European Journalists Join Demonstration Demanding Labour Rights in European Union

An EFJ delegation joined the demonstration organised by the European Trade Union Confederation in Brussels in support of the Charter of Fundamental Rights being included in any new European constitutional treaty. About 3000 trade unionists gathered in front of the headquarter of the European Commission on the eve of the Council of Ministers meeting where member states will decide over the content of the EU constitutional treaty.

While union activists protested in front of EU headquarters, trade union leaders, led by ETUC General Secretary John Monks, met with José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission.