Written by Alvaro Vasconcelos The real lesson of what happened on July 25 in Tunisia, when the president, Kais Saied, carried out what was, in effect, a coup d’état, is clear; autocratic populism is a serious threat to democracy. Nor…
Europe depends on workers moving. Whether they are making deliveries, harvesting fruits and vegetables, caring for elderly people, working in construction, metal workers, lawyers, doctors, researchers or in many other kinds of work. People who move country in Europe are essential to the wellbeing of everyone.
With Workers without Borders we advocate for the European institutions to do more to protect the rights of mobile workers. Last week, we sent a legal memorandum to the newly established European Labour Authority calling to take initiative in order to protect the rights of young workers.
Trade unions, workers' organisations and civil society in general must make the connections between the need to transform the global economy to become safe, fair and democratic, and the need to transform the economy to become ecologically sustainable.
We demand that EU Member States’ Health Ministers accept and follow the guidelines published by the EU Commission to ensure a strategic, coordinated response to this pandemic and Europe’s subsequent recovery.
Our members are citizens, activists, researchers, artists, organisers, civil society organisations, progressive movements and grassroots initiatives who are actively imagining, demanding and enacting transnational alternatives to the current political institutions and economic models.