUC (28/5/09) Towards a New Social Deal in Europe (8/5/09) You can follow the European day of action on Facebook: Economic and employment policies Why take this action? Europe 2020 In collaboration with its member organisations, the Confederation has decided on a European day of action on 29 February on the eve of the European Council scheduled for 1 and 2 March. The European trade union intends to send out a strong message to Europe’s decision-makers: enough is enough! Alternatives to austerity do exist. We need to put employment and social justice at the heart of the priorities. The response to the crisis, for which there is universal political consensus in Europe today, is austerity and budgetary discipline. Slashing wages and social protection, attacking collective bargaining mechanisms and making employment contracts ultra-flexible are what the neoliberal ideologists are putting forward as the only prospect! As recently as 30 January 2012 the European Summit put the finishing touches to a new international treaty bringing EU one step nearer to austerity providing for punishment in the event of deficits. This treaty, which will probably be adopted by the European Council on 1 and 2 March, sets budgetary discipline in stone and threatens to get Europe bogged down in recession. That is why European trade unions will be mobilising on 29 February all across Europe to stress that solutions other than budgetary discipline do exist. What we need is a recovery plan for employment and sustainable growth. Support material Poster To download the Poster , please click on the link below. Poster Tract FR EN Actions in Belgium Preliminary meeting, on 28 February, of a delegation of trade union leaders with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission. On 29 February, the trade union delegation will meet the President of the European Council, Mr Herman Van Rompuy and the President of the European Parliament, Mr Martin Schultz. The ETUC and its Belgian members (FGTB – CSC – CGSLB) will be gathering in front of the Council of the European Union (175, rue de la Loi) between 12 noon and 1 pm. Actions in Brussels Information for the Press A Press meeting point will be available in front of the EU Council. You will also have the opportunity to meet and interview the trade union leaders in attendance. Further information will be supplied later. Press releases Decentralised actions across Europe Google map
  2. 2. European industrial federationsThe European industrial federations have called on their members to support the European day of action.Audio-visual galleryThe videos and photos are free of copyright.ETUC press contactsPatricia Grillo Head of Press and Communications +32 (0) 2 22 40 430 +32 (0) 477 77 01 64Emanuela Bonacina Press officer +32 (0) 2 22 40 432 +32 (0) 473 94 26 47Daniele Melli Press officer +32 (0) 2 22 40 431 +32 (0) 473 94 25 63Press contacts for the Belgian trade unionCSC
  3. 3. David Vanbellinghen +32 2 246 32 84 +32 (0)477 37 88 17Myreine Kint +32 2 246 32 84 +32 (0)494/074 695FGTBAudrey Lhoest +32 2 506 83 65 +32 (0) 476 90 16 30Nora Cassiers +32 2 506 82 43 +32 (0) 477 18 50 06CGSLBDirk Mertens +32 2 558 51 50 +32 (0) 476 22 16 19Didier Seghin +32 2 558 51 50 +32 (0) 473 78 06 18 A↓ A↑ Print this pageYour feedback is valuable to usWas this article interesting and relevant for you? Do you have any comments?You can post a reply to this article here.Be the first person to write a comment on this article!Last Modification :February 24 2012. © Copyright 2000-2011

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