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Climate Action Call

Joint Climat Action Call cosigned by the ETUC Scientists say that we face a climate emergency. We need decisive action in the next 10 years to put us on a transformative pathway in line with the targets of the Paris Agreement, including efforts to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C. We must act immediately to get on track for a healthy, fair and liveable future. This will not only reduce devastating impacts of climate change but also bring major economic and social benefits, attract new investments, create new quality jobs and limit health damages. Join Climate Call co-signed by ETUC Download the PDF file  

02 July 2019|Categories: ETUC, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale|Tags: |

ILO: New international labour standard to combat violence, harassment, at work agreed

PRESS RELEASE: GENEVA (ILO News) – A new Convention and accompanying Recommendation to combat violence and harassment in the world of work have been adopted by the International Labour Conference  (ILC). The Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019, and Violence and Harassment Recommendation, 2019 , were adopted by delegates on the final day of the Centenary International Labour Conference, in Geneva. For the Convention, 439 votes were cast in favour, seven against, with 30 abstentions. The Recommendation was passed with 397 votes in favour, 12 votes against and 44 abstentions. The Convention recognizes that violence and harassment in the world of work “can constitute a human rights violation or abuse…is a threat to equal opportunities, is unacceptable and incompatible with decent work.” It defines “violence and harassment” [...]

27 June 2019|Categories: Fundamental rights, Harassment, Harassment, ILO, Working conditions|

Reform of Staff Regulations: many actions not definitively settled yet

In June 2019 issue of STAFF MATTERS, we will be looking at actions brought following the reform of the Staff Regulations which entered into force in 2014. Travel expenses, travelling time, annual leave, career capping, salary adjustment, increase in retirement age... Five years after the reform entered into force, many actions have not yet been definitively settled. READ on USB website: Staff Matters #8  

Resolution on digital transformation in the world of work

The Congress sets a series of specific priorities for USF and the Federal Committee in particular support the implementation of the digital environment with a view to maximising its benefits and reducing its disadvantages for workers; avoid job losses for workers; avoid a decline in the quality of work ; protect the contractual status of workers, particularly in the face of the growing uberisation of the world of work; prevent gaps from widening or appearing: ex-generational gap, gender digital gap, social and income gaps; combat low pay; fight for an organisation of work that improves the reconciliation of work and family time and not invades private life. Resolution on Digitalisation (FR)

Mr Attila Vajnai’s Speech (European Left Party)

Mr Attila Vajnai, President of the Council of Presidents of the European Left Party was the guest of the 15th Congress of USF. He intervened on the issue of the rise of nationalism in Europe. Excerpt from his speech: There is so much to do and to work on to achieve better working conditions everywhere. Especially in these times where precarious jobs have been imposed and therefore instability has unfortunately became part of the life, especially that of young people. And now we have also to face another huge struggle that is becoming more and more vital all around Europe, the rise of authoritarian nationalisms. Speech of Mr Attila VAJNAI (European Left) EN

Congress Political Resolution

Neoliberal policies, by weakening large sections of society, have paved the way for the rise of forces that are working for the disintegration of Europe. The European public service is the backbone of the European project and must be defended against nationalism by all those who support European integration. On this will depend not only our jobs and their quality, but also the future of the entire continent. Political resolution (FR)

03 June 2019|Categories: Bratislava, Congress, USF - Union Syndicale Fédérale|Tags: , , |