Date Released: 16 November 2012
The European Day of Action and Solidarity on Wednesdsay, 14th November, organised by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), resulted in a strong mobilisation across Europe. Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in a large number of European cities against the brutality of austerity measures.
ETUC General Secretary Bernadette Ségol commented: "Europe’s leaders should recognize the full magnitude of yesterday’s European mobilisation. Some 50 trade union organisations from 28 countries participated actively in this day of action. It is impossible to pursue the path of austerity, which is a total failure. According to a recent report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the austerity measures implemented in Greece are leading to violations of fundamental rights. We need to change course immediately. The social situation is urgent."
SIPTU is supporting the mobilization of trade unionists in Dublin on Saturday, 24th November. Members are asked to assemble at 1.00 p.m. at the Garden of Remembrance on Saturday, 24th November.