World Day of Decent Work

By Esther Lynch, ETUC Confederal Secretary On October 7 every year, trade unions on every continent mark World Day for Decent Work. Decent work needs to be at the top of everyone’s agenda – ...

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Revealed: true size of EU east-west pay gap

Workers in 11 central and eastern EU countries are paid up to €944 less per month than workers in Germany when costs of living are taken into account, according to a study published today by the ...

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Young people and the youth pay gap

Pay Rise Campaign – Briefing Note Young people and the youth pay gap Young people earn below the average wage in all EU countries. But in some the gap is much wider than in others, and is ...

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Young people in traineeships

Pay Rise Campaign – Briefing paper Young people in traineeships Traineeships are supposed to ease the path from education to work, and should have a strong training or learning element. In ...

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Make May Day Pay Day!

Across Europe, as workers celebrate trade union solidarity on 1 May, many ETUC affiliates will be using the opportunity to highlight their demands for higher pay, and support for the ETUC’s #Our ...

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Our recipe is a pay rise – now!

By Luc Triangle It is high time for a pay rise. For years now, wages have been considered as the sole cost adjustment for recovery. But wage cuts and wage moderation did not bring back recovery. ...

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