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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  • 24 Jun 2016 A Europe that works for workers
     
    The British people have decided to leave the European Union. The EESC Workers' Group deeply regrets this decision but respects the democratic vote.
     

     

  • 17 Jun 2016 Murder of British MP Jo Cox

    Gabriele Bischoff's message of solidarity after the murder of British MP Jo Cox.

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Events - Workers' Group

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  • Extraordinary meeting of the Workers' Group
    Social and Economic Council of the Netherlands (SER), Bezuidenhoutseweg 60, 2594 AW The Hague, Netherlands

    On 31 May 2016, the Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee held an extraordinary meeting at the Hague.


  • 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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