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Xenophobes must not be allowed to curtail right to free movement

“We are in favour of freedom of movement and equality of rights without any ifs or buts attached,” GUE/NGL MEP Cornelia Ernst affirmed in this afternoon’s European Parliament debate with Commissioner Reding on the right to free movement within the EU. Ernst congratulated Bulgarian and Romanian citizens as limits applying to workers from those countries … Continue reading

Billions for shareholders, crumbs for workers

Dividend payouts in France increased seven fold over the past two decades, new figures show, underlining widening inequality of wealth in Europe’s second largest economy. Over the same period workers got very little of this wealth that they had created, with wages rising by around a third. An astonishing 550 billion euros was handed out to … Continue reading

Italy’s new productivity deal: a critique

Wednesday two of Italy’s three trade union confederations signed a ‘productivity’ deal that sees employers gaining greater ‘flexibility’ to alter contracts and working conditions, with negotiations over labour contracts dealt with at a local level and not through sector-wide collective labour agreements. The largest union confederation CGIL rejected the deal. In return for this the … Continue reading

Capital grabs more wealth than labour in Spain for first time

Capitalists now have for the first time a larger share of the nation’s wealth than workers in Spain, new figures show. ‎More

Sarkozy wants to drive a wedge between employed and jobless

Does France’s President elect want to get rid of unemployment or jobseekers themselves? l’Humanite

EU Treaty ‘unprecedented attack on the European people’s basic political rights’

‘Fiscal Pact’ is regime change to a dictatorship of the markets, says Europe’s radical left leader Pierre Laurent, President of Party of the European Left (This statement was issued ahead of the informal summit on 30 January 2011) The EU heads of state will meet today to refine their project for « an international agreement … Continue reading

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