See the links below to find out what is going on in the European wide industry confederations:
European Trade Union Confederation
The European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) was set up in 1973 to promote the interests of working people at European level and to represent them in the EU institutions. At present, the ETUC has in membership 83 National Trade Union Confederations from 36 European countries, as well as 12 European industry federations, making a total of 60 million members, plus observer organisations in Macedonia,Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
IndustriAll European trade union – stands for a change of course for Europe. Europe needs sustainable industrial growth, more jobs and improved job security, greater participation rights for workers and citizens, and greater solidarity and fairness in distributing income and wealth in Europe!” declared Ulrich Eckelmann, the newly-elected General Secretary of the new European trade union federation.
European Transport Workers’ Federation
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) is a new pan-European trade union organisation which embraces transport trade unions from the European Union, the European Economic Area and Central and Eastern European countries. The ETF represents more than 2.5 million transport workers from 231 transport unions and 41 European countries, in the following sectors: railways, road transport and logistics, maritime transport, inland waterways, civil aviation, ports & docks, tourism and fisheries.
European Federation of Building and Woodworkers
The European Federation of Building and Woodworkers (EFBWW) is the European Industry Federation for the construction industry, the building materials industry, the wood and furniture industry and the forestry industry. The EFBWW has 75 affiliated unions in 31 countries and represents a total of 2,350,000 members.
European Federation of Public Service Unions
The European Federation of Public Service Unions is the largest federation of the ETUC and comprises 8 million public service workers from over 250 trade unions. EPSU organises workers in the energy, water and waste sectors, health and social services and local and national administration, in all European countries including in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood. EPSU is the recognised regional organisation of Public Services International (PSI).
The European Federation of Trade Unions in the Food, Agriculture and Tourism sectors resulting from the merger concluded between two European trade union federations, the ECF-IUF and EFA, on 11 December 2000. As a European Federation representing 120 national trade unions from 35 European countries, EFFAT defends the interests of more than 2.6 million members towards the European Institutions, European industrial federations and enterprise management.