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EU Trade Unions seek assurances for the Youth Guarantee!
More investment in the future of young people is desperately needed to prevent the social time bomb of youth unemployment in the EU. With youth unemployment levels at over 22% across the EU and a shocking 53% in Spain, and with all economic forecasts suggesting that youth unemployment will remain high across Europe, it is crucial that European-level youth employment initiatives are maintained and extended.This was the message that young trade unionists conveyed to Marianne Thyssen, European...


In memoriam:
William Van der Straeten °30/9/1955 - 4/1/2016 It is with deep regret and sincere sadness that we have to inform you that our colleague William Van der Straeten sadly passed away on 4 January 2016 at the age of 60, after a long period of illness. William has been working in the EFBWW secretariat since May 1992. He was the political secretary for the wood, furniture and forestry sectors and was strongly involved in the EWC activities of the EFBWW.He had a long...


The EFBWW calls on the Commission to elaborate an ambitious strategy to eradicate asbestos in Europe
Too little has been done for too long to deal with asbestos – this must change if EU policy makers take the demands seriously that were put forward by local and regional government representatives, victim support groups, trade unions and other stakeholders on 24 June 2015 during a joint conference of the Committee of the regions (CoR) and the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC). Currently, asbestos related diseases continue to claim an approximate 47,000 lives per year according to...


LAFARGEHOLCIM Global Day of Action
LafargeHolcim has committed to provide “safe, healthy and inclusive workplaces”. The company announced health and safety as “a critical success factor” for their operational performance, which workers and trade unions appreciate. But, more than 300 people have died over the last four years doing work for Lafarge and Holcim. Almost 90 per cent of the dead were employed by subcontractors or third parties. On 7...


Today, all of Europe’s construction unions are launching a European campaign on letterbox companies. The campaign is being organised simultaneously by 76 unions in 34 countries. Fake letterbox companies have no real economic activities and are only used to dodge collective agreements. Based on our experience, these companies increasingly serve as a means of committing social dumping and fraud, primarily large-scale social fraud.Under existing European legislation, anyone can easily...
29:Social Dialogue Construction WP Youth et Vocational Training
9:Social Dialogue Construction WP Safety and Health
10:Social Dialogue Furniture - WP VET & S&H
10:Safety and Health Co-ordination Group
11:Social Dialogue Wood - WP VET and S&H
22:Auditing Committee
12:Standing Committee Wood, Furniture, Forestry

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