For a socially-responsible and just Europe
The European Christian Workers Movement
On 7th October, the World Day for Decent Work is celebrated. As the ILO states and the decent work, apart from generating an income, synthesizes the aspirations of people in their working lives.
Haltern, July 17, 2013 With a large majority, Otto Meier, diocesan secretary of the catholic labor movement in the archbishopric of Freiburg, has been elected president of the European Movement of Christian Workers (ECWM). 59 years old, he will represent the network of 20 labor movements from 15 member states of the European Union and Switzerland on a European level. He succeeds to the Spanish Charo Alfaro Castello who managed the above-mentioned organization for several years.
From July 13 till 16 the ECWM held its annual seminar in Haltern am See (Germany). The theme: “ Migration and social rights in Europe”.
Across Europe there is a decline in social rights of workers and migrants. Migrants are the first victims of austerity policies. Migration is necessary for Europe because of demographic reasons. Europe has need of migration. It is up to us to give an answer that respects human dignity.
The texts of speakers and movements: see -> documents-> Haltern