Welcome to the 11th ETUC Congress
| 09h00|| Guest speaker: Antonio Fernandez Garcia, Advisor for Employment. Junta de Andalucia
Guest speaker: Jesús Caldera Sánchez-Capitán, Spanish Minister of Labour|
| 09h10|| Continuation of session 4|
| 10h30|| Session 5: On the offensive for: A stronger European Union|
| 13h00|| Closing session
General Secretary of the ETUC
Retiring President of the ETUC
New President of the ETUC|
| 13h30|| End of the 11th ETUC Congress|
Trade union delegates from 36 European countries today backed a call by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) to demonstrate, in view of the forthcoming EU Summit in Brussels on 21-22 June, for the European Charter of Fundamental Rights to be included as a legally binding part of any agreed treaty reform.
A new study carried out by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), the French organisation Syndex, and the German and Spanish Wuppertal and Istas Institutes, shows that climate change represents a serious and unprecedented challenge for employment policies and for the social partners: the anticipated job gains and losses are sizeable, and no sector can afford to ignore the consequences of climate change, whether they feel the direct impact of global warming or have to suffer or deal with the consequences – either positive or negative – of the measures taken to combat it.