<font size="5">Pay and Living Standards
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The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) calls for a demonstration on pay and living standards on Saturday April 5 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. This will be around the same time as Europe’s finance ministers and the European Central Bank meet there to discuss the financial crisis.
European trade unions are protesting about:
- the falling shares of wages and salaries, (and purchasing power) in the national income of most European countries
- calls by Europe’s leaders for pay restraint by workers, especially in the public sector, at a time when living standards are stagnant or falling and more purchasing power is needed. Even the OECD has said there is no wage problem in the EU
- the excessive rewards of the directors and other top earners which continue to accelerate
- the persistent pay gap between men and women
We are campaigning for:
- improvements in purchasing power to end poverty and boost demand in sluggish European economies
- decent minimum wages in all European countries and narrowing the earnings gap between countries
- greater equality between the boardroom and the shopfloor, and between men and women
- a fair deal for all workers, including in the public services
Join us in Ljubljana !
Commit yourselves to support the ETUC support Europe’s workers by sending a strong delegation and message to the finance ministers and central bankers in Ljubljana on April 5.
Contact at the ETUC: Antonio Moreira (firstname.lastname@example.org or +32 475 67 40 67)
or see ETUCWebsite: http://www.etuc.org/a/4563