With social dialogue under severe pressure and with public services being dismantled through austerity policies, the crisis has had a severely detrimental social impact on Europe. Citizens will respond to this impact in the upcoming European Parliament elections (22-25 May 2014). Their response will send a strong message, in some cases extreme.
With this in mind, the EU must start responding to the needs of its citizens to overcome this. Given the importance of sending strong signals to current and future European leaders, CESI can only offer its full support to action being taken by the ETUC and its member organisations.
CESI’s letter of support to the ETUC can be read here.