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ETUC Congress: European Elections Show, For Juncker-SocialDemocrats-Employers

ETUC Congress: European Elections Show

For Juncker-SocialDemocrats-Employers

A few days before the European elections, the “Congress” of the European Trade Union Confederation was launched in Vienna, Austria.

The ETUC, which is funded about 75% by the EU’s mechanisms in order to intervene in Europe’s trade union movement and promote EU’s anti-workers’ policies, organized a great pre-election show for the European Social Democracy and the EU, which it named “Congress”.

This show started with European Commission’s President Jean-Claude Juncker, whom the Secretary-General of the ETUC personally thanked for “rescuing social Europe”.22.5.19 Congreso de CES Un evento preelectoral para el Juncker, Socialdemócatas,Empleadores

European Commission’s Love for ETUC cannot be hidden:European Commission’s President Juncker and ETUC’s President Rudy De Leeuw in ETUC’s Congress

Also took the floor various representatives of the European Social Democracy, such as Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen and Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa, Austrian Socialist Party chairwoman Pamela Rendi-Wagner, Portuguese socialist party MEP Maria João Rodrigues, as well as SYRIZA’s German brother party, DIE LINKE MEP, Thomas Händel, using the mechanism of the ETUC to portray themselves as pro-workers, those who have destroyed the lives of European workers and along with the USA and NATO they slaughter peoples.

European Commission’s President Juncker in ETUC’s Congress

This show was not spoiled even by the speech of Europe’s employers’ representative, of BusinessEurope, since he thanked the ETUC for its services in promoting social dialogue and class collaboration, ie disarming workers for employers’ profits.

ETUC Congress: European Elections Show: European Commission’s President Juncker and ETUC’s GS Luca Visentini in ETUC’s Congress

 What we can say with certainty that no one saw at the ETUC Congress, was… workers.

 Athens, May 22 2019

22.5.19 ETUC Congress European Elections Show For Juncker-Social Democrats-Employers

Solidarity message to the teachers of CTB Brazil


Solidarity message to the teachers of CTB Brazil

The World Federation of Teachers Union, FISE, affiliated member with the WFTU, sends a message of solidarity to the teachers of CTB Brazil who are going on strike on May 15, 2019.The teachers of CTB protest against the cuts in funds for education of up to 30% in just 4 months.

The FISE supports the right demands of the teachers, supports the strike and wishes great success in their struggles.


Florida approves bill allowing teachers to carry guns

FLORIDA’S HOUSE OF Representatives has approved a bill allowing teachers to carry firearms – a controversial step whose effectiveness in countering school shootings remains unproven.

The aim of the measure, which was previously approved by the state’s Senate and will now need to be approved by Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, is to prevent school shootings such as one that left 17 people dead at a high school in Parkland, Florida in February 2018.

Supporters of the bill – which permits teachers to carry firearms on school campuses on a voluntary basis after they have completed 144 hours of training – say armed teachers could save lives in the event of a school shooting.

But its opponents warn of the danger of accidents among teachers who would effectively be tasked with policing as well as education, and who, in the event of a school shooting, could be mistaken for a shooter by law enforcement.