“Give us back what you took from us!”

Thousands of Slovenian trade unionists gathered outside government buildings in Ljubljana on 24 January to demand “Higher wages for all, not just the privileged”. Some 30,000 public sector ...

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Not greedy, just fair

By Esther Lynch, ETUC Confederal Secretary When they demand pay rises, workers and trade unions are all too often described as greedy – but nothing could be further from the truth. Pay rises are ...

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The answer is wages, not capital

By Professor Jordi Angusto As in any other religion, faith lies behind capitalism. Faith that capital is a panacea always and in any situation: to push economic growth or to help less developed ...

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Why pay rises boost the economy

By Ronald Janssen Wages across Europe have been suffering much in the aftermath of the Great Financial Crisis. Before the crisis, nominal wages were increasing at a rate of 3 to 3.5%. Since then ...

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