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.

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  • 22 Oct 2014
    Georges Dassis with members of «Cultura contro Camorra»
    The mafia : disobeying is possible

    The association "Cultura Contro Camorra", the aim of which is to fight against organized crime in the EU, visited the Workers' Group.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    Georges Dassis welcomes a delegation from the Argentinian trade union CETERA
    The regulation of sovereign debt

    A delegation from the Argentinian trade union CETERA discussed the problem of sovereign debt with Georges Dassis, president of the Workers' Group.

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  • Brussels, EESC, room JDE 62

    The Workers' Group organised an extraordinary meeting in Brussels on 23 October 2014 that was devoted in part to a discussion on a study about the economic and social situation in Austria.


  • Extraordinary meeting of the Workers' Group
    Consiglio Nazionale dell'Economia e del Lavoro, Via David Lubin n°2, 00196 Roma, Italy

    The event unveiled the priorities of the Italian Presidency of the European Union and examined the economic and social situation in Italy.

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