Swansea Debates: Trade Unionists and the EU
12th May 2014
Swansea Trades Council
On May 22nd people in Wales go to the polls to elect our representatives to the European Parliament.
The position of a majority of trade unions is to support ‘Social Europe’, citing the benefits of, for instance, the European Working Time Directive. But workers worry about recent anti-union rulings and the exploitation of migrant workers to undermine locally agreed trade union terms and conditions. The RMT union is participating in putting up candidates to demand withdrawl from EU on the basis of fighting austerity.
To help local trade unionists understand better some of the issues involved ahead of the European elections, Swansea Trades Council is holding a debate on Europe from the trade unionist’s perspective.
Europe and Trade Unionists
A debate on the EU and the best choice for trade unionists in the European Parliamentary Elections hosted by Swansea Trades Council
Wednesday, 14 May, 7:30pm. Dyfatty Community Centre
Ioan Bellin, Plaid Cymru
Steven Skelly, RMT/No2EU – yes to workers’ rights
Welsh Labour Party Invited
All trade unionists welcome to listen and take part in this discussion
Secretary, Swansea Trades Council
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