Minister believes EU constitution would strengthen unions

for Europe, Denis MacShane,
believes trade unions would be much stronger under the EU constitution.

constitution was agreed by EU heads of state in June, and now has to be agreed
separately in each member country. It contains a Charter of Fundamental Rights,
which protects workers rights.

in the French magazine Le Monde, MacShane said a ‘no’ vote on the constitution
would be a disaster for the unions.

no] would be an error for the European left, a disaster for the unions, and
would endanger the future of 300 million European workers,” he wrote.

week, Personnel Today revealed that
the Government and unions would set up a trade union learning academy to train
union representatives to university levels.

more on the trade union learning academy, go to

Michael Millar


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