Workers' Group - Group II

The Workers' Group (Group II) comprises representatives from national trade unions, confederations and sectoral federations. Its members represent over 80 trade union organisations – the vast majority of them affiliated to the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) or its sectoral federations.

Although the European social model is an example for much of the world, there are still too many people suffering hardship or excluded from society because of poverty, discrimination, lack of education, or other disadvantages.

Group II's key priorities have always been the full employment, the improvement of the living and working conditions of workers in Europe and the well-being of all EU citizens, as well as of workers and their families in other continents.

It is firmly committed to the enlargement and strengthening of the EU, as an area of prosperity, freedom and democracy, mutual support, solidarity and social cohesion, and aims to ensure that workers can play a real part in European policy-making.

Latest news - Workers' Group

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  • 11 Jun 2015
    A delegation from the ESEC visits the Workers’ Group

    Exchange of views on the posting of workers.

  • 10 Jun 2015
    Debt restructuring and EU-CELAC summit

    During a discussion with Argentina's foreign minister, Hector Timerman, on the EU-CELAC relations and the restructuring of debt, the president of the Workers' Group, Georges Dassis, strongly criticised the exclusion of European and Latin American trade unions from the preparatory meeting before the Summit.

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Events - Workers' Group

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    Cultural Event - Brussels, Belgium

    «Work accomplished» is a visual representation of the activities of the Workers' Group at the European Economic and Social Committee during the 2010-2015 term of office.

    A brief summary of the group's priorities, discussions and thematic meetings.

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    Room JDE 63
    Brussels, Belgium

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), and the European Youth Forum (YFJ) organised a joint event on youth employment on the afternoon of June 25th in the European Economic and Social Committee.

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