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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  • 28 Apr 2016 Fairer labour mobility

    The drafting of an exploratory opinion on fairer labour mobility within the EU at the request of the Netherlands Presidency comes against a background of serious threats to the freedom of movement of workers and, in general, all persons in the EU.

  • 28 Apr 2016 Combating aggressive tax planning

    In January, the European Commission presented a new legislative package to combat aggressive tax planning. The package aims to establish a transparent model of cross-border taxation which tackles tax avoidance.

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Events - Workers' Group

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  • Europe's Day - Open Day of the European Institutions - Come and discover Europe!
    Cultural Event - Brussels, Belgium

    The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) will be opening its doors to the general public between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

    This year, the EESC is focussing on what civil society organisations are doing in response to the migration crisis in Europe.

    Under the common interinstitutional slogan of “United in diversity”, the Committee will also showcase its work on economic and social policy for the European Union, its work on sustainable development and its efforts to support participatory democracy in Europe and throughout the world.

    On the day’s programme are a variety of information stands, fun activities for all, a photo booth, a children’s corner and musical events.

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