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New Year – Continuity and Change: EFFAT’s plans for 2020

New Year – Continuity and Change: EFFAT’s plans for 2020

It may be the start of a new year, but some truths remain constant: strong trade unions are vital to ensure social justice, better working conditions and decent wages. From progressive decentralisation of collective bargaining, to austerity measures and the...

European Green Deal Investment Plan and Just Transition Mechanism – EFFAT worries over limited budget and social partners’ involvement

COP25 – EFFAT joins growing calls for urgency

As COP25 proceeds in Madrid, EFFAT is concerned by the remarks of Johan Rockström, Joint Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, who told The Guardian that “we are at risk of getting so bogged down in incremental technicalities at these...

Iran: Unpaid wages, hungry workers, live bullets

Iran: Unpaid wages, hungry workers, live bullets

Mass protests in cities across Iran erupted on November 15 in response to a hike in the price of fuel. The government responded with lethal force and shut down the internet, and in some places even mobile phone service, cutting people off from one another and from the...