EU Sources - ETUC launches pay rise campaign - February 28, 2017

The campaign ‘Europe needs a pay rise – It’s time for our recovery’ was launched in an event in Brussels on 14 and 15 February 2017. ETUC General Secretary, Luca Visentini in his opening speech said: ‘Collective bargaining is the foundation of efficient social dialogue and democracy at work. It is the fundamental tool to make sure wage increases benefit labour and the economy’. He claimed that over recent years there has been a systematic dismantling of collective bargaining in most EU countries. Panellists from employers’ organisations admitted that bolstering collective bargaining has an important role to play in deepening and sustaining Europe’s economic recovery.

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