Swansea Debates: Trade Unionists and the EU

12th May 2014

"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."

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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

 

Speakers:

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

 

Ronnie Job,

Secretary, Swansea Trades Council

e-mail: swansea.tradescouncil@gmail.com or phone 07963 454041

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