Social dialogue and rights: a guarantee for a fair societyExtraordinary meeting of the Workers' Group Conference -
Vilnius, Lithuania On 1 July 2013, the Workers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee organised an extraordinary meeting in Vilnius at the invitation of the three Lithuanian trade union confederations. The meeting took place at the Lithuanian Parliament.
News Item5 Jun 2013
High noon for social EuropeMany members of the Workers' Group are in Dublin to participate in the mid-term conference of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) taking place on 5 and 6 June 2013.
Speech Item15 Mar 2013Organisation: EESC, Speaker: Staffan Nilsson Staffan Nilsson`s remarks at the conference on Immigration – a source of wealth and duties for EuropeEurope is facing an unprecedented crisis with heavy economic and social consequences. With them has come a tendency for people to retreat into the shelter of familiar identities, a rise in extremism, nationalism and the development of xenophobic, or racist, speech.
Respect for fundamental rights, which is the foundation stone of the European model and construction, must be forcefully demanded and Europe must remain an exemplary continent, particularly in these times.