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Priority 1: Policies and actions for the future of Europe


The workers in all Visegrad countries (V4) are suffering for a long time from an East-West wage gap inside EU. Working time in V4 countries is high and the productivity growing fast and workers earn far much less than their western counterparts.The ETUC new campaign and the Wage Alliance could help them to promote upward convergence. It is necessary to know better the wage situation in V4 countries and the actions implemented yet by the trade unions in these countries and think about the conditions required for a V4 wage alliance.

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  • Share the need for an action to reduce the East-West wage gap in the EU;
  • Define the role and tasks and resources of the trade unionists to elaborate efficient wage alliances for Visegrad countries;
  • Build a list of arguments to defend wage convergence at national, Visegrad and EU levels. 
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Sylviane Mathy